robadr has found something that I wouldn’t have expected: a 1975 Eldorado with aftermarket gold wheels that I approve of. A lot of big gold aftermarket wheels are not my thing, but these rather suit the car quite well, in relative terms anyway.
I’d probably like them even better if they were silver or argent. But there’s something about them that evoke some of the massive covers of certain luxury cars in the ’30s or so.
Like this Bentley. Isn’t it funny how that was a thing, to put covers on a genuine wire wheel? Improved aerodynamics, or at least the impression.
Looks like this Eldo is experiencing some water intrusion. robadr tells us it’s sitting across the street from a body shop that specializes in classics and exotics.
And he also tells us that “Score On Davie” is a popular sports bar on Davie Street in Vancouver.
This car reminds me of Uncle Dave Macon of Grand Ole Opryland fame. He had gold teeth and my aunt had some of his records and those gold teeth scared the living hell out of me as a little kid. All that gold just didn’t belong there. It doesn’t look right here either.
Yes; and instead of a plug hat, it was a tarp over its top.
I hope it gets a proper paint job. Although I don’t like black, it could look all right with a super-high-gloss black. I’d send those wheels back to the shop in exchange for something smaller in diameter with a bit more sidewall, too. Needn’t be stock, just less in-your-face.
Is that the stock ride height, or is it the wheels that make it look like it’s up on stilts? Needs lowering.
It needs nothing 🤷🏾♂️
> Like this Bentley. Isn’t it funny how that was a thing, to put covers on a genuine wire wheel? Improved aerodynamics, or at least the impression.
It still is a thing, only now it’s alloys rather than wire wheels. And it’s not just the impression of improved aerodynamics:
Gold & Black is always where it’s at! At least for me it is, and especially regarding cars.
I was initially thinking that they were more cymbals of excess – badoom-tish – but I actually see your point. The Eldo of this time is not really my cup of char, but it does at least have enough faded glamour in its proportions to wear these Voison-esque covers to good effect.
Can I keep the wheels and give back the car? 🙂
Same shop supplied the wheels and the aftermarket windows.
Late 1975, made a real estate bet. Bet someone if they bought a property and they could turn it around with profit in three months, my reward would be a new 1976 Eldo conv. I won an received my new 1976 Eldo conv., ordered my way (white with red leather interior).
I drove that 1976 Eldo convertible for ten years and 100,000 miles, then sold it to an Eldo collector back in 1986.
1967, age 16 received my drivers license. From that point on drove many T-Birds, Riviera’s, Continental Marks, and Cadillac’s. Best comfortable long distance road car I drove was a 1975 Imperial (cruised easy at 100 mph). Second best auto was the Eldo for long distance driving. I traveled the country in my Eldo conv., with two cats & one small dog.
Some people might call these old cars ‘boats’. Perhaps you were not there during a time in auto history when large American cars could cruise at 100 mph on the Interstate.