Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Allure of the Automobile Exhibit at the High Part 15, the Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

I can't believe that the '57 Brougham actually made it into production, but at $13,074 — twice the price of any other 1957 Eldorado and slightly more than the Rolls-Royce "Silver Cloud" model of the same year, my thought is that there probably weren't very many made. The most outstanding feature to me is the brushed stainless-steel roof - move over John Delorean! This four-door hardtop also came with rear-hinged rear doors, an air suspension, probably the first ever power seats and just about every feature that GM offered at the time - it even had small bottles of perfume. I also love the bits of chrome used throughout and the slightly understated fin (if you're familiar with later years you'll know what I mean!).

Next up, the 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray.

-- John

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