1957 Cadillac Eldorado BroughamFull Restoration, 37k Miles, Perfect for Shows or Tour
This is a gorgeous fully-restored 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham that has received several modern updates to enhance drivability and reliability. This Brougham was in the Hollywood vicinity for much of its life and travelled less than 37,550 miles from new. It received a body-on complete restoration that is documented in the photo gallery. Rarely do you see Broughams restored to this level as the costs and complexity are vast. Today, the Brougham is ready to be enjoyed as a weekend driver or for concours events.
Found by Steve Phillips in 2007, Brougham 156 was described by him as a complete car in need of restoration. It had 37,000 on the odometer and had all its original paint and leather. By 2014, the Brougham was acquired by Neil Deately in Scottsdale, AZ. Mr. Deately had a collection of about 100 cars, including six Broughams. Mr. Deately had his chief restorer, William Link of Scottsdale, commence a complete restoration by 2014 and it was decided that this example would be made into a fantastic driving car complete with many modern updates. The restoration was completed in 2017 and the Brougham was sold upon the passing of Mr. Deatley. The Brougham is currently owned by Paul Weibel of NJ. Paul and his team have taken this Brougham to the next level with refinishing certain body panels, updating the Air Ride Suspension and adding new Mouton carpet.
Since the previous owners and current owner are all very intimate with Broughams, they knew the Achillies Heals and thus knew what components to modernize to make it better for driving. [On a side note, Broughams were originally planned to have Rochester Fuel Injection systems installed, but the systems weren’t quite ready.] When acquired, it had a four-barrel carburetor, and the decision was made to replace it with a modern electronic fuel injection. In addition, the power steering was upgraded to a variable speed assist, front disc brakes were added, the air conditioning was upgraded to Vintage Air, using all the original controllers and completely hidden from view. Also, the power seat mechanisms were upgraded to more modern systems.
The Deep Blue Effect two stage paint is stunning. At night it appears black yet in the sunlight it is a brilliant blue metallic. The paint has incredible luster and is polished to perfection, with only a few small areas of imperfection related to the leaded areas from the factory. This is rarely the case with Broughams. The chrome and stainless are gorgeous and in excellent overall condition. The Sabre chrome alloy wheels are gorgeous. The stainless-steel top is also beautiful.
The interior is presented in Navy Blue leather with light blue Mouton sheepskin carpeting. Everything on the interior was restored and is close to very nice condition. The driver’s seat area shows light use as shown in the photo gallery. The Vintage Air works well with excellent volume of air coming out from the original vents on the top of the dashboard. She has Blue Tooth, a USB port and a Classic Audio Sound system with adapted original knobs. We love the Autronic-Eye; and it works!
The vanities are a mixture of original and recreations and are nearly complete (the atomizer is missing). It has the compact, six stainless magnetic cups, napkin dispenser, cigarette case, mirror, notebook and pen and so much more. These truly were the most opulent and luxurious car of the era. Rarely are these present with the cars as they are very rare and valuable.
The engine compartment is detailed for show and it has its original matching numbers 365cid/325hp V8. Everything was replaced with new during the rebuild of the engine and the transmission. In addition to the EFI, they installed headers and installed an alternator. The light bulbs and headlights were converted to halogens for more efficiency and better visibility. The brakes, suspension and all other systems were fully rebuilt during the restoration.
The trunk is its original lining and is in great condition, supporting the lower mileage. The spare and original jack are included under the appropriate covers. Also included is a rare original shop manual.
Original parts included with the Brougham are the intake manifold, dual quad carburetors, air cleaner, original front drums and much of the original air suspension.
For more information and details, please call, text or email Chip Henson at +1.602.509.4776 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This Brougham is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham