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The Eldorado Convertible was Cadillac’s top-of-the-line offering for 1955, a unique blend of styling, performance, and comfort that had no peer in the luxury car market. Priced at $6,286, the Eldorado styling predicted future design trends, including sharp-edged tail fins, full rear-wheel cutouts, and distinctive Sabre-spoke wheels. This Eldorado Convertible was treated to an exhaustive, frame-off restoration conducted by Ed’s Rod Shop of Hanna City, Illinois, from 2017 to 2020. It is finished in Alpine White paintwork complemented by a black Orlon power-convertible top that lies flush with the rear deck when lowered, and is concealed by a fiberglass parade tonneau cover. The interior features two-tone red and white leather upholstery with the red tone repeated on the dashboard and sun visors. During restoration, driving enhancements were incorporated, including a modern three-speed automatic transmission and an upgraded brake system. The Cadillac features period, dealer-installed air-conditioning with a modern compressor and air outlets positioned below the dashboard, ensuring comfortable airflow throughout its spacious interior. Its impressive condition was recognized at the 2023 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, where it made a striking presentation both on the show field and during the Tour d’Elegance®. Original production was limited to 3,950 units and a mere 36 are known to the Cadillac & LaSalle Club today, making it a rare example of open, mid-century American luxury. “Unmatched by any other motor car, anywhere” was Cadillac’s description of the Eldorado when new. Benefiting from a concours-level restoration and pedigree to match, that marketing jargon perfectly describes the car offered here.

Gooding & Company
1517 20th Street
Santa Monica  90404  California
United States
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