1954 Cadillac Eldorado
The lady who purchased this motorcar new in Chicago sold it to me in 1985. So she loved it for its first 30 years and we for these last 30 years. Always garaged and obsessively cared for. Across our ownership we have brought it to fine condition in both appearance and operational respects. Cockpit is all Italian leather with Cadillac crest & V embossed in all four bolsters...pain-stakingly hand-crafted across months as opposed to kit jobs and pullovers. All stitching exactly duplicates the original panels. Carpeting is original Roxpoint. Trunk compartment restored to better-than-new with correct carpeting. Convertible roof is StayFast heavy canvas with new roof rail weatherstrips. Aircraft-style driver and passenger front seat belts have been fitted. Three piece parade boot fits nicely with quarter-attaching aprons now new white leather vs. Cadillac's original vinyl. A full cockpit tonneau cover has been fabricated out of matching-to-the-top StayFast canvas so that the car can be parked outside on top down day trips... or garaged with the top down... so that the padded dash interior leather and carpetare protected...without needing to cycle the top up and down.The body color was redone in exact matching base coat-clear coat a few years ago. Most of the chrome wasreplated at the same time. Undercarriage was stripped and enameled 5 years ago. Glass is all original and shows some minor blemishes as well as some areas of their reveal moldings. Engine is fresh complete overhaul with several months of warranty remaining. All engine driven pumps and accessories are restored by certified craftsmen around the country. Even the power steering gear box has been restored. The fuel system is all new from the tank to the carburetor. Braking system as well. All steering and front end components are new. Dual exhaust system is new from manifolds to rear stainless tips exiting the rear bumper ports. We have five Dayton-restored original Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels with stainless steel spokes caps redone by QualChrome and restored Cadillac red & Gold emblems for center caps. Wheels pictured on car are strong originals but we left them on the car during restoration process. Accordingly nine wire wheels are included with the car. Tires are older but have only rolled 200 miles. Car rolls along quietly and tight. It has a subdued throaty exhaust sound out the dual exhaust ports. Not too sure if this is just an automobile anymore... or if it has gradually gracefully turned into an object of art. We are reasonably sure this motorcar is an appreciating asset... pleasantly unusual for automobiles as we have always known them to be.