1. 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Coupe

  2. 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Coupe

  3. 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Coupe

  4. 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Coupe

  5. 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Coupe

  6. 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Coupe

  7. 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Coupe

  8. 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Coupe

  9. 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Coupe

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1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Coupe
The Texas Classic Auction

CHASSIS NO: 546208241
• Striking throughout with desirable color combination
• One of just 2,150 examples originally produced
• Highly equipped with standard and optional features
• Very attractive; freshly detailed engine compartment

331 cid V-8 engine, single four-barrel carburetor, 230 HP, Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel power-assisted drum brakes; wheelbase: 129"


By the early 1950s, Cadillac had finally displaced cross-town rival Packard at the summit of the American fine car market. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Cadillac and its General Motors corporate parent, the Motorama-inspired Eldorado crowned its model range for 1953. Fitted with a fashionable wraparound windshield, luxurious custom interior, and customized body with a daring beltline dip, the 1953 Eldorado carried a staggering price of $7,750 when new. Powered by Cadillac’s state-of-the-art 331 cubic-inch V-8, the Eldorado was offered only one way – fully loaded.
However, the extensive hand labor and limited production volumes meant that Cadillac lost money on every Eldorado produced during 1953. Nonetheless, this “halo car” increased Cadillac’s prestige and attracted valuable publicity. A 1953 Cadillac sales brochure declared the Eldorado as having been “…dramatically styled by Fleetwood to capture the heart of all America,” and this was no overstatement, given the Eldorado’s high-profile use in President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s January 1953 inaugural motorcade. In fact, the Eldorado was so celebrated that it joined the regular Cadillac model line in 1954, priced at $5,738, with 2,150 examples produced. As with the entire Cadillac model line for 1954, the Eldorado boasted fresh styling cues first seen on the Le Mans convertible featured in the 1953 Motorama roadshows. In addition to the many standard features that defined the Eldorado, chrome wire wheels, special ribbed lower rear-fender moldings, and gold identification crests conferred even greater distinction to this already striking, limited-production automobile.
A wonderful example of what many marque enthusiasts and collectors regard as one of the most beautiful Cadillac models ever produced, this 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Coupe is presented in correct Alpine White over correct red and white two-tone leather upholstery and continues to benefit handsomely from a very thorough restoration that was completed approximately seven years ago . Power is delivered by Cadillac’s 331 cubic-inch V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetor, producing 230 horsepower and mated to a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. In addition to standard power steering and power windows, the Eldorado is very well-equipped with features and options including power brakes, signal-seeking AM radio, in-dash clock, power canvas top, tinted sun visors, wind wings, the Space-Age Autronic Eye headlamp dimmer, spot lights, front and rear seat belts, and a day/night rear-view mirror. Additional curb appeal is provided by rear fender skirts, 15-inch chrome wire wheels, wide whitewall radial tires, and correct “through-the-bumper” exhaust outlets at the rear. Described by the consignor as not only exceptional in condition but also a very nice example to drive, this highly desirable and enjoyable 1954 Cadillac Eldorado has just received a thorough detailing of the engine compartment. As offered, it stands as a prime example of Cadillac’s highly sought after models of the “Fabulous Fifties.”

1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Coupe
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