Eldo 78 or 70, which is better?


Asked by Dec 07, 2012 at 09:08 AM about the 1970 Cadillac Eldorado

Question type: General

I want to buy either Eldorado 78, 7 liter, 180 horse power, Biarritz version or 1970, 8.2 liters, 400 horse power. Similar price and niveau. Which is the better choice?
I am from Germany. Please help to decide. Both cars looks great

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It is a matter of personal choice. Both cars have a different look, different appeal. The 78 is a more modern, luxurious version of the large Eldorado FWD. Both the 70 and 78 are end of generation years. A 70 Eldorado is considered far more collectible as a general rule, especially if equipped with rare options: Sun Roof, Track Master, etc. The only real collectible 1978 is the limited edition Tu-tone Custom Biarritz WITH a Sun Roof or Astro Roof to make it even more collectible with LOW production numbers. If you're looking to win a race the 70 is your choice of course. If you were looking at a 70 & 78 in the SAME condition, and same price, your probably better off investment wise to buy the 1970, but this is my opinion based upon the US market of the two respectively.

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It will be a nightmare finding parts over there for Cadillac as Cadillac has stopped producing parts for the earlier models. Many Germans will tell you the same thing. Buy a vintage Mercedes instead.

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