1973 Indianapolis 500 Cadillac Eldorado Pace Car Convertible

1973 Cadillac Eldorado

Technical specifications of Cadillac Eldorado 1973

Price: US $48,999.00
Item location: Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
Make: Cadillac
Model: Eldorado
Type: Convertible
Year: 1973
Mileage: 36743
Color: Cotillion White (paint code 11)
Engine size: • 500 CID V8 Engine
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Medium Red (Scarlet) Sierra Grain Leather (trim co
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

1973 Indianapolis 500 Cadillac Eldorado Pace Car Convertible

36,743 miles actual miles.

It is painted Cotillion White, with White convertible top and Medium Red (Scarlet) Sierra Grain Leather interior.

Paint:Cotillion White (paint code 11)

Convertible Top:White (top code A)

Interior Trim:Medium Red (Scarlet) Sierra Grain Leather (trim code 488)

Accent Striping:Red (color code 8; striping unique to Pace Car Replicas)

Original engine, body. Never been restored.

  • · 500 CID V8 Engine
  • · Featured with parade boot
  • · Indy 500 plaque
  • · Air Conditioning
  • · Power Windows
  • · Power Door Locks
  • · Dual 6-way power seats
  • · Power Brakes
  • · Power Steering
  • · Power Top
  • · Power Antenna
  • · Cruise Control
  • · Rear Window Defogger
  • · Dash-mounted clock
  • · AM/FM 8-track
  • · Tilt/tele Steering Wheel
  • · Dual remote mirrors w/thermometer on left hand mirror
  • · Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror option
  • · Standard Litter Container
  • · Circular wreath-and-crest rear side marker light (first year since 1970)
  • · Floor mats
  • · Wide whitewall tires

There were two actual pace cars. In addition to the two high-performance pace cars, 53 parade cars were created for race day, and 513 promo cars were built and shipped to dealers with the graphics packages in the trunk.

We purchased the car from the Bob McDorman collection in September 2007. Bob told us it was one of the track cars and he had it back on the track for the Indy 500 100th anniversary.

The 57th Indianapolis 500 Race was held on May 28, 1973. A Cadillac Eldorado Convertible was chosen as the Official Pace Car that year. Veteran Indy driver Jim Rathmann drove the actual pace car and led the pack to start the race.

This car has a special plaque that was mounted on the instrument panel to the left of the clock identifying the car as replica. The plaques featured a black and white checkered crossed flag insignia at the top, and stated in red script below, "This Eldorado Convertible is a limited-edition replica of the 1973 Indianapolis 500 Official Pace Car".

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