1956 Cadillac Eldorado Seville, #s Match 365ci,
Dual Quads, Batwing, Power Windows, 5 Sabre Wheels
Very Original 82,000 Original Mile Unrestored Survivor
Represented here is a rare example one of the first units of a tradition that spanned nearly 50 years of Cadillac Excellence. The 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Seville in mostly preserved original condition inside and out. This car is a 82,000 original mile survivor with a patina that truly makes it unlike any other. Finished in stunning Bahama Blue this car was born to be a star. You can still feel the prestige as you drive what at its time was the nicest Car built anywhere around the world. 56' Eldos are the hottest year to own and this one is has "THE LOOK".
This is the car to have if you want to feel like an instant celebrity. It's the ultimate cruiser and it gets more attention and appreciation than any exotic or new luxury car could ever get. This Blue bombshell is a rolling testament to the glitz, glamour, innovation, and prosperity of the 1950's. Only 3,900 of these were produced and Eldorados represented only .05% of Cadillac production. The original list price for this car was a whopping $6556 more than double a new Corvette. Nothing beats a blue '57 Caddy!!!!!
The following is a list of options as this Cadillac is currently equipped:
-Original 331ci Cadillac V8 Engine w/ Dual Quads
-Autronic Eye for Headlight Dimming
-Rare Original Sabre Wheels
-Wide Whitewall Tires
The exterior on the car is very presentable at any car show and will catch admiration for its originality. Much of the paint appears original with some blends in front quarters and rears. The drivers front fender suffered some collision damage at one point and there is evidence of an older repair showing some cracking. Some of the trim pieces show some misalignment due to the same incident. The car is very rust free showing no major evidence of rust repair or rot. The car was coated with dealer installed undercoating when new and has done a great job of protecting all of the pans and rockers. The factory original Bahama Blue Metallic Arylic on available on the The chrome and trim on the car is original and will need restoration to take it to a show level. The rear bumper has been wrapped in a chrome vinyl to increase appearance of dingy rear chrome and front is original. The car looks majestic with the original sabre wheels and the wide white walls. The tires on the car look good and were just rotated and balanced. All the glass and rubber are in great shape as well, with a brand new windshield just installed.
The interior is completely original material. It is all untouched from the carpet to the headliner. The steering wheel is in good shape with no major cracks and a very nice horn ring. The dash and gauges are in great shape and have only a few expected chips and scratches in normal ware spots. All gauges work correctly and the windows work correctly. The only thing not working is the clock. The power windows all work extremely good. The dash is in great shape and original chrome and stainless trim still retain a brilliant shine. Turn signals, lights, gauges, and all other switches are working correctly, even the original AM radio and antenna works and sounds great!
The trunk is all redone and has new panels and carpeting. The original trunk insulation is still in place as well as the original jacking instructions. The car also has a firestone wide whitewall spare which could be original as well and it is capped by a very nice Cadillac Sabre wheel and cap. All original tools are also in place and nicely restored. Condition of the trunk is a 9 out of 10.
Mechanically, this Eldo runs great! The original motor starts right up and runs awesome. The transmission shifts properly and moves the car right along. The suspension and steering are mostly original but the car feels very good at speed. The motor compartment is nicely refreshed in original colors. Even the correct hood pad is in place as well as the glass washer jar which is very rare as well. Both carbs were just rebuilt. Fuel system has been gone through. Complete brake system rebuild. Car starts right up first bump of the key with no hesitation. This car is ready to cruise.
All in all, this is one of the rarest mid 50's Cadillac's I have ever owned. If you have been searching for a very original, low mileage Big Fin Car the search ends here. Please email or call with any questions and we can help with shipping quotes and arrangements. We also welcome all international bidders. Zero feedback bidders, please contact me prior to placing a bid. This car is sold with a clear and open California title. Any further questions please call or email Jon at 480-703-2337. The car is located in Sunny Tempe, AZ!
Good luck in the bidding!
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