1970 Cadillac Eldorado
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|Color:||Lucerne Aqua Firemist|
|Engine:||8.2L 500Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated|
|Trim:||Base Hardtop 2-Door|
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1970 Cadillac Eldorado 1st Generation "E1" Eldorado with the Massive 400HP 560 ft. lbs Torque 500ci 8. 2 liter 10:1 compression ratio engine. This beautifully styled vehicle was assembled on February 14. 1970 and is production sequence No. 17. 44 out of the 23. 42 that were produced in the 1970 Model Year. The 1970 body style represents the 4th and final year of the 4 year "E1" Eldorado design. The vehicle is State of Florida Titled under VIN: H0262952 and was purchased from the private "Seynemeier" collection and was restored in the original GM Trim Tag Color Code No. 93 LUCERNE AQUA FIREMIST.
This is an original CALIFORNIA car delivered to "Casa De Cadillac" in Sherman Oaks CA and from California it was sold to a Private Banker Eldorado Collector in Colorado were is was maintained for several years before arriving in Florida.
This vehicle is an excellent example of the original Bill Mitchel "RAKISH" LUXUTY SPORTS CAR as exemplified by the Massive 400HP 560 ft. lbs Torque 500ci 8. 2 liter 10:1 compression ratio engine. the "Largest Most Powerful Production Engine" ever made !
The true "E1" Eldorado enthusiast understands that ONLY THE 1970 ELDORADO has this unique one (1) year only engine. Only the 1970 500ci 8. 2 liter engine has the full 400HP 560 ft. lbs Torque 500ci 8. 2 liter 10:1 compression ratio engine. although the 500 8. 2 liter engine was available through 1976. the horsepower was reduced to 190HP with an 8. 5:1 compression ratio in order to increase gas mileage do to the OPEC Oil embargo of the early 70s. br>
The 1970 Eldorado having the same Rakish Stylizing consistent with all the "E1" Eldorado model years combined with the one (1) year only feature of the 500ci 8. 2 liter engine has the full 400HP 560 ft. lbs Torque 500ci 8. 2 liter 10:1 compression ratio engine. it is anticipated that over the long term the 1970 Eldorado will have the greatest appreciation going forward.
(similar to the 67 tri-power corvette)
The 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado is generally regarded as the most "POWERFUL LUXURY SPORTS CAR" among the 1st Generation "E1" Eldorados (1967-70). The Cadillac Eldorado enthusiast community understands that the coarse "SPORTY STYLIZING" aspects were deemphasized in 69-70 and Luxury was instead emphasized as compared to the earlier 67-68 model years. although only the 1970 will remain in history as having the most powerful production engine every installed . the massive 400HP 8. 2 liter 500ci 1970 engine.
While the 1967 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado represents the 1st year and will always have the status as the "first year car" (similar to the 63 corvette). it is understood that from an appreciation standpoint the 1970 Eldorado has the greatest long term upside potential among the "E1 Eldorado model years.
Location: Tarpon Springs Florida USA Tel : (001) 7273647523
ENGINE CODE: S
500 Cubic Inch V-8 (400 Horsepower at 4400 rpm)
Bore and stroke: 4. 30 x 4. 304 Inches
Compression ratio: 10. 0:1
Torque: 550 ft. lbs. at 3000 rpm
Carburetor: Rochester Model 4MV Quadrajet (Special for Eldorado)
Exhaust System: Dual Exhaust to Muffler. One Outlet Pipe/Resonator from Muffler
Front Wheel Drive THM-425 Turbo Hydra-Matic. br> Torque Converter Type with Fixed Stator
Front: Independent. unequal-length wishbones. coil springs. anti-sway bar
Rear: Rigid axle. single-leaf springs. traction dampers. air leveling
Tilt & Telescoping Steering Column
2. 75 Turns lock to lock
Type: Recirculating ball
Steering ratio: 16. 3 inches
Turning diameter: 41 Feet
Front: 12. 0 x 2. 75 Inch Disk Brakes
Rear: 12. 0 x 2. 0 Inch Cast Iron Drums
Total Swept Area: 179. 5 Sq. Inches
1970 HISTORICAL NARRATIVE
A Cadillac with 550-ft. lbs. of torque? Yes. it's true. Imagine the surprised look on the faces of high performance addicts in their 1970 Corvettes--complete with the $3. 00 LS7 454 CID 460 horsepower Tri-Power Engine setup--when the light turns green and that huge Cadillac sitting next to them burns rubber from the front wheels! While most Eldorado drivers don't behave this way. it has certainly occurred over the years. It's an unusual feeling driving these cars; they don't behave the way you would expect an automobile of this magnitude to behave. They hold the corners like they were on rails; they accelerate rapidly enough to scare you if you hold the pedal down too long. The variable-ratio power steering was precise. and the standard automatic level control kept everything on an even keel. regardless of load. Cars this size aren't supposed to handle this way--smaller performance cars are designed for this. Cadillacs are meant to isolate their occupants in comfy quiet. with no indication that anything else is going on outside. Right? Well. maybe. but this Cadillac certainly wasn't typical if that was the case.
1970 was the fourth and last year of the first generation body style that was introduced in 1967 and ran very successfully through 1970. Face-lifts each year managed to keep the styling fresh. but change was certainly needed for 1971. as cars in the personal luxury field were normally expected to change their appearance every few years to keep up with current styling trends. The body style Cadillac would introduce for 1971 would basically have to carry the Eldorado through the 1978 model year. as government mandated safety and emissions requirements would eat up a large percentage of the money that would have previously been used for styling changes. The Eldorados that followed the 1970 models would be glamorous in their own way. but never again would they exhibit the crisp lines and sleek styling of the 1967-1970 models. Even some Cadillac enthusiasts agree that quality slipped after 1970. and there are those who are normally considered dedicated Cadillac fans. but they're not fans of the Eldorados that came after 1970.
A story was repeated to us that the new 1971 Eldorado and the also new for 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado may have had a bit of a connection. The Toronado was completely restyled for 1971. and its new styling bore more than just a slight resemblance to the look the Eldorado had just shed. Some believe Oldsmobile's stylists had seen the new 1971 styling. and felt Cadillac was about to make a horrible mistake with it. It's said that Olds stylists. hoping to capture a few disgruntled Caddy customers. who would be reluctant to purchase one of the new models because of its styling. might consider a Toronado instead. At least. that's how the story goes. (We've not verified it. nor have we tried to. so take it for what it's worth. )
A restyle in 1975 brought back a hint of the first generation Eldorado's styling. with the removal of the heavy-looking rear fender skirts and new rectangular headlamps up front. which cleaned up the styling considerably. and gave the car a slimmer. sleeker look overall. The 1975 restyle would serve the Eldorado through 1978.
Cadillac was careful to protect the image it had so long worked to establish. and all references to performance for 1970 were limited to statements such as ". unusually spirited performance". "brilliantly responsive". and "responsiveness that leaves the sixties far behind". All of those statements are true. and true to Cadillac's advertising slogan "the standard of the world". the 1970 Eldorado was the world's finest personal luxury car !
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