1959 Cadillac Eldorado

The late 50's and early 60's were a glorious time for Cadillac, the unchallenged leader in American luxury cars. Bigger, faster, more comfortable and supremely luxurious, they undeniably set the standard in American luxury. It was an environment which made it possible for Cadillac to indulge in segmentation of the luxury market with the super-luxury, exclusive, plush and rare Eldorado Brougham. In 1959 Pinin Farina took on production of the Brougham bodies, producing only 99 which makes this the rarest of all postwar Cadillacs. Constructed on Cadillac's X-frame chassis with power from the triple carburetor 345hp 390 cubic inch Eldorado V-8, the Eldorado Brougham 4-door hardtop body incorporated unique rear quarter windows which automatically retracted into the doors when they were opened to make entry and exit more convenient. Other features which foreshadowed future Cadillac designs included the windshield which didn't wrap into the door area and the restrained rear fins. This example is highly original with only a repaint in its original classic black. It is fitted with alloy Sabre-style wheels and its refined blue-grey cloth upholstery appears to be original and is in very good condition. The doors fit well and the chrome is very nice. The Pinin Farina built Eldorado Brougham is long, low and sexy, instantly recognizable as exclusive and different even from its Cadillac stable mates and this is an unusually well preserved and honest example of the rarest and exclusive of all postwar Cadillacs.

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