American automotive design took quite a nosedive after the early 1970s, quickly shifting from svelte and sexy to a bit clumsy and awkward.
This 1975 Cadillac Eldorado Station Wagon, which was originally found by the guys over at Road & Track, is a good example of this design decay. A 1950s or 1960s Cadillacs it definitely is not. And while the station wagon conversion was performed by a third party company, the 1975 Eldorado it’s based on certainly didn’t have the same panache as the 1965 Eldorado from 10 years prior.
According to Barn Finds, the owner of this vehicle claims only two cars were built by the conversion company, Wisco, in the 1975 model year. The donor car has working power windows, power locks and power seats, a fully functional 8-track player, full leather upholstery and R134 converted air conditioning. It also has rear-facing third row, which ought to bring back some memories of road trips and other times spent in the car for some readers.
The powertrain consists of a 500 ci V8 (that’s 8.1-liters!) paired with an automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels. Despite that massive displacement, the eight-cylinder only made 231 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. As for fuel economy, we’re sure it’s not even worth recording if you’re on the gas a lot. Who cares about fuel economy when you have about a mile of Cadillac station wagon behind you, though?
The owner of this car is selling it for $25,000, which is either a bargain or a rip off. It’s hard to say when a vehicle is so unique that you have nothing else to compare it to. We doubt there’s anyone out there willing to shell out $25k for an old Cadillac with a questionable station wagon rework, though. But hey, who knows, they might be able to get about $15k for it?
What do you think it’s worth, GM Authority readers?