1957 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham

The brand new 1957 Eldorado Brougham, inspired by the Orleans, Park Avenue and Brougham show cars of 1953 to 1955, was an exclusive, elegant, and stylish vehicle. With a list price of $13,074, it was nearly three times the cost of a base Cadillac Coupe, and over $3000 more than a new Continental, and more expensive than a 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. The four-door pillar-less hardtop had brushed stainless steel roof and center-opening doors. The large rear fender skirts were formed from stainless steel. Wheels are deep-dish forged aluminum with low-profile tires and one-inch wide whitewalls. In the back were Eldorado tail fins with slender vertical tailights. The tops of the front fenders used air intakes. In the front were dual headlights, which was a first for an American car, albeit matched that same year by Lincoln.

Production lasted two years with a total of 704 examples made. It is reported that Cadillac lost $10,000 on every car built. Just 400 Eldorado Broughams were assembled for the model's initial 1957 production year, plus 304 more for 1958. Another 99 and 101 followed on a longer wheelbase for 1959 and 1960.

These cars were given nearly every available option, and even the glove box came filled. Cadillac provided a lady's vanity case with compact, powder puff, lipstick, comb and holder, and coin holders, as well as six drink tumblers, a tissue dispenser, and a cigarette case. In the back, the seat armrest opened to reveal a notepad and pencil, a mirror, and a perfumer atomizer, which came with a complementary ounce of Arpège by Lanvin. The trunk lid and rear doors not only opened with the push of a button, but they closed with one too. The doors locked automatically when the transmission was put in gear. A memory front seat was a first for a production car, as were the forged aluminum wheels.

Cadillac's Eldorado Brougham was the worlds most luxurious and advanced automobile, and it backed up those claims with elegance, style, exclusivity, and luxury.


by Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2019

1957 Vehicle Profiles

1957 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

Chassis Num: 5770092463

There were four-hundred examples of the Cadillac Eldorado Brougham created in 1957. They featured Harley Earl designs like a wrap-around windshield and a low cut, bulging beltline. The 1957 through 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Broughams were the last truly....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

The production of the Eldorado Brougham was from 1957 through 1958 and fewer than one thousand examples were ever built. They sold new for $13,074 which made them more expensive than the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud.....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Calling it 'the Cadillac of Cadillacs' is the only way to describe the 1957-1958 Eldorado Brougham. The limited production four-door hardtop was GM's response to the previous introduction of the Continental Mark II.....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

Chassis Num: 5770121759

This 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida where it was estimated to sell between $140,000 - $180,000. The car is powered by a 365 cubic-inch overhead valve eight-cylinder engine ....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

Chassis Num: 5770058691

This 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held at Meadow Brook. The car is powered by a 365 cubic-inch overhead valve eight-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 325 horsepower. The car has a four-spee....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

Chassis Num: 5770096914

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 automaticall....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

Cadillac's 1957 third-generation Eldorado coupes and convertibles received a major redesign notable for its down-swept, rounded rear fenders topped by inboard shark fins and finished by large stainless steel panels behind its rear wheels. 1957 also s....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

The 1957-58 Eldorado Brougham was GM's answer to the beautifully crafted Continental Mark II. The flawlessly styled Continental was built by a new, special Ford Motor division and was the most costly U.S. car at $9,695-$9,966--until the Eldorado Brou....[continue reading]

Hardtop Sedan
Chassis #: 5770092463 
Hardtop Sedan
 
 
Hardtop Sedan
Chassis #: 5770121759 
Hardtop Sedan
Chassis #: 5770058691 
Hardtop Sedan
Chassis #: 5770096914 
Hardtop Sedan
 
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1957 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham Base Price : $13,073

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Cadillac
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)160,840
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)138,379
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)142,184
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)121,778
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)121,778
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)146,841
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Meteor (1,408,478)140,777
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)140,777
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)96,680
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)109,651
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)90,259

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