1957 Cadillac Series 64 "Eldorado"SOLD
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Estimate: $60,000-$80,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $57,200

325hp, 365 cu. in. V8 engine, two four-barrel carburetors, three-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension and live axle rear suspension, servo-assisted four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129.5

To mark its 50th anniversary in 1953, General Motors scored a hat trick by simultaneously introducing the Buick Skylark, Oldsmobile Fiesta, and Cadillac Eldorado – three cars intended to showcase the capabilities of American forward-thinking luxury. The rich heritage of Cadillac coupled with the trendsetting design of its Eldorado proved to be an unbeatable combination, and the golden Cadillac quickly became one of the most desirable cars in America. In 1957, the Series 62 Eldorado was available in two- and four-door Seville Hardtop and Biarritz Convertible variants. Befitting the space-age design of the 1950s, and Cadillac in particular, these Eldorado Special models featured extravagant pointed fins alongside unique “ chipmunk cheek ” rear quarter panels. With only 1,800 produced at a base price of $7,286 each, the extravagant Biarritz Convertibles were stunningly attractive and quite rare. Currently residing in California, the Biarritz offered here is a sight to behold. Finished in Lake Placid Blue with a red interior, its presence is at once dignified yet casual. The white canvas convertible top is a nice complement to the whitewall tires on the distinctive saber-style wheels. Mechanical strength and quality of maintenance, from the transmission and original engine to the brakes and wiring, is also worthy of considerable appreciation. Notable features include power brakes, power steering, radio, and power seats.

Appropriately named after the Basque resort town, the Biarritz Convertible was and is ideal for the enthusiast who enjoys a leisurely top-down cruise in grand luxury. Meanwhile, and despite is enormous proportions, the Biarritz ’ s design was intended to evoke a sense of space flight common among American autos in the 1950s.

Combined, these qualities of European distinction and classic Cadillac luxury produced a car of timeless beauty that is just as collectible today as it was a half century ago.

Reference Number 11567

as of 7/23/2007

Car 1957 Cadillac Series 64 "Eldorado"
VIN 5762043240 
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