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CADILLAC ELDORADO (1978-date)

2-door 5-seater coupé.

Drastically shrunken personal Cadillac, 1100lbs lighter than before on 12.5ins shorter wheelbase, 20ins less length, and with much less flab. Still front-drive, now with irs, and a diesel engine option to meet CAFÉ regulations. Very formal styling, like latest Buicks, persisted to early eighties. Only 172bhp from petrol engine, 127bhp from diesel - both engines would lose 20bhp more for 1980! Fast luxury cars were disappearing in the USA. Sales of smaller cars jumped - by 50 per cent compared with Cadillac's last behemoth.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
5737cc petrol and diesel (V8 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, front-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1978 to 2011  
Number produced:
n/a