To start the car, the ignition must be position to 'on'; the engine with start automatically as soon as the Hydra-Matic gear selector was moved into 'neutral' or 'park.' When the Brougham was put into gear, the center-opening doors were automatically locked. The car could be purchased with three shell hors and a trumpet horn. Standard features on the Brougham were power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, power door locks, a power trunk and power antenna. There was air conditioning, a bar and vanity set, an automatic headlight dimmer, a tissue dispenser and an E-Z Eye tinted windshield. These were but a few of the convenience and luxury features available on the Eldorado Brougham.
This particular example has an older restoration that has been refreshed and fully serviced. The chrome shows well and the brushed stainless steel roof is in excellent condition. It was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars sale at Hershey, PA presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $100,000 - $150,000. The lot was sold for $110,000 including buyer's premium.
It has an overhead valve eight-cylinder engine and a four-speed Hydramatic transmission. There are servo-assisted four-wheel hydraulic drum rakes. The paintwork is maroon and white with a leather interior. There are wool carpets and a leather dashboard.