Lot #5081 - This spectacular Cadillac has just undergone a comprehensive rotisserie restoration to concours standards with no expense being spared. Factory equipped with power steering, power brakes, power seats, electric windows and Saber-spoke forged wheels mounted with white wall tires. Under the hood is a 331cid V8 fed by dual quad carburetors producing 270hp. Cadillac, under the guidance of the exuberant Harley Earl's Color and Design office, embarked on making Cadillac the most distinctive and recognizable cars on the road. Built on the 129" wheelbase the '55 Eldorado measures an impressive 223" bumper to bumper, with a curb weight of 4,980lbs. A pair of distinctive, high, slender tail fins adorned with a foursome of bullet-shaped tail and reverse lights, marked a fabulous change from the modest fishtails of earlier years. The hood is adorned by the Eldorado's signature gold-plated vee and crest, with "Cadillac" on the flanks in gold script and highlighted by "winged Mercury" in chrome on the front of the hood. The front radiator grille is set off by twin chrome bullet-shaped Dagmar's affectionately named after the American 1950's television actress Virginia Ruth Ignore, stage name "Dagmar." Owner says she drives as beautifully as she looks.
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