1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
General Motors’ styling team contributed multiple new ideas, including four-door hardtop sedan bodywork with side windows that disappeared completely, frames and all; rear-hinged rear doors, and brushed stainless steel roof. Quad headlights were exclusive to the model, and still illegal in most states. The engineering staff worked out a litany of power accessories so numerous that “power everything” wasn’t just a convenient phrase, it was a reality.
The car offered here was the 16th Eldorado Brougham built, making it one of the earliest known to exist. It was originally finished, as it appears today, in the striking color of Lake Placid Blue with a Medium Blue “bayou” cloth and leather interior.
The car looks nice as it appears to be a clean ride. However far from being a well restored car. The one thing here that is attractive is that it’s #16. The early cars had painted door panels, which soon became upholstered because the paint would chip easily. The interior seems to be in very nice condition including the trunk.
The air ride has been removed which would cost in excess of at least $50,000 to restore and purchase the missing parts. The front and rear bumper chrome alone could cost $20,000, which looks pretty nice in the pictures. Very few of these cars are restored frame off, if any, just because of the sheer cost and difficulty to restore properly.