For $8,495, dust off your top hat and put on the Biarritz.

Cadillac touted the 1976 Eldorado as its last convertible product ever, causing speculators to rabidly snap them up. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 1984 Eldo ragtop may have been Caddy's way of saying just kidding, but should its price be taken seriously? » 8/10/11 8:00am 8/10/11 8:00am

150 Machine Guns, One Cadillac

Back in 2002, car journalist extraordinaire Ezra Dyer set out destroy a 1984 Cadillac Eldorado with the aid of a gun club for a feature in Automobile Magazine. Video was created of the ensuing destruction. That video was just published. » 12/31/10 10:00am 12/31/10 10:00am

What To Drive This July 4th? Bicentennial Eldorado!

Coming not quite two years after Richard Nixon's resignation and just barely a year after the Fall Of Saigon, the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was somewhat muted by Malaise. Meanwhile, Cadillac was building its last convertible Eldorados. » 7/04/10 4:00pm 7/04/10 4:00pm

Remember When Automakers Encouraged Drinking And Driving?

Fifty years ago, the world was a very different place. Proof? This image of a '57 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham's glovebox was a General Motors PR shot. My, how times have changed. Photo Credit: GM » 5/14/10 9:00am 5/14/10 9:00am

You've Dreamed Eldorado Dreams... and 1985 Is Your Eldorado Reality!

What kind of slacker gets the déclassé '85 Seville when he could have the Eldorado he's dreamed of since he was valeting for Judge Smales back in the day? » 1/30/10 12:00pm 1/30/10 12:00pm

Junked Eldorado Biarritz Keeps Late Malaise Era Alive In Our Hearts

The Late Malaise Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, with its stainless-steel roof panel and Barcalounger-esque button-tucked leather seats, was all about class. » 12/12/09 1:00pm 12/12/09 1:00pm

For $6,500, It’s a Ballroom Biarritz

When gas prices increase for a prolonged period of time, car makers respond with more fuel-efficient products. Today,Nice Price or Crack Pipe has just such a Caddy from the ‘70s. And it comes with a can full of marbles. » 11/09/09 7:00am 11/09/09 7:00am

Get Ready For 24 Hours Of LeMons Reno With Eyesore Racing’s…


Here’s a little treat for those of you who can’t wait to follow the Monaco GP Murilee and Rob Krider's coverage of this weekend’s LeMons race: a pink Cadillac-Miata from Eyesore Racing. » 5/22/09 8:30am 5/22/09 8:30am

1984 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

Welcome to Down On The Street » 9/04/08 9:00am 9/04/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we're going to look at one of the many reasons that Cadillac has had to struggle so mightily to build a coherent brand image- ideally, one that attracts buyers who might…

Bay Area Train Commuters Prefer Vintage Iron

When you're having a quinto-Belvedere tailgate party at the Oakland Coliseum, you pay to park in the official stadium lot, but when you're swilling cheap beer and wolfing chile verde burritos prior to sneaking into the good seats with your bleacher tickets watching a ballgame from the bleachers, you don't want to pay » 4/25/08 4:00pm 4/25/08 4:00pm

Shopping For An 8.2 Liter Engine?

There was a time, maybe a decade ago, when Cadillac Eldorados with high-compression 500-cubic-inch engines were plentiful in self-service junkyards. These days, months can go by between sightings of non-Malaise 500s. As I learned when I helped a friend pull a 500 one sweltering, bloody-knuckled day, the Eldo's… » 4/15/08 2:00pm 4/15/08 2:00pm

Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

Well, you've done it again - voted into the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage another glass-and-steel piece of history which some, but not all, agree would make for a great addition: the Lotus Eleven. Last week saw no progress towards filling the garage due to Geneva Motor Show shenanigans, but that just gave us some extra time… » 3/11/08 12:40pm 3/11/08 12:40pm

1980 Cadillac Eldamino: For When Your Brat Just Isn't Classy Enough

We've got the deal of the century for you, assuming you are in the market for a car-truck based on a FWD, V8-powered luxury car of the 80's. It's the Cadillac Eldamino and it's got everything an up-and-coming dealer needs: mag wheels, tonneau truck cover, fake Q-beams, 350 c.i. Olds V8 and XM Radio (unless that… » 3/10/08 10:40am 3/10/08 10:40am

1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

Almost two months since the last Cadillac? That just seems wrong, given how many old Cads still roam the island. That's why today's DOTS machine will be a Malaise Eldorado, similar to the '78 Eldo we had a while back, only this one's a convertible instead of a T-top car.
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1978 Cadillac Eldorado

We sometimes forget that you could still get enormous freakin' Detroit land yachts well into the Malaise Era, gas lines and Middle East unrest be damned. This 1978 Cadillac Eldorado is an excellent example of such a car; the '77 Continental we saw a few months back is another. » 9/13/07 9:30am 9/13/07 9:30am

Last of the Line: Bicentennial Edition Cadillac Eldorado

Just a year after the Fall of Saigon and two after Nixon's resignation, the year of the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence wasn't exactly the high point of American automotive pride. 20% inflation thinned car purchasers' wallets, horsepower ratings were miserable, and huge bumpers uglified just… » 7/04/07 3:00pm 7/04/07 3:00pm

Hoon of the Day: Eldorado Versus Camper

Mid-70s Eldorado with missing door. Group of young men with beer. Rural setting. Snow. Barking dogs. A fifth-wheel travel trailer. You can probably see where this is going. But where's the meth lab gonna go now? » 3/30/07 11:15am 3/30/07 11:15am

It's Hard Out Here for an Old School Pimp: The Corvorado

Considering the changing tastes of independent entertainment contractors, pimps of the '70s make today's pimps look like Martha Stewart Living: Rollin' Dirty Edition. Check out customizer Les Dunham's Corvorado, circa 1973. Sure, it looked like an Eldo, but it was a Corvette modified with Cadillac parts. Arguably the… » 8/03/06 12:53pm 8/03/06 12:53pm