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Cadillac Eldorado 1956

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The model was part of the Cadillac from 1953 to 2002. The Eldorado was the longest running personal luxury car as it was the only one after the 1998 model Its main competitors included the Series and the lower-priced Buick

The name Eldorado was derived the Spanish words el dorado, the one; the name was given to the legendary chief or cacique of a S. Indian tribe. Legend has it his followers would sprinkle his with gold dust on occasions and he would wash it off by diving into a lake. The more frequently refers to a city of fabulous riches, in S. America, that inspired European expeditions, including one to the by England’s Sir Walter Raleigh.

The name was proposed for a special car built in 1952 to mark ‘s Golden Anniversary; it was the result of an competition won by Mary-Ann Zukosky name = Marini), a secretary in the merchandising department. Another Palm Springs Life attributes the name to a resort in California’s Coachella Valley was a favorite of General Motors the Eldorado Country Club. In any the name was adopted by the company for a limited-edition convertible that was to the line in 1953.

Although bearing the name varied in bodystyle and mechanical layout this long period, the models were always the top of the Cadillac line. Nevertheless, and for the Eldorado Brougham models of the most expensive models always the opulent, long Series 75 sedans and limousines.

Cadillac Eldorado

The 1953 Eldorado was a special-bodied, convertible (532 units in It was the production version of the 1952 El Golden Anniversary concept Available in four unique (Aztec Red, Alpine Azure Blue and Artisan – the latter is a yellow hue, it was shown erroneously as black in the folder issued on this model).

Convertible tops available in either black or Orlon. There was no special on the car, other than the nameplate, in gold, in the center of the A hard tonneau cover, with the rear deck, hid the top in the car version.

Although it was based on the Series 62 convertible and shared its it was nearly twice as expensive at

This first Eldorado had a windshield and a cut-down beltline, the signifying a dip in the sheetmetal at the bottom of the windows. These two touches especially beloved by General Styling Chief Harley and subsequently were widely by other marques. In fact, the 50s, Eldorado was GM’s leader, and since GM led the industry, the Eldorado went, everyone would tend to follow.

In 1954, Eldorado lost its sheet metal, sharing its body shell with Cadillacs. Distinguished now mainly by pieces, this allowed GM to the price and they were with a substantial jump in

For 1955, the Eldorado’s body its own rear end styling with slender, pointed tailfins. contrasted with the rather bulbous fins which common at the time and were an of Eldorado once again the way forward.

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For 1956, a two-door hardtop version appeared, called the Seville.

1957 saw the Eldorado the Biarritz convertible and the Seville once again present an rear-end design, a low, fenderline capped by a pointed, fin. The rear fenders commonly referred to as chipmunk This concept was used for two but did not spawn any imitators.

1957 was notable, though, for the introduction of one of most memorable designs, the Brougham. This four-door with rear-opening rear was an ultra-luxury car that cost an $13,000+, more than the Silver Cloud of the same

It featured a stainless steel air suspension, the first dual the first memory power and every possible kind of and convenience feature that most inventive minds devise. This design ran for two and of course sold in very quantities (704 units in owing to the price. It has been that GM lost $10,000 on one, but these virtually cars are today among the and most collectible of all postwar models.

A different Eldorado Brougham was for 1959 and 1960. These were not quite so extravagantly but were very unusual in themselves. Priced at $13,075, cost $1 more, each, their older siblings. The was 100% Cadillac but the company out the assembly to Pinin Farina of with whom the division has had a relationship, and these Eldorados essentially hand-built in Italy.

discreet, narrow taillights, integrated into modest contrasted sharply with the taillights and massive fins of the 1959 Cadillacs and were an of where Caddy styling go in the next few years. However, quality was not nearly to the standard of the hand-built 19571958s, and the 19591960 are less desirable, it seems, the 1st generation Broughams, although value and collectibility remain

The last Eldorado Seville was in 1960. After that, the convertible became essentially a version of the standard Cadillac With the end of the importation of the Italian-built in 1960, the name entered of a fallow period.

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