Films: This 1973 Eldorado Is A Rocking Cadillac

This 1973 Eldorado Is A Rocking Cadillac

Photography by Jeremy Heslup

“Cars, for me, were not a part of my life before, living in Scotland—I didn’t even own a car,” says Owen Miller. “I came down to South America looking, basically, for work as a geologist. When I moved here, I bought a ’65 Mustang, and it sort of, all sort of went from there…”

Working as a geologist in South America for the last 22 years now, Miller quickly gained an appreciation for what sort of classic cars he really enjoys—big American ‘boats’. After owning a number of different cars, a friend said to him, “You need a Cadillac,” to which he replied, “Well, yeah, of course…who doesn’t?”

“When I park that car, I turn around and have a good long stare at it,” says Miller, who’s definitely not tired of his 1973 Cadillac Eldorado. “It brightens other people’s days, that’s the main thing about it.”

But first, finding a Cadillac in Peru? Good luck—“There’s no Cadillacs here, I imported it.” As huge ’70s luxury liners are very much a rarity in Peru, the car still stops traffic, onlookers stare, and people are in appreciation for the old American convertible.

With a pledge to keep it for as long as possible, it’s clear the car has made a lasting impression and Miller will be motoring with it for years to come. If you see a white Eldorado convertible in Peru, be sure to wave as the pair glides by.

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Boris Berov
Boris Berov

Great looking car !

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

I love the diversity of this series. I really do.

Tom DesRochers
Tom DesRochers

I enjoyed the video but got distracted thinking he should be wearing a white suit and cowboy hat while driving. Also, the car needs a set of steer horns on the hood.

Tom DesRochers
Tom DesRochers

I’ve never heard of a tv show named “As Time Goes By.” When I saw that video I was thinking of Boss Hogg.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

Grrrr .. drop the Steer Horn’s and the white suit stereotype when it comes to Caddy’s [ been watching a few too many ” As Time Goes By ” episodes perhaps ? ]

Suffice it to say all kinds from Presley to Neil Young to no small number of 1\%er Bikers drove and still do drive Caddy’s

Kelly Briffa
Kelly Briffa

Was not even going to watch this video.. actually was a little disappointed when i saw it was an old Eldorado. However once I pressed the play button it was a story like any other that Petrolicious makes us aware of.. The relationship of man and machine is the same if its a 25 million dollar Ferrari or in this case, the everyday mans trophy of opulence the good ole Eldorado. Nice choice to do a story on this pair. ( Owner + Automobile ).

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves

Really, really cool!

I just found two early 70’s caddies for sale near my neighborhood (they are very very rare around here), but besides being expensive, I think I would have a lot of problema trying to manouver it in normal Portuguese roads (made for more “normal” cars).

Lots of love in this film!

Nice sountrack too!

Thanks Petrolicious!

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

Hey ! Them French been doin it for years …. [ driving Yank Tank Luxury cars ] … so why not you down Portugal way ?

As for the ‘ soundtrack ‘ though ? Seriously … mehhh ..

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