1957 Cadillac Eldorado BroughamGorgeous Restoration, 37k Miles, Show or Tour
SALE PENDING! PRICE REDUCED BY $30,000! This is a gorgeous fully-restored 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham that has received certain modern updates for drivability and reliability. This Brougham was in the Hollywood vicinity for much of its life and travelled less than 37,400 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 needing 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 Brougham was completed in 2017.
Since they were 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, 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 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. There are two areas that we’ve identified where the factory lead filler has cause cracks in the paint. These have been pointed out in the photo gallery. The chrome and stainless are gorgeous and in excellent overall condition. This is rarely the case with Broughams. The Sabre chrome alloy wheels are as-new and also stunning. The stainless-steel top is excellent in all respects.
The interior is presented in Navy Blue leather with lighter blue carpeting. Everything on the interior was restored and is close to new. The driver’s seat area shows light use as shown in the photo gallery. The Vintage Air works perfectly with excellent volume of air coming out from the original vents on the top of the dashboard. We love the Autronic-Eye option that this has; 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.
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.
The Hagerty No. 1 Value is $189,000 and the NADA Value Guide has the value at $207,400. The recent auction results were astounding, with a 3+ example selling for $184,000. We have this priced fairly.
For more information and details, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email@example.com. The Brougham is available for viewing in our Phoenix showroom.
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
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