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Coachwork by Fleetwood
Eager to reaffirm that it truly represented “The Standard of the World,” Cadillac designed and built a limited number of tremendously expensive, extraordinarily beautiful cars, bestowed with every conceivable luxury item General Motors could conjure. This Eldorado Brougham was completed on October 23, 1957, with body no. 402, one of 304 constructed for the 1958 model year. Delivered to Quebec, this is reportedly one of only two Broughams sold new to Canada.
This brushed stainless steel topped flagship was the recipient of a comprehensive, show-quality restoration in the 2000s that included a rebuild of its numerous mechanical systems. The factory air suspension, missing from most Broughams today, remains and operates superbly, as does the factory air-conditioning. Illustrating the attention to detail the current owner has paid to this very special Cadillac, he acquired and fitted a set of correct tires specially made by Coker, matching the unique design used exclusively on the Brougham.
Accompanying this car are the rare and valuable factory vanity items, including a comb and mirror, ladies compact and powder puff, lipstick holder, Arpège perfume bottle with atomizer, memo book and pencil, tissue dispenser, and a set of six shot glasses with magnetic bases. This exceptional Eldorado Brougham, among the finest of its kind, was awarded Best of Show in 2010 at the Cadillac & La Salle Club Southern California Meet, and is ideally suited for both driving pleasure and concours exhibition.