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For sale on Craigslist: 1974 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible in Springfield, IL  -  $13,500  -  No phone # provided.  Reply to Seller through Craigslist email to:  5f466b2150fc364e95257c1dcddd5f92@sale.craigslist.org

 

Link: https://springfieldil.craigslist.org/cto/d/springfield-1974-cadillac/7324226354.html

 

1974 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

  • condition: good
  • cylinders: 8 cylinders
  • transmission: automatic
  • odometer: 57,000
  • title status: clean

I am selling 1974 Cadillac Eldorado 57,000 Miles Runs Good no issues just needs a new home.only serious inquiries please.....

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, B Jake Moran said:

Shall we guess at the price? 

Sure, why not?

My guess is the seller wants $25-30K. Realistic selling price: maybe $18-20K.

Nice, clean car, and looks good with the tan top.

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I agree that $18,000 to $20,000 is a decent price,

but I've seen better prices, such as this red 1973

in a Cadillac-LaSalle Club newsletter a few years ago

at $14,500:

 

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I have a 1974 Eldorado coupe in the same color,

"victorian amber firemist," as the car for sale.  Mine is

at a restoration shop being repainted and having some

rust taken care of.  So the pictures Fin Seeker posted

give me an indication of what mine will look like when

it's finished.  This is what mine looked like when I got it.

I like the curvier, less angular lines of the 1973-74 coupes

compared to the 1975-78 models:

 

1974 Eldorado--mine 4a.JPG

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4 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

I agree that $18,000 to $20,000 is a decent price,

but I've seen better prices, such as this red 1973

in a Cadillac-LaSalle Club newsletter a few years ago

at $14,500:

John, that was a few years ago. Prices seem to have gone crazy on the 70's Cadillacs recently. This car is priced at $13,500 which seems pretty darn good for what looks like excellent condition and only 57,000 miles. Better jump on it.

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1 hour ago, George Smolinski said:

John, that was a few years ago. Prices seem to have gone crazy on the 70's Cadillacs recently. 

 

Yes, the red Cadillac was for sale in 2017.

Are you sure the higher prices aren't merely

overpriced asking prices--or are they being

realized consistently?  If selling prices were

consistently higher, this car's owner would be

asking more, I think.

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1 hour ago, George Smolinski said:

John, that was a few years ago. Prices seem to have gone crazy on the 70's Cadillacs recently. This car is priced at $13,500 which seems pretty darn good for what looks like excellent condition and only 57,000 miles. Better jump on it.

Hi George,

How did you get the amount $13,500?  The Craigslist ad still states $1.

 

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Wow, I'm not really a mid-70's luxury guy, but the car that 6T posted is nice! I've heard that those filler panels between body and bumpers are hard to come by. Those look in great shape.

 

John's Eldo is just as cool, too. What a great color! It was my impression that I would see those everywhere as a kid...but now they're so unique and sleek looking. How times have changed.

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8 hours ago, JamesR said:

I've heard that those filler panels between body and bumpers are hard to come by. Those look in great shape.

 

Actually, James, bumper fillers are very easy to

come by.  Reproductions are made for dozens of cars,

even obscure ones, probably by several manufacturers.

At least, several places sell them.

 

The originals are almost certain to deteriorate on G. M. cars.

They fade, become brittle, crack, and pieces just fall out.

I ordered new ones for my '74 Eldorado.  New ones are

made of either fiberglass or A.B.S. plastic and are not

flexible like the old ones.

 

The car in this ad probably had its bumper fillers

replaced already.  I say that because the car is missing

the plastic-chrome trim that lines the fins and the lower

rear body adjacent to the rear bumper.  I had to replace

the plastic-chrome trim as well--and thankfully, that's

reproduced today too.

 

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1974 Cadillac Eldorado - Seldom seen color - "Runs good, no issues, just needs new home" - Springfield, IL - Not Mine - 5/26 Deleted

It looks like some dealer bought it,

and is trying immediately to resell it for a profit.

The car is now on Hemmings Motor News' website

with an asking price of $17,900.

 

At least he's not the "100% mark-up" kind of dealer.

He may be a "50% mark-up" kind of dealer.

That bodes a bit better for the potential owner:

 

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/cadillac/eldorado/2491161.html

 

"Location: Addison, Illinois, 60101
Stock #: 432
VIN #: 6L67SQ432026
Mileage: 54,000
Transmission: Auto
Exterior: Gold
Interior: White
Seller’s Description: Coming soon Ask for Earl +1 (773) 600-0919

Price: $17,900"

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8 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

It looks like some dealer bought it,

and is trying immediately to resell it for a profit.

The car is now on Hemmings Motor News' website

with an asking price of $17,900.

 

At least he's not the "100% mark-up" kind of dealer.

He may be a "50% mark-up" kind of dealer.

That bodes a bit better for the potential owner:

 

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/cadillac/eldorado/2491161.html

 

"Location: Addison, Illinois, 60101
Stock #: 432
VIN #: 6L67SQ432026
Mileage: 54,000
Transmission: Auto
Exterior: Gold
Interior: White
Seller’s Description: Coming soon Ask for Earl +1 (773) 600-0919

Price: $17,900"

Thank you for updating us with your find, John. 

While there is some consolation that the dealer's markup wasn't as outrageous as others we have seen, the car was apparently in very good overall condition to begin with as evidenced by the short amount of time between the sale, 5/26, to the date the car was relisted, 5/31.  Still, I am concerned that the rise in prices has moved so many cars out of the reach of everyday hobbyists.    

 

 

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