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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
There's no question this old Cadillac is in rough shape, but the owner has lofty plans to restore this vehicle to its previous glory.

Background on the car: Bought it 1957, it was used as a everyday driving car in Chicago. Over the years, all the salt put on the road created rust spots, and by the late 1960s, it sat in a backyard, uncared for and abandoned. By the time, this second owner bought it in the late 1970s, some of the glass was broken (including a bullet hole on the driver side window), and more corrosion and rust had harmed it. What a shame! Since the late 1970s, the second owner has garaged it and has had it running nicely. However, he has not gotten around to restoring the vehicle ... until perhaps, now.

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

Today I got a ride in this '57 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. She runs so well.

The left bumper was taken off so he could work on the gas tank, but that will be put back on soon.

The original car color was a dark silver. The interior was a somewhat lighter silver.

Only 400 cars were made of the 1957 Eldorado Brougham, and this is car #25 according to the marker under the hood.

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

Front

Front

The front of the car.

If you look closely, you can see rust holes where the hood reaches the front grill. So sad.

Rear

Fin

Fins

The rear and tail fins.

Steering Wheel

Clock

Even with the cracked dashboard and age, the instrument panel is so beautiful.

Oh and yes, the car still has the original sheep skin carpet. To this day, many sections feel so soft.

Lastly, I love the scripted "Eldorado Brougham" on the dash of the driver's side. The numerical gauge on the left was a clock.

Suicide Doors Suicide doors.

The owner has the extra pieces of chrome that belong on the sides.

Lots of work needs to be done to this car. Wish the owner the best!

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A commercial back in the day.

A beautiful black 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. The way it should be!

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