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This is a “pristine” 1976 Cadillac Eldorado
Convertible. It has a very desirable
color combination of red with white interior.
The car has 25 original miles.
Yes, you read that right! Let me
spell that out…TWENTY-FIVE…not 2500, not 250….25!
Let me give you a little history about this car because I am
sure you are scratching your head in disbelief and confusion. I purchased this car in 2009 from a collector
in NJ. I knew the owner well and he took
good care of the car and never drove it. He purchased the car in 2003 from the estate
of a collector and his car museum in NC. I have all
the proper documentation of this sale and an odometer statement from 2003. If you
look at the images provided in this listing, you will see that the original
window sticker is still on the car. The car
originally came from a dealership in Los Angeles called “Thomas Cadillac.” The dealership was run by LaRue Thomas and it
was located at West 7th Street/Bixel. LaRue Thomas also had a museum on the 6th
floor of the building with over 100 cars.
I believe this car was moved straight from the showroom floor to the museum
floor when they realized it would be “the last of the big convertibles.” In 1989 they closed the business and sold the
building. The cars were moved to a
warehouse. His collection was ultimately
sold and dispersed in 1993.
I am not a “car guy” and bought it as an investment in
2009 because I knew the collector and how meticulous he was at taking care of
his cars. I’ve had it for 10 years and I am ready to sell. This has to be one of the lowest mileage cars
from the era. It belongs in an advanced
Cadillac collection or even a museum! If you are a serious buyer then you will probably want to come and see it in
person.Here are some links for more information about the original
dealership/Museum this car came from…
http://articles.latimes.com/2004/may/05/local/me-thomas5Someone mentioned that the
hubcaps aren’t the factory 76 Eldorado. I was told by a collector that the rims are original but someone had them completely chromed and then added chrome baby moon hub caps to snap on to the center of the rim...and finally adding the Cadillac Logo to the chrome baby moons.