Horsepower is one area where the Eldorado dominated most of its competition: 300 horses from a state-of-the-art 4.6 liter DOHC V8 called the Northstar. It was a pretty big deal back then and even today, this big coupe hustles like it weighs 800 pounds less than it does. There’s a throaty bark when you turn the key and the intervening years have proven that the Northstar is pretty much indestructible when properly maintained. This one is beautifully maintained and sparkling clean under the hood, suggesting an owner who cared about the car more than most, and aside from some scuffed paint on the faux plastic engine cover, it looks almost new. It idles smoothly and pulls hard with bottomless reserves of torque, and the 4-speed automatic transmission is always willing to serve up a downshift to get it into the meaty part of its powerband. Add in a fully independent suspension, big 4-wheel disc brakes, and some capable chassis tuning and you get a luxury car that isn’t afraid to run hard. Special 16-inch chrome alloy wheels were part of the deal, with these wearing Vogue whitewall radials that set the tone perfectly.
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Location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States