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CHRYSLER Airflow 1934
AMPHICAR 1964
CADILLAC Touring 1926
CADILLAC Eldorado Brougham 1957-58
CADILLAC Convertible 1966
CITROEN Traction Avant
FERRARI 250 GT Lusso
PONTIAC Fiero GT 1988
IMPERIAL 1955-56
IMPERIAL 1962
IMPERIAL 1981-83
JAGUAR E Type
JAGUAR Mark II
LOTUS Europe Serie 1
MASERATI 3500 GT
MG Midget
MG TF 1500
MORGAN 4/4 Competition 1968
PIERCE ARROW Roadster 1929
ROLLS ROYCE Phantom II 1934
STANLEY Steamer 1924
STUDEBAKER Hawk
STREAMLINED AMERICAN CARS
CADILLAC logo in the 50-60's
 
1957-58 CADILLAC Eldorado Brougham
 
1957 CADILLAC Eldorado Brougham, front
1957 CADILLAC Eldorado Brougham 1957, inside
1957 CADILLAC Eldorado Brougham, trunk
1957 CADILLAC Eldorado Brougham
 
1957 CADILLAC Eldorado Brougham
 

TECHNICAL

ENGINE:
V 8, bore: 102 mm, stroke: 92 mm, capacity: 365 ci (6 litres).
Carburators: 2 Carter 4 barrel.
Compression ratio: 10,0 : 1
325 HP SAE @ 4800 rpm.
Overhead valve.
Hydraulic valve lifters.
12 V.

TRANSMISSION:
Three speed automatic (Hydramatic), controlled differential.

SUSPENSION:
Front: air suspension.
Rear: air suspension, automatic level control.

BRAKES:
F & R: drums.

TIRES:
8.40 x 15".

CHASSIS FEATURES:
Wheelbase: 320 cm.
Front & rear tread: 155 cm.
Overall lenght: 549 cm.
Weight: 2500 kg.

 
     
 

In the spirit of the Thirties, the Fifties brought a wild competition in the field of the American luxury cars, for a very restricted market however ! Let us believe that prestige then was more important the profitability... After Continental Lincoln Mark II and Imperial Ghia, then sold at astronomical prices, Cadillac decides to go into great luxury cars.

Thus is born the Eldorado Brougham, sold for about the double of the most expensive of it's lower and the triple of the least expensive ! Faithful to it's tradition, the prestigious make of General Motors innovates with a pneumatic suspension which will then reveal itself as not reliable ( the majority of the cars will be converted to good old coil springs), mag wheels and low profile tires...

But it is in the field of gadgets that Cadillac exceeds itself:

The Automatics: windows, central locking, antenna, trunk opening, parking brakes, headlights, memory of the seats, starter... To it we add the air conditioning, the speed regulator, polarized rear view mirrors, but also one alluring collection of "accessories" in the glove box: magnetic silver tumblers, paper handkerchief and cigarettes distributors, a lip stick kit with mirror, woman's powder with mirror, comb with mirror and a bottle of Arpege de Lanvin.

Completely hand made, the Eldorado was very well made even in it's finest details, the stainless steel top and counter opening doors dissociates it from it's more modest sister, just like the engine with two carburetors and 25 horses and it's low and hurled specific body.

The pill wont be swallowed: only 707 Eldorado Brougham will be manufactured between 1957-58...

 


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