SUMMARY * Ground-up restoration completed in 2007 * Awarded AACA First Junior status in 2008 / Awarded Cadillac and LaSalle Club Senior status in 2008 * Original 331 cubic inch V8 * Original Hydra-Matic transmission * Correct Alpine White paint * Correct red and white leather interior * Correct 15 inch wire wheels * Factory power drum brakes * Factory power steering * 1 of only 2,150 Eldorados built for the 1954 model year ---------- El Dorado, the mythical city of gold, lent its name to perhaps the most luxurious, beautiful, and expensive of all Cadillacs. Changed from two words to one by GM marketers, the Eldorado convertible was a cost-no-object for celebrities and wealthy businessmen who wanted the very best of everything. Proof was the $7,000+ price tag that the Cadillac Eldorado wore... in 1954. Meant only for the elite, only 2150 were produced in '54. Understand that in the 50s, when Cadillac was still the undisputed Standard of The World, owning one meant that you were positively at the top of your game. I suppose that sentiment still holds true because this stunning Series 62 Eldorado is for the well-versed connoisseur who enjoys quality, value, and prestige above all. As an official member of the rare 2,150 cars assembled during the second year of Cadillac's most storied nameplate, this pristine drop-top is an investment grade example of one of the rarest and most desirable collector cars ever produced. If you fancy the ultimate classic to park at shows and parade down Main Street, this professionally restored masterpiece will bring your dreams to life! BODYWORK/TRIM We all know trim is what makes 50s Cadillacs so cool, and WOW is there a lot of chrome on this Eldo. Put it this way: if you want to look at this vintage drop-top under the lights, be sure to close the shades because the reflection from your garage will probably wake the neighbors! At the front of the car, T3 headlights and chrome-trimmed parking lamps visually dissect a cellular chrome grille that's positioned low enough to emphasize a road-hugging stance. Below that grille, a wraparound gull-wing bumper features prominent chrome guards. And above that grille, a brilliant hood goddess overlooks a fresh Cadillac crest and slim-line V emblem that inspired Cadillac's current performance moniker. At the top of the car, a stainless-trimmed cowl intake panel rides between Cadet Visor headlight bezels, a low-profile hood, and bright stainless wipers that clear a stainless trimmed EZ-eye windshield. At the sides of that windshield, Eldorado-exclusive emblems ride between new-for-'54 vent wings, traditional chrome door handles and a power-operated top. And below that windshield, Eldorado-exclusive emblems are perfectly aligned between stainless trim spears, air-slot fender breaks and fluted rocker trim. At the back of the car, a rolled trunk hangs a block-lettered Eldorado script above a second gold V and new-for-'54 bumper guards. At the sides of that trunk, squared off fins feature modern-looking tail lights. And below that trunk, a second wraparound bumper features cleanly integrated exhaust tips. ENGINE Powering this spectacular cruiser is an original 331 cubic inch overhead valve V8 that wears a correct VIN stamp, creates a stout 230 horsepower and cranks out a stellar 330 ft./lb. of torque. That's plenty of chutzpah to move this Eldorado down the boulevard with authority, and the big mill is buttery smooth with a distinctive rumble. At the top of the navy blue block, a familiar Cadillac air cleaner swirls wind though a big 4-barrel carburetor. In front of that carburetor, a tagged and rebuilt generator spins fresh V-belts around pliable hoses and correct squeeze clamps. And behind that carburetor, a correct points distributor shoots spark through correct manifolds via high quality Packard Suppression wires. Nothing has been overlooked in this top notch engine bay, and the professionally finished powerplant is complemented by
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