Cadillac Series 70 Fleetwood Eldorado Brougham
In addition to the remarkable stainless steel roof, this Cadillac is equipped with air-conditioning, self-levelling suspension, cruise control, electrically operated windows, electric door locks and the first automatic ‘memory’ power seats.
The luxury equipment includes a perfume atomizer and a make-up kit. At $14,000 this hand-built(!) Cadillac Series 70 Fleetwood Eldorado Brougham cost in 1958 twice as much as a standard Eldorado and even more than a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. Approximately 700 of these top-of-the-range cars were built. The car displayed in the museum is totally original.
The Eldorado model name refers to the mythical ‘city of gold’ in South America. It was first used for a 1952 concept vehicle celebrating the Cadillac company’s 50th anniversary. The name Eldorado remained in use until 2002.