Once Most Expensive 1959 ElDorado Brougham
The 1959 & 1960 Eldorado Broughams were the more sedate Cadillacs.
Their modest tail fins prove that. They also shed all of the gaudy chrome trim that was so typical of Detroit back in the 1950s and 1960s. Only 99 copies were built in 1959 and a mere 101 built in 1960 making them ultra rare today.
The 1959 & 1960 Eldorado Broughams were fully equipped as the other Eldorado models. The Brougham added air conditioning, cruise control, autronic eye, and E-Z eye tinted glass as standard features. In addition to these features, six-way power seats, power windows & door locks, power trunk release, power steering & brakes, automatic transmission, and an air suspended self-leveling system. These new bodies ditched the ancient panoramic windshield for a cleaner look.
Here is a car people rarely see. Not many even knew it existed because of its rarity. Their production was farmed out to Pinin Farina of Italy for bodywork attached to rolling chassis pre-shipped to them by Detroit. Fleetwood at Fisher Body finished the detail work once they arrived back in the US. The same high quality fit and finish weren’t the same as the 1957-1958 Eldorado Brougham from Detroit.