1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

Courtesy of Worldwide Auctioneers

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.

Equipped with Cadillac’s state-of-the-art 331-ci V8, the Eldorado was offered only one way — fully loaded. 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.

The Eldorado was so celebrated that it joined the regular Cadillac model line for 1954.

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 leather upholstery. It continues to show the benefits of a very thorough restoration that was completed approximately seven years ago.

This highly desirable and enjoyable 1954 Cadillac Eldorado had 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.”


Carl Bomstead

Carl Bomstead - SCM Senior Auction Analyst - %%page%%

Carl has been writing for SCM for 19 years. His first article appeared in the February 1997 issue, and at least one of his articles has appeared in every issue since. When he’s not writing, he serves as a National Director for the Classic Car Club of America and tends to his extensive collection of automobilia. He has been a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the past 20 years, and he also judges at Amelia Island and other major concours. An extensive number of collector cars have passed through his garage, and a 1947 Cadillac 62 Series convertible and a 1968 Intermeccanica Italia are current residents.

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