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Dual Horns! 1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

The horns attached to the front of this 1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible make a bold statement. They won’t appeal to everyone but would undoubtedly start conversations wherever this classic goes. Looking beyond the horns reveals a solid survivor in good mechanical health. If fun in the sun with a splash of luxury is your thing, you will find the Caddy listed here on eBay in Houston, Texas. Bidding currently sits below the reserve at $12,200.

This Eldorado looks totally different with its horns removed, and many will consider it looks better. For those who prefer the previous photo, reattaching them is straightforward, as they mount via a fabricated bracket, meaning no holes have been drilled in this classic. If the successful bidder wishes to use the car for parades or other purposes, they can perform the upgrade with a couple of spanners in a few minutes. Beyond that, this car has plenty of positive points. Its Bombay Yellow paint shines nicely, with no evidence of patching or checking. The Black power top is in good order, and the Parade Boot provides a clean look with the top down. There are no significant rust issues and no noticeable dings or dents. The trim looks excellent, as does the glass.

Luxury car owners are usually less concerned about their vehicle’s outright performance than how effortlessly it will tackle traffic and the open road. The 190hp produced by this classic’s 500ci V8 should push it through the ¼-mile in 19.4 seconds, which is as expected from any car tipping the scales at 5,313 lbs. The three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes should make the driving experience effortless around town while allowing the Caddy to cruise all day comfortably on the highway at 70mph. The news for potential buyers is positive following some recent mechanical work. The seller resealed the transmission, replacing the radiator, water pump, brakes, shocks, exhaust, alternator, A/C compressor, plugs, and plug wires. It is ready for some relaxed top-down touring with a new owner behind the wheel.

The one disadvantage of owning a classic Convertible is that it is virtually impossible to hide a sub-standard interior. This is especially true when the vehicle is a prestige model that comes with expectations of luxury. This Eldorado’s interior is serviceable, featuring new carpet. The leather seatcovers have seen better days and are hidden beneath aftermarket covers and a blanket. Replacing the upholstery will hurt the buyer’s wallet to the tune of $1,250, but that isn’t the end of the story. Some faux woodgrain trim pieces are showing deterioration and are probably beyond repair. Complete kits retail for around $220, and replacing everything would maintain color consistency. Otherwise, the interior has no further needs. The dash and pad are excellent, and the only aftermarket addition is a hidden Bluetooth stereo with box-mounted speakers. The car retains its original AM/FM radio and also features air conditioning, power windows, a tilt wheel, and cruise control.

Cars like this 1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible are often referred to as land yachts, and it is easy to see why. They are big and bold, wafting effortlessly down the road like genuine yachts on the high seas. However, they hail from a time that is very different from today. Emission and safety regulations were tightening, but fuel was still cheap. It didn’t matter if they returned single-digit fuel consumption figures because brimming the tank was inexpensive. Every classic is important because they all serve as a window into a different motoring era. This Cadillac may be as irrelevant today as a VCR in a digital world, but that makes it no less worthy of preservation. People agree with that sentiment because it has already received twenty-five bids. I believe the price could nudge $18,000 before the auction ends, but would you consider paying that much for this tidy survivor?


  1. Angel_Cadillac_Diva Angel Cadillac Diva Member

    This Cadillac is a beauty! Love the color. Most cars look good in a soft pale yellow, but this one needs wider whites, 2.5 or 3″, a white top and my personal favorite, a white interior. This is the car to drive the strip in Vegas.
    Back around 2005 I had a baby blue with baby blue interior and white top 1975 Eldorado. Loved that car and swore someday I’d get another one. Will it be this one? Probably not, but someday.

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  2. TheOldRanger

    Beautiful car (sans the longhorns) on the outside, but quite a bit of effort needed for the interior. I’m not surprised the car is in Houston though (I’m from Texas, but not Houston…lol).

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  3. normadesmond

    Sees horns, :::rolls eyes:::

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  4. Mr Meowingtons

    That is a very nice car, without them horns!

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  5. Poppy

    If I was a child in one of those booster seats, I’d want a full face motorcycle helmet to wear if grandpa was planning an ice cream run to the next town on the interstate. Back seats in a convertible can be miserable.

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    • AJ Daoud

      I had a 75 yellow with white interior when I was on police department. Remember answering a few calls in it. What a car

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    • Jim in FL Member

      Poppy, your comment brought back memories of when I took my ’74 LeSabre convertible on a road trip from FL to Chicago back in the mid 80’s. The kids in the back seat enjoyed it…for a while, then begged for the top to be put back up! Ahhh, memories!

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  6. 370zpp 370zpp Member

    Wanna make sure and tighten down the horns before any high speed travel.
    I’m picturing air-borne horns at 70mph. Not a pretty sight.

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  7. Howard A Member

    Boss Hogg.

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  8. Cam W.

    This may be a good buy. There is evidence of much recent work: new exhaust, alternator, brakes, and A/C. Frame and floor look really solid too.
    The colour is nice too…I have a ’71 Eldo convertible in the same colour, but with white top and saddle interior.
    You can find these cheaper to buy, but they usually take way more $ to put right, especially when the fender extensions have crumbled.
    These are fun cruising cars, with lots of room for kids & friends. One limiting factor is many home garages are too small for it to fit.

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  9. Erik

    About the horns: “[…] would undoubtedly start conversations wherever this classic goes.”

    Yep, with the police.
    Sharp, pointy things on a car are not allowed here, it’s a risk for cyclists and pedestrians.

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  10. Jerry Rodriguez

    A friend of mine from NY owned this same car, horns too! brought it to Florida… wondering if this vehicle was owned by Jim Reilly?

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  11. bobk

    Nothing to do with the car, but being raised on a ranch in the Flint Hills of Kansas, I have never understood why people put horns on the hood of ANY car. Sheesh!

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  12. Angel_Cadillac_Diva Angel Cadillac Diva Member

    In the movie “Twins” with Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arnie drove one just like this only in white. Complete with the steer horns.

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  14. Upchucked

    The horns attached to the front of this 1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible make a bold statement. They won’t appeal to everyone … WOW!! I’m surprised they would appeal to anyone … then again, it is Texas.

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    • TheOldRanger

      Ain’t no place better n Texas… y’all !!! :-)
      Remember those Suburban ads back in the 90s…. the National Car of Texas….

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  15. 67Firebird_Cvt 67Firebird_Cvt Member

    While I appreciate their patriotism a flag should never be used for a seat cover!

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    • Erik

      If a flag is so important to you, why are you using our flag in the USA and put the letters SALE on it?

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  16. John C.

    Somebody beat me to it! Looks like something Boss Hogg from Dukes of Hazzard would drive, with his bassett hound flash.

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  17. Miminite

    Reminds me of “No Money Down” by Duane Allman

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