- 1 of 532 produced - Car #19 - 331/210 HP engine - Automatic transmission - Comprehensive restoration - Less than 100 miles since restoration - Factory correct Eldorado-exclusive Aztec Red paint with Red and White leather interior - Fiberglass parade boot - AM radio, dash clock - Fender skirts - Chrome wire wheels - Wide whitewall tires - Continental spare tire - Rear bumper exiting exhaust - Curved wraparound windshield - 126-inch wheelbase In 1952, GM introduced the Cadillac Eldorado Golden Anniversary concept car as one of the many show cars built to demonstrate GMs prowess in automotive styling and design. The car was a smash hit, labeled as a dream car and prompted Cadillac to put it into production as a halo car for the premium-brand manufacturer. The massive windshield had a roadster look, and the beltline of the Eldorado was lower than other Cadillacs; using a 126-inch wheelbase, the car appeared impossibly long. Dripping with chrome and amenities, it was one of the most opulent cars ever produced. Oldsmobile and Buick also placed into production the 98 Fiesta and Roadmaster Skylark while the Corvette’s debut created GM’s quartet of limited-production 1953 Motorama dream cars. The average cost of a home in the United States approached $10,000, and the Eldorado was close at about $8,000, roughly $70,000 in 2015 dollars. The Eldorado Convertible was replete with every luxury Cadillac could install, spoiling passengers with the utmost in technology and style. If Cadillac wasn’t already at the top of the luxury market, the Eldorado placed it there. Largely because of the hefty price tag, only 532 Eldorados were built in 1953, giving it a huge advantage in the collector market as an exceptional collector car, always harboring respect from car enthusiasts the world over. This 1953 Eldorado features the 331/210 HP V-8 engine with automatic transmission and is presented in correct Aztec Red paint with a stunning red and white leather interior. Having traveled less than 100 miles since a comprehensive restoration, the car also hosts a fiberglass parade boot, AM radio, dash clock, fender skirts, chrome wire wheels, wide whitewall tires and Continental spare-tire kit. Like it did when new, the 1953 Eldorado Convertible still sets hearts afire as an American dream car.
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Introduced in 1953, the Cadillac Eldorado was the automaker’s launch into the new era of automotive design, demonstrating the brand’s dominance in the growing luxury car segment.
The plan seemed simple enough: Let’s take old cars to the drive-in movie some night, just like back in the day when the cars were new.
Introduced in 1953, the Cadillac Eldorado was the automaker’s launch into the new era of automotive design, proving again the brand’s dominance in the growing luxury car segment.