1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
When Cadillac announced to the world that 1976 would be the last year of the convertible, there was an instant increase in demand, and production went up by 156% compared to the 1975 model year. Everyone thought this was the end forever for a convertible. Nevertheless, the convertible was reintroduced in 1984, but it never became the same beautiful and timeless Cadillac as the final year of the original Eldorado Convertibles.
The perfect long-hood paired with a short body proportionally gave the Eldorado's 224-inch length an incredible look. Under the car's massive hood is an equally-massive 500ci V-8 that powers the last year Cadillac convertibles that has more than enough power to sail along comfortably. GM's innovative front-wheel drive system, which paired a classic Hydra-Matic TH400 transmission with a planetary gearbox, turned out to even be sturdy enough to drive the 12,500lb GMC Motorhome of 1973-1978. The Eldorado convertibles were one of the greatest cars of their time and one of the most iconic Cadillacs ever created.