Cadillac History Eldorado(1971-78)

Cadillac Eldorado Models & History (1971-78)


The Eldorado lost its rear fender skirts this season and saw a major facelift, as well. Square headlamps were new. Wrap-around cornering lamps were gone, being replaced by a narrow, rectangular type, housed in the front fender tips. The parking lamps and directionals were placed in the bumper ends. Larger rear quarter windows appeared on the coupe and a new cross hatch grille was used on both styles. The rear fender wells were enlarged, causing the horizontal belt molding to end just ahead of the wheel openings. On the coupes, Fleetwood ornaments decorated the roof “C” pillar. Front-wheel-drive technology was retained.

Model Name Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type Seating Factory price Shipping weight Production total
Fleetwood Eldorado 71-693 69367E 2-door Convertible Coupe 6 pass. $7751 4690 lb 6800
Fleetwood Eldorado 71-693 69347H 2-door Hardtop Sport Coupe 6 pass. $7383 4650 lb 20,568


Engine type V-8 Overhead valves. Cast iron block
Displacement 500 cubic inches (8.2 L)
Bore & stroke 4.300 x 4.304 inches
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Brake horsepower (SAE gross) 365 @ 4400 rpm
Torque 535 @ 3000 rpm
Oil pressure 35-40
Main bearings five
Valve lifters Hydraulic
Carburetor Rochester four-barrel Quadrajet model 4MV (Eldorado type)


Trackmaster for Eldorado only $211


Automatic Climate Control $537
Cruise control $95
Fan type rear window defogger $37
Grid type rear window defogger $63
Door edge guards in 2-door $6
Power door locks $71
Power door locks with electric seat back release in coupes and convertibles $71
One piece front and rear floor mats $20
Soft Ray tinted glass $59
Guidematic $51
Lamp monitors $50
License frame(s) $6/1; $12/2
Remote control right mirror $26
Firemist paint $132
AM/FM pushbutton Radio $138
AM/FM signal-seeking stereo Radio $328
AM/FM radio with tape $416
Padded vinyl roof $161
Shoulder belts in convertible front seat or rear seat $32
Tilt and Telescope steering wheel $95
Sun roof with padded roof mandatory $626
Trumpet horn in coupe $16
Remote control trunk lock $58
Trunk mat $8
Twilight Sentinel $41
Expanded leather upholstery in Eldorado coupe $184