Re: 57-58 Brougham: America’s rocket ship Rolls-Royce

Nice piece from the Examiner about the 1957 Eldorado Brougham:

Photos don’t do this car justice–they make it look like a typical Caddy of its period. But it isn’t. See an Eldorado Brougham in the metal and you’ll be amazed at how low and sleek it is. Sitting 2.5 inches lower than a Cadillac of its day, the car is nothing short of breathtaking–the epitome of space-age glamour. A case can be made that the ’57-’58 Eldorado Brougham was legendary GM design chief Harley Earl’s ulitmate production car.

Read more: 1957-58 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham: America’s rocket ship Rolls-Royce.

Here is the dialog from a period video on the car, along with the video.  [Repeated from a forum post here]:

$12,000 for a car? This you gotta see!
It’s a marvelous machine, but who’s allergic to money?
Apparently quite a few among famous people who want everything in a car.

Named the Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, it has a new kind of stainless steel roof in a brushed finish.
Air springs at each wheel.
A new development in rear suspension for handling stability.
A new design in lights, and tires.
Several features found for the first time on a car in actual production.
To give it extreme luxury, comfort, and exclusiveness, Engineers were handed a free reign.
They made a seat that adjusts automatically to position the driver
Power equipment is everywhere — seats, steering, brakes, radio, windows, even the ventapane works on push buttons
Also the trunk can be opened, closed, and locked by controls in the glove compartment.

It’s a mirror of the actual future!

The rear seat armrest contains a portable vanity, a perfume atomizer, and other desirable attractions. No smile?

Naturally, you’d have a chauffeur. And he’d open both doors away from the center. It’s the first pillarless American
car, with rotary safety door locks controlled electrically.

The most advanced car ever put into production, for those who can afford tomorrow’s car today!

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