By Kurt Gensheimer
From its inception until the 1970s, Cadillac was definitely the car for Americans who “made it” in life. It was a car that defined class, elegance and success. Of course, the 1970′s disco era and the oil crisis really wreaked havoc on the Cadillac brand. Ever drive a 1976 Eldorado with the 7L V8 and 180 hp?
‘God awful’ about sums it up.
The eighties were no better, with hunks of crap like the Cimarron, which was simply a rebadged Chevy Cavalier.
The nineties saw glimmers of hope for the brand, especially when the 300 hp Northstar V8 was introduced – a terrific engine even today.