Elvis Presley is not only known as the King of Rock, he is also known as one of the proud owners of the Cadillac Eldorado. This luxury car has really proven itself worthy of the King’s material possession. It really suits the King. From its luxurious exterior to its powerful engine. It has surpassed the King’s requirements. Just imagine the King of Rock driving and waving to his fans in his spectacular Eldorado. Now that is some sight!
The Eldorado had numerous versions in a span of 5 decades, each with different and improving features.
This first Eldorado had a wraparound windshield and a cut-down beltline, the latter signifying a dip in the sheetmetal at the bottom of the side windows.
The name Eldorado was actually derived from the Spanish words “el dorado”, meaning the “gilded one” or the “golden one”. The name originally refered to the legendary chief of a South American Indian tribe. Legend has it that his followers would sprinkle his body with gold dust on ceremonial occasions and he would wash it off again by diving into a lake. The name more frequently refers to a legendary city of fabulous riches, somewhere in South America, that inspired many European expeditions
In 2002 Cadillac released its last Eldorado. The Eldorado did not leave the automotive scene silently as it became one of the most powerful front wheel drive production cars ever built with 300 hp (224 kW).