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The 1957 model year saw the Eldorado, now in both Biarritz convertible and Seville hardtop body styles, featuring a revised styling but the big news was the introduction of one of GM’s most memorable designs, the Series 70 Eldorado Brougham. Announced in December 1956 and released around March 1957, the Eldorado Brougham was a hand-built, limited car derived from the Park Avenue and Orleans show cars of 1953-54. Designed by Ed Glowacke, it featured the first appearance of quad headlights and totally unique trim. The chassis for the Brougham were build in Detroit, crated, and then shipped to Pinin Farina in Turn, Italy where they were fitted with their stunning bodies. This four-door hardtop with rear-hinged rear doors was an ultra-luxury car that cost an astonishing $13,074 – twice the price of any other 1957 Eldorado and more than the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud of the same year.
The Eldorado Brougham featured a stainless steel roof, self leveling air suspension, the first automatic two-position “memory” power seats, a dual four-barrel V-8, low-profile tires with thin whitewalls, automatic trunk opener, cruise control, high-pressure cooling system, polarized sun visors, electric antenna, automatic-release parking brake, electric door locks, dual heating system, silver magnetized glovebox, automatic starter with restart function, Autronic Eye, drum-type electric clock, power windows, forged aluminum wheels and air conditioning. Buyers of Broughams had a choice of 44 full-leather interior and trim combinations. The 1957 Eldorado Brougham joined the Sixty Special and the Series 75 as the only Cadillac models bodies with Fleetwood although Fleetwood script or crests did not appear anywhere on the exterior of the car, and so this would also mark the first time in 20 years that that a Fleetwood-bodied car was paired with the Brougham name. The 1957-58 Eldorado Brougham also marked the return of the Cadillac Series 70, if only briefly.
Only 400 Eldorado Broughams were built for 1957. This is a stunning restored example of one of the few survivors remaining. This true American icon is finished in Dusty Rose Metallic with Light Beige Sahara leather. There were no options as all of these cars were fully equipped. She is powered by a numbers matching 365 V-8 the produces 325 hp and it runs and drives great, being smooth, powerful, extremely collectible, and a true investment.