Cadillac Eldorado Tyres

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Cadillac Eldorado Classic 1953–1991

Cadillac Eldorado Classic Tyres
  • The Eldorado fitted 8.00 - 15 from 1953 to 1957 which is when the Eldorado switched to 8.20 - 15. The tyre we recommend in the size 8.20 - 15 is the 820 H 15 Avon Turbospeed.
  • For these tyres we suggest using the Michelin 15/17H innertube.
  • We recommend fitting the 235/70 R 15 as a radial alternative to 8.00 - 15 tyres as no classic tyre manufacturers currently fit tyres in this size. We recommend fitting the 235/70 HR 15 Michelin XVS, this tyre also comes as the 235/70x15 Michelin XVS Whitewall.
  • The Eldorado fitted 8.20 - 15 until 1965 which is when the Eldorado swapped to 9.00 - 15 classic tyres. No classic tyre manufacturers currently make a 900-15 tyre. Instead, we recommend fitting a 235/70 15 tyre as a radial alternative.
  • In 1970 the Eldorado's tyres changed to L78 - 15. Currently, no classic tyre manufacturers make a tyre in the size L78 - 15 or LR78 - 15. For models fitting L78 - 15 and LR78 - 15, we recommend fitting 235/70-15 tyres as an alternative fitment to these sizes.
  • In 1979 the Eldorado changed to fit 205/75 R 15 until 1986. The tyre we recommend in this size is the 205/75 HR 15 Galaxy Whitewall.
  • The correct tube for this tyre is the Michelin 15F.
  • In 1986 the Eldorado models on 14" Wheels fitted 205/75 R 14 and the models on 15" wheels fitted 215/65 R 15 until 1991. Unfortunately, no classic tyre manufacturers currently make a tyre in the size 205/75 R 14. For the size 215/65 R 15, B.F Goodrich make the 215/65 SR 15 B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A.

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History of the Cadillac El Dorado

The Eldorado design was based on the Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, equipped with the same engine, but for double the price. The car was developed in 1953 to lean further into the luxury personal car market alongside Buick Roadmaster Skylark and the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta, both of which were similar styles of car that were designed for this developing market. Luxury features of the period include heating, power windows, windscreen wipers, and a radio.

The first Eldorado struggled to get sales off the ground originally, with 0.5% of Cadillac Sales coming from the Cadillac Eldorado in 1953. Following this, Cadillac took away the unique sheet metal design, thus, reducing production costs which subsequently increased sales in 1954. Adapting to these changes, increased styling on the tailfins were added, further distinguishing the Eldorado from the Cadillac standard models.

The rear end was revised again in 1957 to feature a pointed fin at the end of the rear bumper, these changes allow for a distinguishing feature between the early Eldorado models. This year also introduced the Eldorado Brougham which was a luxury upgrade to the already luxurious Eldorado line, with a price tag of $13,074 or $133,766.10 in 2022.

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