Chassis # 59FO11939
Engine No. 59FO11939
- Prestigious provenance
- Restored by André Lecoq
- In a superb condition, sought after model
Albert Uderzo is one of the greatest cartoonists of the 20th century. His most famous achievement is Asterix, which started in 1959 with René Goscinny in the magazine Pilote. Connoisseurs also know that Albert Uderzo is an automobile enthusiast, who assembled a significant collection, including great Ferraris.
The Cadillac we offer comes from the same collection and was bought on 27 January 1988 by Albert Uderzo from a Belgian professional for the sum of 585,000 Belgian francs. He was looking for a car that dated from 1959, like his character Asterix! Two days later, the car was presented to the customs for import into France. In 1992-1993, Albert Uderzo entrusedthe Lecoq workshops with an extensive restoration work totaling more than 440,000 francs, a colossal sum at the time. This restoration was carried out with the collaboration of Bernard Afchain, a specialist on American cars. The car was preserved by Albert Uderzo as a sculpture.
In 2012, the current owner acquired this Cadillac directly from Uderzo, as can be seen by the purchase certificate and the car is still in a superb condition today. The hydraulic jacks were changed recently and its operation is perfect. In a sky blue color with red upholstery, the car shows all the extravagance of the Cadillac Eldorado from 1959, the most sought after and the most famous. Its rear fins and tapered rear lamps reflect the optimism of an era that was completely taken up by rockets, jets and the conquest of space. Under the hood, the 325bhp V8 gives this impressive car sporty performance.
The condition, the shape and the provenance of this Cadillac make this an absolutely exceptional car.
Please note that following an administrative error, the chassis number on the title is 59F01939 instead of 59F011939.