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1957 Cadillac Eldorado

Brougham
$184,800
Sale Price
$80,000 - $120,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
22 January 2021
Sold Date
133
Lot Number
#3+
Cosmetic restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. 5770072802; Engine no. 5770072802. Dark Blue Metallic with brushed stainless roof over blue leather and cloth. 365/325hp, dual quads, batwing air cleaner, automatic, power everything, air conditioning, Autronic Eye, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls.

Evaluation: Sound older paint and chrome. Good, barely used, upholstery and trunk. Orderly engine compartment. Recently serviced air suspension. A driver quality Eldo Brougham to be approached carefully.

Bottom Line: Reported sold by RM at Auburn Fall four months ago and now offered without reserve here in Arizona with an “ownership interest” notification. Something appears to have gone sideways, but it turned out to be fortuitous, trouncing the high estimate and doubling the reported result at Auburn Fall. The result here is more than surprising, it is astounding.

by Rick Carey
6 February 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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