Note: we last heard from Jason while he was working on his gold 1971 Caprice Sport Sedan. But as usual, his favorite car is always “the next one.” Here’s a sneak peek of his next one. -TK
After looking at a million things online and damned near everywhere-I have decided to resurrect another Eldorado. Here’s a 1974 that has been sitting in this spot since around 1995 or so. All of the cars in my friend Dennis’ collection have ran and drove perfectly after basic stuff to get them going again. If you have seen his cars after they have been cleaned-they all look amazing. This one will be no different. Best part? I don’t need to ship it. It’s close……
I guess I’m gonna resurrect another Eldorado. I want a front wheel drive car-old of course. I’m excited to mess with that thing. With the white top-it should look so sweet! I know Dennis’ cars-that Eldorado is damned near a show piece under all that dirt and grime. People are going lose their minds. Lol!
It’s going to look insane once I clean it. I know how nice it is under that dirt and grime. Thanks to Dave Smith (a mutual friend and MAJOR Broughamophile) as he broke down that Cadillac. That ’74 Eldorado paint is called Conestoga Tan and it is 1 of 459 ’74 Eldorados painted that color. And only 1.4% of 1974 Eldorado coupes were Conestoga Tan. That’s correct folks-you’re never going to see another one. Dave has never seen the coupe in that color….until now. I couldn’t even find one on Google searching. So this dusty old thing right now is the only one floating around.
As Dave related: “It was one of three colors discontinued in the Spring of 74. So it wasn’t even offered for the full year. There is a notation on the Spring color chart that shows the three new colors added. In small print below it lists the three colors dropped. What is even stranger is they brought back a very similar color in 75 called Knickerbocker Tan.”
The funniest thing is Dennis is a Cadillac collector and he didn’t know it was super rare and he already made the deal with me-and stands by it. Oops. Lol!