The Cadillac Eldorado Car Covers have evolved very much over the years that the vehicle has been in production. Starting back with the first generation, released to the public in 1953, Cadillac has consistently adapted the look, feel and operational aspects of the Eldorado in order to maintain the car's luxury status and high prestige, as well as stay abreast of consumer demands. With luxurious competitors such as the Buick Riviera, Chrysler Imperial coupe, Lincoln Mark series and Oldsmobile Tornado, the designer of the Cadillac Eldorado, Harley Earl, originally drew his own inspiration from the Chevrolet Corvette, joining the ranks of other top-of-the-line, limited production luxury vehicles.
As a world-renowned personal luxury vehicle, the Eldorado car Covers have consistently maintained a reputation for exquisite class and exceptional quality and style. With over 10 generations of production, the Eldorado competed with world-class luxury vehicles one model after another in order to remain modern and elite.
Early Generations- Age Of Trial And Error
The first generation of Cadillac Eldorado Car Covers was built in Detroit, Michigan and designed by Earl Harley as a 2 door convertible C-Body luxury car. It featured a 5.4-liter OHV V8 331 cu in engine, which operated on a 4-speed Hydra-Matic transmission.
With competition from existing luxury vehicles such as the Chrysler Imperial coupe, Buick Riviera, Oldsmobile Tornado, Lincoln Mark series, the designer of the Cadillac Eldorado, Harley Earl, originally gathered his own inspiration from the Chevrolet Corvette and joined the ranks of other top-of-the-line, limited production luxury vehicles.
While twice as expensive as its' protégé, the Cadillac Series 62, the first model of Eldorado car Covers featured a unique sheet metal that was scrapped in1954, when the second generation was introduced. The engine of the Cadillac car covers was expanded to the capacity of 6.0 liters, and even featured a had top as well as a convertible version. The proprietary panels that decorated the lower rear body of the car made the car unique and well desired. But with the emergence of the third generation of the car, the designer took the initiative to enhance the exterior appeal of the vehicle and further enhanced the Eldorado's beauty with “chipmunk cheeks” that added décor to the rear of the vehicle, and ”rocketship” taillights to complete the look.
Generations 4 & 5 - Age Of Discovery
In the 1960's, Cadillac started to produce a completely redesigned and re-engineered Cadillac Eldorado Car Covers model that was later reclassified as a sub-series of the Cadillac De Ville. The 2 door convertible produced in 1961 featured a 6.4-liter OHV V8 engine or 7.0-liter V8 engine. Also, the choice of a 3 or 4-speed transmission increased the appeal of the car, as now consumers had more options. The fifth generation of Eldorado car Covers was influenced by the Cadillac Fleetwood, with a long body and spacious interior, maintaining the 7-liter engine, but upgrading to a 3-speed Turbo-Hydromatic transmission.
Generations 6 - The Most Radical Change
The 6th generation featured the most radical redesign, converting back to the hardtop, 2-door Cadillac, but this time, featuring 7.7 and 8.2-liter V8 engines that operate on 3-speed automatic transmissions. The most distinctive alteration was the angular design of the body, complete with a sunroof option, and the concealed headlights within fully functioning miniature doors of the Cadillac car covers.
Generation 10 - Final Generation Of Production
The final generation started production in 1992 and ended in 2002. This 2-door coupe featured a 4.9-liter V8 engine operating on a 4-speed 4T60-E automatic, even though it was much larger and heavier than its' predecessor, making it more solid and resilient than ever before. The final generation of the Cadillac Eldorado Car Covers was further enhanced with updated internal systems, enhanced capabilities and an integrate chassis control system which improved the responsiveness of the vehicle.