Cadillac’s 4.1 liter V8 was a workhorse during this period, showing up in all manner of passenger cars, and if properly maintained, they’re smooth, torquey, and reliable. They make nice V8 sounds and you can’t argue with the fuel economy of a big luxury car like this. Fortunately, this one has been well maintained and it shows, with the engine bay looking particularly tidy and with all the original equipment intact and only some surface scale on the air cleaner, which is pretty typical. It starts easily and once it’s up to cruising speed, it just loafs along at 75 MPH with nary a whisper. The Eldo’s all-independent suspension is comfortable and competent and there’s a disc brake at each corner, too, giving the Cadillac coupe a fairly impressive spec sheeet. Wire hubcaps on steel wheels should look familiar, and they wear relatively recent 225/75/15 whitewall radials.

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