Classic Cars: A Look at the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado
When it comes to classic cars from the 1950s, glitter was good, bigger was better, and too many accessories were just right in the age of neon. So it was only natural that when the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado came around, automaker Harley Earl’s styling team pulled out all the stops. They contributed multiple new ideas, including four-door hardtop sedan bodywork, with side windows that disappeared completely, frames and all. The car also featured rear-hinged rear doors, a throwback to the 1930s, and a broad, sparkling brushed stainless steel roof.
Another great feature of this classic car was the list of power accessories. The trunk lid and rear doors not only opened with a push of a button, but they closed with one too, and the doors would lock automatically when the transmission was put in gear. This car was so fully-equipped that even the glove box came filled, which was perhaps this car’s most distinguishing feature. No other classic car included a lady’s vanity case with a compact, powder puff, comb and holder, lipstick and coin holders. In addition, the glove box held six drink tumblers, a tissue dispenser, and a cigarette case. The rear seat armrest was equipped as well, opening to reveal a notepad and pencil, a mirror, and a perfumer atomizer, which came with a complimentary ounce of Arpege by Lanvin.
The Cadillac Eldorado was originally only offered as a convertible, but in 1956 Cadillac decided to extend the Eldorado product line to include a coupe, for which they chose the name “Seville” to distinguish it from the convertible, which because the “Biarritz”. The “Brougham”, a sedan, was another model introduced this year.
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