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1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM

Sandalwood Metallic Exterior (Paint Code 144)

Two-Tone Beige Interior

Beautiful Stainless Steel Hardtop

Absolutely Stunning Show Quality Car

Restored in 1994 by FEN, Foremost Cadillac Restorer

Photographic Documentation of Restoration Included

AACA National 1st Place Winner

Two Time Award Winner St Armands FL. Shows

#143 of 400 Built

Factory Air Conditioning

Power Steering

Power Brakes

Automatic Headlamp Dimmer

Power Windows

Beautifully Detailed Motor Compartment

Fully Restored Undercarriage

365 CI/ 325 HP V8 Engine

Automatic Transmission

Suicide Doors

“The Cadillac of Cadillac’s”

 

1957 was chiefly notable for the introduction of one of GM’s most memorable designs, the Eldorado Brougham. Announced in December of 1956 and released around March of 1957, the Eldorado Brougham was a hand built, limited car derived from the Park Avenue and Orleans show cars of 1953-54. Designed by Ed Glowacke, it featured the first appearance of quad headlights and totally unique trim. The exterior ornamentation included wide, ribbed lower rear quarter beauty panels extending along the rocker sills and rectangular sculptured side body “cove” highlighted with five horizontal windsplits on the rear doors. Tail styling treatments followed the Eldorado pattern. This four-door hardtop with rear-hinged rear doors was an ultra-luxury car that cost an astonishing $13,074 — twice the price of any other 1957 Eldorado and more than the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud of the same year. It featured a stainless steel roof, air suspension, the first automatic “memory” power seats, a dual four-barrel V-8, low profile tires with thin white-walls, automatic trunk opener, Cruise Control, high pressure cooling system, polarized sun visors, Signal-Seeking twin speaker radio, electric antenna, automatic-release parking brake, electric door locks, dual heating system, silver magnetized glove box, drink tumblers, cigarette and tissue dispensers, lipstick and cologne, ladies compact with powder puff, mirror and matching leather notebook, comb and mirror, Arpège atomizer with Lanvin perfume, automatic starter with restart function, Autronic Eye, drum-type electric clock, power windows, forged aluminum wheels and air conditioning. Buyers of Broughams had a choice of 44 full leather interior and trim combinations and could select such items as Mouton, Karakul or lambskin carpeting. There were serious difficulties with the air suspension. Some owners found it cheaper to have the system removed and replaced with conventional coil springs. The 1957 Eldorado Brougham joined the Sixty Special and the Series 75 as the only Cadillac models with Fleetwood bodies although Fleetwood script or crests did not appear anywhere on the exterior of the car, and so this would also mark the first time in 20 years that that a Fleetwood bodied car was paired with the Brougham name.. The 1957-58 Eldorado Brougham also marked the return of the Cadillac Series 70, if only briefly. Only 400 Eldorado Broughams were sold in 1957.

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