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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 4-dr Hardtop

Designer: Harley Earl

Estimate: $110,000 - $140,000 Without Reserve

Engine Number: 5770091032

Decoded: 57=1957; 70=Eldorado Brougham; 091032=91,032nd 1957 Cadillac schedule for production.

Engine: 365 cid OHV V8

2 X 4-barrel Carter Carburetors/325 bhp

3-Speed Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission

Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Odometer: 39,200 miles

Highest Quality and Workmanship

Outstanding Design and Styling

Gorgeous Fit and Finish All Around

The Model - During the 1955 GM Motorama, one of the most popular cars on the Tour of Tomorrow was the Eldorado Brougham from Cadillac. Two years later, this stunning automobile was made available to the public, but it was only for those who had deep-deep pockets. Built with the same craftsmanship as the finest European luxury cars, the Brougham had one of the highest horsepower engines ever produced, as well as enough amenities to keep Professor Gadget busy for a month. Self-closing deck-lid, power everything, and sumptuous interiors that cradled the driver and 3 other passengers in the lap of luxury. Its most distinctive feature was the brushed stainless steel roof, one of the first applications of that almost indestructible metal in an automobile body, along with the lavish use of chrome trim both inside and out of the car. Air suspension constantly adjusted the ride for the most comfort and yes, air-conditioning was standard. With a delivered price above $14,000, it was the most expensive production car ever seen in America, and even at the heady price (when the Series 62 Cadillac convertible had a base price near $5,300), it is reported the GM lost money on every Eldorado Brougham they sold!

The Car - If you have never really studied the 1957 Eldorado Brougham, take a moment to look this car over. If you appreciate the finer things in life and have experienced the style, design, and workmanship that went into this car, there will be no doubt this car is for you. The Brougham was one of the first American cars to utilize the quad-headlight system, surrounded by gleaming chrome its front-end design makes a bold statement. Given a recent cosmetic restoration, the full leather seats comfort you. Finished in its original hue of Copenhagen Blue, the satin finish of the stainless steel roof sets this car off like a halo over an angel. During a recent test drive, it was reported that everything is in working order including the sometimes finicky air-suspension. Fitted with the exclusive Brougham wheel covers, the wide whitewall tires roll silently along the road. Those dual Carter carburetors regulate enough fuel to let this car cruise comfortably all day at highway speeds, but can instantly provide plenty of power to pass slower traffic and do what it was designed to do. Sixty years have passed since Cadillac introduced the elegant Brougham in their Eldorado line, and today they command as much respect as the day they were new.

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