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1973 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado
Standard Equipment

8.2 Litre V-8 Engine (500 CID)
Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission
Front Wheel Drive
Variable-Ratio Power Steering
Dual Power Brakes with Front Discs
L78-15 Bias-Belted, Fiberglass Black Sidewall Tires
Power Windows
Heater and Defroster
Center Front Armrest
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighters, Two Front and Two Rear
Automatic Level Control
Electric Clock with Roman Numerals*
Two-Way Power Front Seat Adjustment
Dual Backup Lights
Cornering Lights
Rear Compartment Lights
Automatic Door Courtesy Lights
Front and Rear Side Marker Lights
Glove Box Light
Map Light
Luggage Compartment Light
Outside Remote Control Mirror
Visor Vanity Mirror, Right Side
Concealed Windshield Washer and Three Speed Wipers
Mist Control Wipers
Manchester Houndstooth Pattern Fabric* (Coupe models)
Sierra Grain Leather Upholstery (Convertible models)
Power Hideaway Top (Convertible models)
Anti-Theft Ignition Key Warning Buzzer
Inside Day-Night Mirror
Front Seat Heat Restraints
Coach Windows (Coupe only)
Two Dual Hood Stripes
Full Eldorado Wheel Discs
Rear Fender Skirts
Full-Length Chrome Body Belt Molding*
Integrated Front Bumper Guards with Vinyl Inserts
Improved Front and Rear Bumper Systems*
Front and Rear Bumper Impact Strips
Flow-Thru Ventilation System
Rosewood Vinyl Trim Panels*
Litter Container*
"Soft Pillow" Door Panels*
Door Assist Straps

*Denotes new standard feature for 1973

Image: 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

Above: 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible in Harvest Yellow. Shown with optional Two Piece Hard Boot, White Sidewall Tires, and Tinted Glass. Note the new impact-absorbing front bumper, new grille and front parking/turn signal/cornering light design. Also illustrated is the new rear fender design that eliminated the chrome air intake molding, and the return of the circular wreath-and-crest rear side marker light. The changes now allow for a full-length mid-body belt molding which ran from the rear of the front wheel well almost to the rear side marker light.

New front and rear bumper systems for 1973 were designed to meet Federal Standards. Specifically, the front bumpers must provide up to 5 mph frontal impact protection and the rear bumpers must provide up to 2.5 mph rear impact protection straight into a flat, vertical fixed barrier without preventing normal operation of the vehicle's latching, fuel, cooling and exhaust systems or of the propulsion, suspension, steering and braking systems.

Testing showed that in combination with bumper guards and rubber impact strips, no substantial damage to sheet metal should result from such a barrier impact at or below the stated speeds.

Note: Lamp Monitors were standard equipment in 1972, but were moved back to the options list for 1973. (They were optional in 1971, the first year they were offered.)