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    '67 Eldorado - magnificent!

    This video walk-around of a '67 Eldorado shows how much we've lost in the 40 years since this car was new:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfrZdKcr2-Y


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    Re: '67 Eldorado - magnificent!

    All we've lost is a lot of excess bagage and fake ticky-tacky "luxury".

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    Re: '67 Eldorado - magnificent!

    I drove a '71 Eldo once, it was a rolling hazard. The hood was so long that I went up a hill and suddenly could not see where I was going. I had to slowly roll forward and just hope on faith that I didn't hit anything before I crested the hill and got to a point where I could see again. If any of those things remain on the road, they should be taken and crushed.

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    Re: '67 Eldorado - magnificent!

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    All we've lost is a lot of excess bagage and fake ticky-tacky "luxury".
    To me, that Eldo is a man's car.

    The stuff we have today isn't even close.

    It's like Sinatra - vs. Justin Timberlake.

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    Re: '67 Eldorado - magnificent!

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    I drove a '71 Eldo once, it was a rolling hazard. The hood was so long that I went up a hill and suddenly could not see where I was going. I had to slowly roll forward and just hope on faith that I didn't hit anything before I crested the hill and got to a point where I could see again. If any of those things remain on the road, they should be taken and crushed.
    That long hood was there for both style and another reason. Did you know Cadillac had plans for a V-12?

    As for being crushed: That's ridiculous. Or do you think only only those older/antique/classic cars that meet your subjective criteria should be allowed?

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    Re: '67 Eldorado - magnificent!

    Hyperbole for purposes of humor.

    However, such a design should probably never have been licenseable for use on public roads to begin with. The ability to be blinded by the expanse of painted sheet metal under fairly normal driving conditions is unacceptable.

    A man's car would never have a Turbo Hydramatic and power-assisted everything.

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    Re: '67 Eldorado - magnificent!

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    Hyperbole for purposes of humor.

    However, such a design should probably never have been licenseable for use on public roads to begin with. The ability to be blinded by the expanse of painted sheet metal under fairly normal driving conditions is unacceptable.

    A man's car would never have a Turbo Hydramatic and power-assisted everything.
    Well, how many blind spots does an Escalade ESV have? ;D

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    Re: '67 Eldorado - magnificent!

    Blind spots in the peripheral vision are one thing, being unable to see forward is quite another.

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    Re: '67 Eldorado - magnificent!

    The 1967 Eldorado was a big hit with the brat pack. Apparently Frank Sinatra used to drive his around Las Vegas back in the day, his friends said he loved his '67 Eldorado. Now who could argue with Frank?

    And one of Elvis' favorite cars was his '68 Cadillac Eldorado (as shown below):


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    Re: '67 Eldorado - magnificent!

    Fluffy Dice were an option on Eldorado?

    The "kangaroo killer" front edges were a feature that also appeared on Holden HD model
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