: This just has to be shown here...



hueterm
07-03-09, 12:41 AM
Not sure what to say, except w-o-w (!)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1957-Cadillac-Eldorado-Brougham-314-of-400-1092mo_W0QQitemZ330340483363QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_ Cars_Trucks?hash=item4ce9d3c123&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65%3A-1|39%3A1

orconn
07-03-09, 12:48 AM
Super wow! And I double dog dare ya! And that is why Cadillac was the "Standard of the World" in the post-war years. Cadillac needs a Sixteen or something similar to it to get it back into the world prestige ranks.

ga_etc
07-03-09, 01:01 AM
I love the payment option. Only $1093 a month for 144 months with a $30,000 down.

hueterm
07-03-09, 01:03 AM
Like a house -- except it will probably keep appreciating...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-03-09, 01:11 AM
That's probably the finest, most desirable, hardest to find classic Cadillac ever. The '59 line is great and all, but they were never as rare or expensive as the Eldorado Broughams, especially the 1957-58's.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
07-03-09, 01:13 AM
That is an Eldorado Brougham. They are rather rare (they made like 1200 of them) and back in the day they were the most expensive car you could buy, more than a Rolls Royce. There is a guy in the local Cadillac club around me that owns one. Elias has a picture of it somewhere. They were so advanced they even had memory seats, and that was the late 50's.

dkozloski
07-03-09, 01:13 AM
It looks pretty rough to me for $120,000. Lots of rusty and dirty stuff in the engine compartment. I'd be looking it over close. I'll bet there are some unpleasant surprises. If it were any good they wouldn't have to be flogging it on Ebay; it'd be at Barrett-Jackson or Mecom.

hueterm
07-03-09, 01:13 AM
I mean, you couldn't drive it unless you had a private test track... It would be easier to replace a '59 than that thing...

orconn
07-03-09, 01:27 AM
Oh come on guys, the Eldorado Brougham was a show that Cadillac sold to the public, and I agree with Chad, without a doubt the most desirable "collectable" post war Cadillac. Along with the more usable Continental Mark II (1956-57) a real high water mark for American prestige cars .... both of them beat the hell out of the Mercedes 300s and the Rolls Silver Clouds of the day. Let's face it America had "hutz pah" (sp) in the 50's.

$120,000. doesn't seem that bad considering that "muscle cars" are bringing more than that, ofcourse it really is a question of "condition."

TSS
07-03-09, 08:27 AM
I have had the pleasure of seeing one in person. The Gilmore Car Museum, in Hickory Corners, MI has one and they let you get right up next to it. They are very liberally in how close they let you get to look inside and around vehicles. Beautiful car, to say the least.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-03-09, 09:08 AM
I've also had the pleasure of sitting in one. The former Minneapolis chief of police has one, and I got to sit in it at a car show a few years ago. I remember it having extremely deep, plush carpeting, which if I remember correctly, was lambswool.

TSS
07-03-09, 10:15 AM
I remember it having extremely deep, plush carpeting, which if I remember correctly, was lambswool.

Yeah, I am pretty sure you are correct!

Lord Cadillac
07-03-09, 10:40 AM
That was the standard of the world right there.. I wonder if there ANY way Cadillac could make a new car using styling characteristics of this Eldorado...

Gristle Boy
07-03-09, 01:05 PM
No magnetic cocktail cups, no deal. I need a home for my martini.:alchi:

Brett
07-03-09, 04:07 PM
Love the roof

thebigjimsho
07-03-09, 04:19 PM
I have had the pleasure of seeing one in person. The Gilmore Car Museum, in Hickory Corners, MI has one and they let you get right up next to it. They are very liberally in how close they let you get to look inside and around vehicles. Beautiful car, to say the least.
I think you responded last time I mentioned the Gilmore Car Museum. Anyone within 8 hours of the museum has no excuse to not ever go...

Kev
07-03-09, 04:20 PM
That brushed stainless steel is purdy eh, Brett? :rolleyes:

Cars of that era seem to have a class in my mind that is lost. The size, the feel of them, the huge steering wheels! The feel of them cruising down the highway ....

:cool2:

TSS
07-03-09, 04:47 PM
I think you responded last time I mentioned the Gilmore Car Museum. Anyone within 8 hours of the museum has no excuse to not ever go...


Yep, that was me. I am less than 1.5 hours away from it. And your comment is an understatement! :highfive: It is one of my favorite places to be, not only the cars, but the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful old barn architecture. Well worth an overnight trip for anybody. I try to get out there at least twice a year. If you plan a trip there, let me know.

Todd

77CDV
07-03-09, 04:49 PM
Looks nice but I agree with dkoz, caveat emptor. And 120K is a bit dear. A CLC member was selling his '57 EB a couple months back, a car I've seen and know to be a 98-point car, for 85K.

Destroyer
07-03-09, 07:41 PM
Stunning!. As some have pointed out it has some flaws but it's original!. You only get original once. I'd love to have that car!:yup:

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
07-04-09, 12:57 AM
I got to sit in one tonight :)

I have never seen Ron's before and my eyes lit up when I saw the stainless steel roof coming across the tracks.

C0RSA1R
07-04-09, 02:54 AM
Damn. That is a beautiful machine.