Cadillac Eldorado Models & History 1998

  • No change occurred in either the Eldorado series lineup from the year previous or in the powertrain combinations used.
  • The new standard features of the Eldo series coupes included four new exterior color choices:
    • Baltic Blue
    • Gold Firemist
    • Moonstone
    • Crimson Pearl
  • There were two new interior color selections:
    • Camel (available only in leather)
    • Pewter (available in cloth or leather in Eldorado and leather only in the Eldorado Touring Coupe)
  • Both the base coupe and ETC received
    • an airbag warning label affixed to the passenger visor
    • new design electrochromic day/night inside rearview mirror
    • new radio with Bose speaker system that additionally received a mute button
    • TheftLock theft-deterrent system
  • An optional radio selection included radio data system (RDS) and weather band
  • The series coupes’ personalization feature was also upgraded with two new door locking modes as well as the remote keyless entry fob gaining an additional doors-locked verification feature.
  • The OnStar communications system was again a dealer-installed option.
  • StabiliTrak stability control system, while already standard equipment on the ETC. was now optional on the base coupe.
  • Unique new standard features found on the ETC were heated front seats and the next-generation of Magnasteer.
Model Number Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
EL1 L57 2-door Coupe 5 38495 3843 18415
ET1 T57 2-door Tour. Coupe 5 42695 3876


Feature Eldorado ETC
Type 90-degree dual overhead cam Northstar V-8
Block Aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners
Heads aluminum
Displacement 279 cu. in. (4.6 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.66 x 3.31 in.
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Brake horsepower 275 @ 5600 rpm 300 @ 6000 rpm
Torque 300 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm 295 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm
Tappets Direct acting hydraulic tappets.
Fuel supply Tuned port fuel injection.


Feature Dimension
Wheelbase 108.0 in.
Overall Length 200.6 in.
Height 53.6 in.
Width 75.5 in.
Front Tread 60.9 in.
Rear Tread 60.9 in.
Eldorado Tires Michelin P225/6OSR16
ETC Tires Goodyear Eagle RS-A P225/60HR16.
Feature Eldorado ETC
Transmission 4T80-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic (includes viscous converter clutch)
Steering Power-assisted rack-and-pinion, Magnasteer.
FrontSuspension Independent MacPherson strut with coil springs. strut-type shock absorbers and stabilizer bar and MacPherson strut dampers Independent MacPherson strut with coil springs. stabilizer bar and electronic continuously variable road sensing suspension.
Rear Suspension Fully independent short/long arm. rear shock w/airlift and stabilizer bar w/automatic level control Fully independent, coil springs. short/long arm and stabilizer bar w/automatic level control and electronic continuously variable road sensing suspension
Brakes Power assisted front and reardiscw/Bosch anti-lock braking system
Body Construction Integral body-frame.
Fuel Tank 20.0 gals.


Stabilitrak Chassis Control Syst. $495.
R8H Autumn Classic Ed. $2418.
WA7 Comfort/Convenience Pkg. $867
WA8 Safety/Security Pkg. for Eldo $502
WA8 Safety/Security Pkg. for ETC $207.
Accent Striping $75
Astroroof $1,550.
White Diamond Paint $500.
Crimson Pearl Paint $500.
Leather Seats $785.
Bose Sound Syst. w/Cassette & CD $1,119
Bose Sound Syst.w/Cassette & CD & Digital Signal Processing $1,219:
Bose Sound Syst.w/Cassette & CD & Digital Signal Processing on ETC $100
Trunk Mounted 12-Disc CD Chanqer $595.
P225/60SP16 WSW Tires $76.
P225!60ZR16 BSW Tires $250.
Trunk Storage Syst. $265.
Chrome wheels $795,