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1968 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado

The Cadillac Eldorado was transformed into a new 'Personal Luxury' automobile in 1976 and shared the Oldsmobile Toronado's United Power Plant Package and front-wheel-drive setup. Its redesigned exterior was very crip and distinct that gave the brand a modern and competitive edge in the luxury marketplace. It was described as a 'sports-styled' automobile, was shorter and lower than even the smallest Cadillacs, had dual exhausts but a single outlet muffler and tailpipe arrangement. It was the only model in the Cadillac lineup to offer the front disc brake option. For 1958, disc brakes became standard along with new safety features.

Cadillac had its best sales year in 1968 due to such a high demand for the Eldorado. The 472 cubic-inch V8 engine had Rochester Quadrajet four-barrel carburetion and delivered 525 pound-feet of torque and 375 horsepower. It had cast crankshaft and connecting rods, a 15-plate battery, and an integral water crossover pipe with thermostatic passages. The spring rates of the suspension were lowered slightly to improve the ride, the integral air conditioning system was still optional, and an air injector reactor and closed positive crankcase ventilation as standard.

Styling updates to the 1968 Cadillac Eldorado included vertical front parking lamps located on the leading edge of the fenders. The hood was lengthed by 4.5-inches to accommodate recessed windshield wipers. In the back, small round safety lamps were affixed to the fenders.

Standard equipment included power rear quarter ventipanes, retractable headlamp covers, Rosewood pattern dash panel appliques, and the wreath and crest-style Fleetwood emblems located on the hood and deck lid. The interior upholstery options included Deauville cloth with vinyl bolsters in four color choices, genuine leather options, and diamond pattern cloth and vinyl.

The 1968 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado hardtop coupe had a factory base price of $6,600 and 24,528 examples were sold.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2020

1968 Vehicle Profiles

1968 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado vehicle information

Hardtop Coupe

Cadillac wowed the auto world with a crisply beautiful 1967 Eldorado sharing GM's E-body personal luxury coupe architecture with Oldsmobile's Toronado and Buick's Gen II Riviera, both introduced the previous year. Its 340 horsepower 429 CID V8 powere....[continue reading]

Hardtop Coupe
 

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1968 Fleetwood Eldorado
$6,600-$166,900
1968 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Base Price : $6,600

Other 1968 Cadillac Models
$5,555 - $5,783

Eldorado Eighth Generation

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
17,930
120.00 in.
8 cyl., 429.00 CID., 340.00hp
$8,275 - $8,275
24,528
120.00 in.
8 cyl., 472.00 CID., 375.00hp
$6,600 - $6,600
23,333
120.00 in.
8 cyl., 472.00 CID., 375.00hp
$6,710 - $6,710

Industry Production

#1#2#3Cadillac
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)304,839
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)267,787
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)188,537
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)238,744
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)223,237
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)230,003
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)200,000
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)196,685
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)182,435
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)165,909
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)163,174

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