1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
The Eldorado Brougham -- designed in 1954 as Cadillac's dream car for the General Motors Motorama of 1955. From the beginning, the Brougham was a pace-setting vehicle with styling and engineering features destined to be incorporated into lesser cars in future years. Two years of concentrated testing and development went into the Brougham helping designers in their continuous search for a better way to build the best automobile.
Cadillac engineers came up with a special body for the Brougham alone. It was built by Fisher Body's Fleetwood plant, builders of all Cadillac bodies.
Among the outstanding engineering features which exemplify the extensive study that went into the makeup of the Brougham are air suspension, a four headlamp system and a tubular center X-frame.
The use of air springs marks the first time that such a system had been used on an automobile. The system provides an individual air spring unit at each wheel. Air is supplied to the spring units through leveling valves so that the car remains level with varying loads and road conditions, thus contributing to the Brougham's appearance as well as assuring consistently easy handling and smooth riding quality.
The interior of the Brougham is luxurious to a high degree with some 45 choices of trim and color combinations available during ordering. Carpeting was available in either mouton, a specially processed lamb skin, or high-pile nylon Karakul.
There is a special heating system with both front and rear compartment outlets. The under-seat heaters for the rear can be operated individually by the passengers. To complete the year-round comfort, each Brougham contains a front-mounted Cadillac air conditioner.
Steering, braking and window controls (including ventipanes) are power operated on the Brougham.
Each feature of the Brougham -- as the car itself -- was designed to improve comfort, safety and convenience for the driver and passengers. The inquiring minds of Cadillac engineers and designers came up with the finest car possible in 1957.
Chassis & Sales
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham - sold for $77,500
A Southern car since it left the assembly line, the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham on offer here is finished in a very elegant Ebony over black leather combination, which further augments its striking, commanding appearance. The exceptionally straight, rust-free body features chrome and brightwork in excellent condition. The car is currently fitted with period-correct whitewall tires.
Subject to a thorough interior restoration in recent ye... more
Gallery: 2011 St. John's Auction by RM
1958 Cadillac Series 70 Fleetwood Eldorado Brougham 58P034613 - sold for $99,000
This example has been sympathetically maintained throughout its entire life. It sports its all-original grey and blue interior, which has been preserved in excellent time-warp condition. The motor is reported to operate very well as does the Hydra-Matic four-speed transmission, and it is believed that the circa 53,000 mile odometer reading is accurate due to the condition of the interior and wonderful operating character of the mechanical comp... more
Gallery: Amelia Island 2012 by RM Auctions
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham - sold for $75,000
Cruise control. Automatic memory seat. Automatic power antenna. Signal-seeking twin speaker radio. Air conditioning. An automatic headlight dimmer. Tissue dispenser and E-Z eye tinted windshield. 3 seashell horns and one trumpet horn. Tubular crater X-frame
Gallery: 2012 Daytime Auction by Mecum
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham - sold for $71,500
This car, from the early part of 1958 production, is one of 304 built that year. For 1959, the Eldorado Brougham was retreated to a standard chassis and drivetrain and fitted with an Italian-built body that very much resembled the rest of the Cadillac line. Just 200 were built through 1960. Thus, the car being offered is one of the last “true” Eldorado Broughams, well restored and with the suspension upgraded for reliability.
Gallery: 2013 St. John's Auction