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1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado
Interior Trim

Image: 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Mansion Knit Cloth interior

STANDARD INTERIOR
(Coupe model only)

MANSION KNIT CLOTH

TRIM CODE - COLOR
19C - Black (shown at left with 50/50 seat option)
26C - Dark Blue
53C - Light Ivory-Gold
64C - Light Buckskin

Note: A bench front seat with center arm rest was standard on all Eldorado models. The 50-50 divided front seats were an option and included two center fold-down arm rests. A six-way power seat adjuster was standard on the bench seat, or on the driver's side of the 50-50 seats.

Note 2: The molded door panel inserts, with simulated hand-carved gunstock design on a rosewood woodgrain background were simular to those first introduced last year. The designs are unique to each series, and serve to identify the series.

Image: 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe Merlin Plaid interior

STANDARD INTERIOR
(Coupe model only)

MERLIN PLAID WITH LEATHER BOLSTERS

TRIM CODE - COLOR
32B - Dark Blue-Green (shown at left; Coupe deVille illustrated)
71B - Dark Firethorn

Image: 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Sierra Grain Leather interior

Note: By special order, contrasting seat piping was available. For instance, if an Eldorado was ordered with Firethorn Metallic paint and a matching Antique Dark Firethorn leather interior with White or Buckskin convertible top and matching paint stripes, the piping on the seats could be specified in White or Buckskin instead of the normal Firethorn, to contrast with the seat color and match the convertible top and striping. Production Code E17, Accessory Group SR, specified the option Seaming Laces—Contrasting Color at a cost of $56.

OPTIONAL INTERIOR
(Optional in Coupe; Standard in Convertible)

SIERRA GRAIN LEATHER

TRIM CODE - COLOR
022 - White with Dark Blue
072 - White with Dark Firethorn (shown at left with 50/50 seat option)
112 - White with Black
152 - Antique Light Smoke Gray
192 - Black
242 - Antique Light Blue
312 - White with Dark Blue-Green
322 - Antique Dark Blue-Green
532 - Light Ivory-Gold
642 - Antique Light Buckskin
712 - Antique Dark Firethorn
S072 - White with Dark Firethorn (Bicentennial Convertibles only; features Dark Firethorn piping on seats)

Cadillac introduced a new softer, suppler "shirred" Sierra Grain Leather last year, and it continued for 1976. The shirred sewing technique gathered material into rows, and created wrinkles and folds that essentially had invisible seams. The leather hides are of a thinner and softer texture in comparison to earlier Cadillac leathers.

Image: 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Cabriolet Coupe

Above: 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Cabriolet Coupe with White vinyl (roof code J). Note the new standard Eldorado luxury wheel discs with the Cadillac wreath and crest on a field of black.

Image: 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible (photo credit: eBay)

Above: 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible shown with Firethorn Convertible Top (top code F).

PADDED VINYL ROOF

ROOF CODE - COLOR (UCV NUMBER)
C - Dark Blue Metallic (2-272)
D - Silver Blue Metallic (2-266)
F - Dark Firethorn Metallic (2-284)
J - White (2-130) (White Cabriolet Roof shown at left)
K - Black (120-Black; 182-Gloss)
M - Mahogany Metallic (2-283)
P - Silver Metallic (2-271)
R - Dark Blue-Green (2-136)
T - Light Buckskin (2-288)
V - Ivory (2-409)
X - Dark Brown Metallic (2-289)

CONVERTIBLE TOP

TOP CODE - COLOR
A - White
B - Black
C - Dark Blue
F - Firethorn (shown at left)
R - Dark Blue-Green
T - Buckskin
V - Ivory

Note: Convertible top boots were provided in a standard vinyl covering that generally matched the color of the convertible top. A two piece hard boot was a popular option, and always matched the exterior paint color of the car.