1968 Cadillac Eldorado

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  • VIN: H8128804
  • Stock: 20070308C
  • Mileage: 74,688
  • Color: Madeira Plum Firemist
  • Trans: Three-speed Automatic
  • Engine: 472 CID V-8
  • Title: Clear
  • Interior: Sandalwood leather
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1968 Cadillac Eldorado

 • Top of the line Cadillac model
 • Extremely desired and hard to find color combination that is absolutely stunning
 • One year only optional color!
 • Rare Factory Bucket Seat Car with Center Console (less than 2% of 1968 Eldorados had this option)
 • Second model year for front-wheel drive Eldorado in 1968
 • 472 CID V-8 engine
 • Turbo Hydramatic 425 three-speed automatic transmission
 • Special-order Madeira Plum Firemist exterior (code 98) with Sandalwood Cross-grain Padded Vinyl Roof (code 5) and Sandalwood leather upholstery (code 482) with a Rosewood appliqué for the door and quarter trim panels
 • Air-conditioning, variable-ratio power steering, power brakes with front discs, power windows, power front seats and remote driver’s sideview mirror control
 • Documentation includes original owner’s manual, original front shoulder belt notice and original emissions brochure



We are very proud to offer this ultra rare combination of a 1968 Eldorado here at Motoexotica Classic Cars. This Eldorado is finished is gorgeous and stunning Madeira Plum Firemist which was a color only offered in 1968. This particular Caddiliac was also fitted with the bucket seat option, which was very rare at only 1-2% of the annual Eldorado production. When will you ever see another Eldorado optioned like this one? Let alone offered up for sale?

Cadillacs had become “the Standard of the World” by the 1960s but if there was one Cadillac that made even other Cadillac owners notice, it was Cadillac’s Eldorado. The Eldorado underwent subtle changes for a 1968 facelift including a restyled hood cutline to accommodate hidden windshield wipers, the addition of rear side marker lamps embossed with the Cadillac wreath, and relocation of the front turn signals to the outer edges of the grille.

Dressed in correct Madeira Plum Firemist, the car’s paint (code 98) and trim are in overall excellent order. Paired with the plum is a contrasting Sandalwood Cross-grain Padded Vinyl Roof (code 5). The contrast is eye catching and the paint was a special order. The bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is extremely tidy and the Deka battery appears new. The car’s chrome bumpers are in very good order.  

This Caddy rolls on American Classic wide whitewall tires, size 235/75R15 at every corner. Each tire is mounted on a steel wheel topped by a factory wheel cover. All of the tires and wheel covers are in excellent order and complement the paint color so wonderfully!

Under that big, wide hood is a 472 CID V-8 engine, which was new for 1968. It makes 375 horsepower and 525 lbs-feet of torque. The new engine incorporated emission control into the overall design, as well as allowing accessories to bolt directly to the block itself, instead of being suspended by brackets. This was done to reduce noise and vibration. The new V-8 underwent over two million miles of testing before being put into production, which Cadillac boasted as proof of its durability and strength. The engine is connected to a Turbo Hydramatic 425 three-speed automatic transmission. Driver convenience features include air-conditioning, variable-ratio power steering, power brakes with new-for-’68 front discs, power windows, power front seats and remote driver’s sideview mirror control.  

Inside the car, the Sandalwood leather upholstery (code 482) on the front buckets and rear bench is in overall great shape. A tan carpet is in good, original order, as is a neutral headliner. The brown instrument panel padding was beefed up and interior controls and hardware were redesigned to lessen the chance of injury during an accident. A brown three-spoke steering wheel is in very good shape and the inner door panels are in similar order. The Sandalwood-colored center console, column-mounted shift lever help complete the interior, along with a factory AM radio.  

In addition to the exterior appearance changes made to incorporate new safety mandates, the 1968 Eldorado received a new hood, which was 4.5 inches longer than the 1967 hood. At the rear edge of the new hood, an opening was provided to conceal the windshield wipers when they were parked, which cleaned up the cowl area.  

A hand-written maintenance record from a previous owner indicates the car had an oil and filter change and lube job on March 1, 2016 at 71,963 miles and another oil and filter change plus a rebuilt power steering pump, a new A.I.R. pump, fan belts and radiator hoses on June 20, 2017 at 72,600 miles. The cruise control and headlight doors are inoperable.  

New standard features for 1968 included power rear quarter venti-panes, which eliminated the somewhat unusual situation in 1967 of having power windows up front, with manual windows in the rear. Power front disc brakes were a much-needed improvement and all Eldorados received them for 1968.

Competition to this Cadillac in 1968 included American Motors’ Ambassador, Buick’s Riviera, Chrysler’s New Yorker, Ford’s Thunderbird, Lincoln’s Continental Mark III, Oldsmobile’s Toronado and Pontiac’s Executive Coupe.  

Documentation includes original owner’s manual, original front shoulder belt notice and original emissions brochure.  

We have rarely seen such a cherry Cadillac Eldorado come through our shop. If you’re looking for a classic survivor Cadillac coupe that is not a Coupe de Ville, this Eldorado should make you stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check it out before someone else takes it home.

VIN: H8128804

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 74,688 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title.

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  • Stock Number: 20070308C
  • VIN Number: H8128804
  • Model Year: 0
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Terms of Auction & Sale

  • The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The Vehicle is being sold by a Licensed State of Missouri Dealer (Motoexotica Classic Cars).
  • Any Missouri resident must pay local MO sales tax and licensing fees to the Missouri Department of Revenue. All others will do so in their home state.
  • All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. (No vehicle is perfect to everyone.) Each vehicle has its strengths, shortcomings, styles and tendencies.  Therefore, despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold “AS IS”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.
  • The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close, you or an agent will have seven(7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. We strongly encourage a physical inspection to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
  • Bidders with less than 10 feedbacks MUST email us before bidding showing their intent to purchase the vehicle. Due to increasing non-paying bidders, we reserve the right to cancel your bid if you do not have more then 10 feedbacks. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE BID INTERFERENCE!
  • All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis, Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator.

Payment must be made by Cashiers Check, Money Orders or Bank Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars.

  • A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500.00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card, Visa or PayPal. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If the vehicle is not to your liking within this seven day inspection period then your deposit will be refunded 100%. If an inspection or decision takes longer then seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking, your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted for sale.
  • Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. MotoeXotica will not be responsible for buyers remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. Most of the cars we deal with are vintage and will need TLC and some degree of attention eventually. These are not new vehicles and should not be treated as such.
  • Once full payment has been received, Seller will email a copy of clear title, Bill of Sale, buyers guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via Docusign. The forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle upon receipt of signed documents. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail. If paid by company or personal check, original dues will be held seven (7) to ten (10) business days. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.
  • INDUSTRY UNIQUE RETURN POLICY: If for any reason you receive your vehicle and have buyer’s remorse, are not happy with the vehicle or just don’t want it for any reason we will purchase the car back from you. We must be notified in writing of your decision to return the vehicle within seven (7) days of your receipt of said vehicle. The vehicle may not have more than 75 additional miles on the odometer from the time it left our possession and be returned in the same condition that it left. You WILL be responsible for a restocking fee that will equal 20% of the purchase price of the vehicle, no exceptions. You will also be responsible for shipping the vehicle back to our shop at your expense.
  • All above terms and conditions are applied to all vehicle sales, whether through eBay or otherwise.

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We are happy to accommodate our overseas buyers! Over the last 10 years we have exported cars to Norway, Germany, Estonia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, Costa Rica, Brazil, British Columbia, Canada and other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage. We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at port and enjoy!

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