ETC Collectors Edition
Representing the very last edition of one of its manufacturer's most coveted models in sporty, special issue form, this 2002 Cadillac Eldorado ETC Collector's Edition offers quite an opportunity. In addition to its substantial power and appealing appearance, there's a ton of value included here. After all, how often do you come across a car that's so well engineered for both performance and comfort, has been carefully maintained - with the paperwork to prove it - and can be had for a mere fraction of its original price?
By the time this '02 was still in its planning stages, GM had already decided that the following year would hold the swan song for its famous nameplate and elected to commemorate the occasion by manufacturing fewer than 1600 of the cars, all of which were dressed in either white or Aztec Red, as is the case with this specimen - a fitting nod to the model's origin in '53, when these were the only two colors available. The shade on display here is a real head-turner and is still looking great after more than 17 years - a comprehensive detailing will elevate it even further. Circle the car and you won't find any flaws of note and the combination of vibrant paint, shiny rims and clear headlights makes for an excellent presentation that will no doubt leave an impression. The sunroof is a definite plus and it's in good working order.
The interior has a decidedly custom look to it - a nice by-product of residing inside a special edition car - and shows far less wear than you'd expect. The power heated buckets are dressed in sharp two-tone black and red leather covers, matched by the rear bench seat, and the surrounding door panels, carpet and headliner are all in excellent condition. Comfort and convenience options tended to be more plentiful across the board after the turn of the millennium, and this commemorative Caddy is no exception, so those heated buckets offer impressive adjustability and are accompanied by air conditioning that blows nice and cold, power windows and door locks, cruise control and an AM/FM/CD stereo. Airbags on both sides provide an extra measure of safety, while the featured anti-theft device helps ensure that the car never leaves your possession without your consent. The dash area is just as clean as you'd expect, given the condition of the rest of the car, and a plate mounted over the glove box serves notice of this Caddy's special edition status.
Plenty of eager power comes via the 4.6 liter fuel injected Northstar V8 inside the engine compartment. It's good for a full 300 horsepower while producing unexpectedly good mileage so, given the car's stellar overall running condition, this is a luxurious ride that's ready, willing and able to log substantial mileage without causing undue damage to your wallet. The powerplant sits in an unusually clean engine bay, surrounding by squeaky clean components and teams with a 4-speed transmission that was revered for its smoothness when this ETC debuted, and whose overdrive gear brings down the RPMs at highway speeds. Smooth power steering combines with the Eldorado's relatively low, road hugging stance and capable suspension to make for agile handling, while power brakes at all four corners bring the set of 15” special edition ETC 7-spoke wheels wrapped with fresh Firestone tires to prompt, fade resistant stops.
Delivering an unbeatable combination of an exhilarating driving experience and understated luxury at an attainable price, this 2002 Cadillac Eldorado ETC Collector's Edition offers a very compelling proposition. Call today!