1960 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham #70 For Sale

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AU $39.000.00
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Description 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham #70

 The 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham was the most expensive car in the world at the time, selling for $13,075.  The Italian coach builder Pinin Farina was commissioned by Cadillac to build one hundred Eldorado Brougham bodies a year; Farina had to accommodate them in addition to other regular work his shop was doing for Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat and Lancia. The 1959 production totaled only 99 units while those of 1960 numbered 101. An unconfirmed rumor has it that one of the 1959 chassis was dropped in the harbor at Detroit, during loading operations for Italy, which may explain why Farina built one extra unit for 1960.  The Brougham was a statement of elegance, previewing future styling trends.  Although it looks similar to a 1960 Cadillac, closer inspection reveals that the body is indeed unique.
Some of the unique design cues include the larger (non wrap around) windscreen which extends further back into the roof.  The rear pillars are slim and elegant, but still allow the rear quarter windows to retract partially when the rear window is lowered.  The engine hood flips forward, like many European vehicles did.  The front panel and fenders are joined to reduce the number of visible seams in the body.  The lower skeg fin begins at the rear of the front fender, and grows as it extends to the rear of the car, while the rear finds do not house a brake light like the standard 1960 series. The rear brake lights are unique to the Brougham, with separate reversing lights housed in the rear bumper bar.  Mechanically the vehicle is mostly identical to the rest of the Cadillac range of 1960.
Other features in the Brougham were Cruise Control, Autronic Eye, 2 Speaker Radio with Fader, Automatic Park Brake Release, Air Conditioning and 6 Way Power Front Seat.  The Cadillac 390 cubic inch engine was installed, coupled to the Jetaway 4 speed hydramatic gearbox.  Of the 101 examples built, approx. 54 are known to survive, with only around 35 drivable.  This is truly a unique piece of Cadillac history.
This example is body number 70, drives very well, and attracts attention wherever it goes.  The engine starts and runs well.  In the 3 years that I have owned it many items have been repaired or replaced.  The front end has been rebuilt, as well as the starter motor and 4 barrel Carter carburettor.  A Pertronix electronic ignition module was installed for increased reliabillity along with a new distributor cap and leads.  The exhaust system is new.  The radio works well and has two new correct impedence reproduction speakers as well as a RediRad radio adapter (https://rediscoveradio.com/).  The power windows all function, including the retracting rear quarter windows. As with many late 50's Cadillacs, the air suspension has been removed and replaced with springs (this was a Cadillac approved rework).  This car is on Victorian Club Registration, and has be regularly driven and enjoyed.  This vehicle was included in a feature Cadillac Brougham article in Unique Cars in the January 2014 edition.
Also included with the vehicle is a full set of front and rear windscreen seals, as well as a pair of roof rail seals.  These items are all but impossible to buy, and cost just under $2000.
If you have any further questions please call Tim on 0419 537 913.  Inspection by prior arrangement only.

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