1953 Cadillac Eldorado ConvertibleSOLD

RM Auctions - The Florida Collector Car Auction - February 9th - 11th, 2007

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Sold $129,600

The early fifties were a time of wonder and excitement in America. The war was won, the GIs had returned home, were starting families and building businesses. Seemingly insatiable demand for all products – but especially automobiles created one of the country ’ s greatest periods of economic expansion. At the heart of it all was GM ’ s traveling Motorama, a no-holds-barred display of dazzling technology and stunning styling. A series of stunning styling exercises captivated the public – but most were not for sale.

Three very special cars were made available for purchase by a lucky few who could afford the startling pricetags – and who had the influence needed to secure one. They were the Oldsmobile Fiesta, the Buick Skylark, and the Cadillac Eldorado, and they are coveted so highly by collectors today that to own a full set has been called the “ triple crown ” of car collecting.

By 1953, Cadillac had displaced Packard as the leader in the fine car market with a line of young and exciting cars, lead by the birth of a legend – the new Eldorado. With a unique new wraparound windshield, a custom interior, and a daring dip in the beltline, it was priced at $7750 - the most expensive car GM had ever offered. At nearly double the price of the coupe, exclusivity was assured, and only 532 were built.

The example offered here is a solid original car that has been maintained as needed, both cosmetically and mechanically, and has benefited from a recent full service. It features a nice older repaint in deep black with stunning new red and white leather trim and a white top, both by Jenkins. The car is well equipped, including Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels and wide whitewall tires - a very nice driver quality car with excellent eye appeal.

Reference Number 6656

as of 1/23/2007

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