1957 Cadillac Eldorado

Rick Dore Custom Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Purple
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

A creation of the highly acclaimed custom vehicle stylist and builder Rick Dore, this 1957 Cadillac Roadster evokes the spirit, style and special elegance of the famed GM Motorama concept cars of the 1950s. Finished in a passionate purple color, the car pays homage to an automotive design epoch when eye-pleasing jet-age style trumped everything else.
The project began with a 1957 Eldorado two-door hardtop body, which Dore remade into a two-passenger open roadster. The Dore custom remains faithful to the fins, form and sculpting that set the 1957 Eldorado apart from its lesser Cadillac brethren. Here is a roadster that surely would have won the endorsement of legendary GM Styling head Harley Earl.

The low-slung sports roadster features a full custom interior with front bucket seats and console, but retains the stock Cadillac instrument panel and steering wheel appearance. These original details, coupled with the low and dramatic wrap-around windshield, contribute to t