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NINETY EIGHT REGENCY

1979 Cadillac Eldorado test drive video

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Wait, the 350 in this was fuel injected? Was that an olds engine? Was the 350 in the Toronado and Riv in this year fuel injected?

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The Olds 350 with Cadillac-specific, port injection, analogue EFI was standard equipment.  The Toronado/Riviera came with a QuadraJet; the only fuel injected option would be the diesel.

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The Olds 350 with Cadillac-specific, port injection, analogue EFI was standard equipment. The Toronado/Riviera came with a QuadraJet; the only fuel injected option would be the diesel.

Darn, would love to have a fuel injected toronado.

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Those prices are CRAZY.  Plus, dude said Eldorado was "always" FWD... not true.  A very good looking car, and I feel these E-bodies were sufficiently differentiated from one another, especially the Riv from the other two, due to its undulating beltline.

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"... although this is not a big car by any standards...."

 

HA

 

When people say to me "Why do you drive such a big car?" referring to my '81, I always say "It's not too bad for a compact".

 

Yet it is as long on the outside as a modern Mercedes S-Class.

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S-class is small for a top-line sedan, it's not a true full-size. Town Car L was 221" when the s-class L was just over 200". That's at least 3 size classes apart.

 

Eldorado is a personal lux car, and (this generation forward at least) is not full-size either @ 204". The '79 Fleetwood & Devilles were 221" at the same time.

 

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Ironically, back in the day trucks weren't any longer than full-size cars. '79 F-100 long bed would be right around 215".

Now the trucks are commonly longer; current Silverado RC/LB is 225", more common crew cab standard box is 240". '79 Cadillac Fleetwood limos were 244".

Even the '96 Broughams were 225".

 

EPA-dictated interior cubic volume is a meaningless metric. You don't ponder interior cubic volume when parking in a tight 1-car garage.

We're in an age where 4" difference in length is a whole 'nuther size class according to some. Remember the flap of the 2nd gen CTS being a "tweener" when  it was 5" longer than a 3-series, or whatever the exact charge was? 

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I love the Eldorado this car to me has all the features one would want. Sporty for sure no to mention the fact it's a luxury ride. I have always been impressed with how this car can represent both Speed, and elegance a win, win.

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