1967 Cadillac Eldorado  Chassis no. H7140780
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1967 Cadillac Eldorado Chassis no. H7140780
Sold for US$ 5,830 inc. premium
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1967 Cadillac Eldorado
Chassis no. H7140780
429ci OHV V8 engine
Single Carter AFB four-barrel carburetor
340bhp at 4,600
Three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic
transmission
Independent front suspension with coil
springs and rigid rear axle with leaf springs
Four-wheel power-assisted drum brakes

-Crisp Mitchell styling
-Unified Powerplant Package, front-wheel drive
-0-60 in 8.5 seconds, 120mph Top Speed

The Eldorado

Another Bill Mitchell masterpiece, the all-new 1967 Eldorado introduced the sharp-edged styling motifs that Cadillac successfully returned to three decades later. The perfect long-hood/short deck proportions belie the Eldorado's 221 inch length. Under that massive hood is an equally-massive 429 cubic inch, 340 hp V-8, used for only one year. GM's innovative front-wheel drive system, which pairs a classic Hydra-Matic TH400 transmission with a planetary gearbox, turned out to be sturdy enough to drive the 12,500 lb. GMC Motorhome of 1973-1978. Cadillac sold 17,930 Eldorados in 1967, three times more than any previous year.

The Motorcar Offered

This particular Eldorado admittedly needs freshening, but it is running, rustfree, largely original and equipped with a variety of rare options, including cruise control, bucket seats, and a padded roof. It has a black leather interior and black vinyl top, offsetting the Marina Blue paint. Marina Blue was said to be Bill Mitchell's wife's favorite color, and was available on most GM models while he was Vice-President of Design.

Offered with a complete ownership history, this Cadillac will prove to be an easy, rewarding project.

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