Friday, April 24, 2015

10k: Black Love Is Back: 1968 Cadillac Eldorado Camino

Update 24-Apr-2015: You've seen it here first folks.  Black Love is back.  The El Camino'd Eldorado complete with inexplicably included creepy Sean Connery mannequin seated in the driver's seat is still for sale.  If you read the Q&A section it appears there was flaky bidding and some tomfoolery in the previous auction (that ended at $20k) but I don't care, because I just can't get me enough of this beautiful El Caminorado even if I have to ride shotgun with an eerie dummy behind the wheel.  Find this 1968 Cadillac Eldorado Camino here on eBay currently bidding for $10,400 reserve-not-met with a few hours to go.

Original Post 8-Oct-2014:  We first posted this Eldoradomino in October of 2013, when it featured miserable photos and a mysterious price.  Not much has changed, except for the addition of some serious whiskey tango foxtrot in the form of a Sean Connery mannequin and the cryptic phrase "black love" splashed all over the images.  Find this 1968 Cadillac Eldorado Camino currently bidding for $12,500 reserve-not-met on eBay, located in Bellevue, WA.

What?  Hang on.  Why?  Who...errr...wut?  There is see...yes. If you could...errrr...something-something...  But then suddenly, a Sean Connery mannequin...  If you can describe... where the...well.  That about covers it.

On October 1st (2013? 2014? 1972?) black love is looking good, Sean Connery is still behind the wheel and finally we get a good glimpse of what this beast looks like. The seller says that it will require some reconditioning "due to the 25 years of storage fluids Exedra. According to wikipedia, an exedra is a semicircular recess or plinth, often crowned by a semi-dome, which is sometimes set into a building's facade.   Sean Connery is starting to make some sense now....

See a better El Camino'd classic?


  1. Well, at least this one has a drum-type parking brake. That is a step up from the usual 2x4..

    Strange ad, interesting vehicle. GLTSC
    (good luck to Sean Connery)

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  3. I could be seriously tempted by this, but during restoration I doubt if I could be compelled to return to the red/black paint and interior.. And poor ol Sean and the troll dolls on the dash would wind up under the tarp as I pulled away with the car on a trailer.. Front wheel drive would be the largest hurdle for me…

  4. Now all you need is a hillbilly Wayne Newton to drive it. Wait...hillbilly Wayne Newton....thats redundant

  5. Ooo, tough one. I can't recall a single movie I've seen with an El Camino'd Caddy in it. Surely I have but I can't remember it. So, gotta split this one. For the 68 Eldo, I'd vote for the excellent French thriller Diva. Again, no example in the trailer so you'll just have to believe me that the car is in the film.

    For the 68 El Camino my nod goes to another classic, this time quite well known; Harold and Maude.

  6. If you squint it looks like a 1.5x sized Lotus Europa.

  7. I wish the text is was black with red highlights.

  8. I'd remove the rails along the side of the bed. They look tacky. Otherwise it does look nice and I love that the ElCamino tailgate is incorporated and works, unlike with a lot of Cowboy Caddies.

  9. At the end of the Harold and Maude clip, you can hear her chirp the tires on the 1-2 upshift. Clip ends too early but she does the same from second to third. Always liked that little detail.



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