1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO SEVILLE 2 DOOR HARDTOP - 43788 Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #1014 1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO SEVILLE 2 DOOR HARDTOP https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/43788/43788_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1014

1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO SEVILLE 2 DOOR HARDTOP

Auction Scottsdale 2007
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1014
Year 1959
Make CADILLAC
Model ELDORADO SEVILLE
Style 2 DOOR HARDTOP
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 59H020820
Exterior Color WHITE
Interior Color BLUE
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 390
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #1014 - 390cid/345hp 3-carb V8 with automatic. The Gagnon Murder Car, the lowest mileage 1959 Cadillac known with 2,240 documented miles. Death car of flamboyant costume jewelry entrepreneur, held 15 years as state's evidence while murderers appealed from death row. Fascinating history and movie material crime story. Actual example of the famous urban legend. Original tires and possibly the only car of this era with original battery and exhaust. Finishes were restored where needed to be museum quality. Ultra low mileage 50's Cadillacs are extremely rare and this car has only changed hands once in the past 49 years. Equipment includes: cruise control, air suspension with lift, power trunk pulldown, power seats, power windows, vents, and antenna, signal seeking radio, auto leveling, fog lights, 4-speed hydramatic transmission, power steering and brakes. Of the top of the line Eldorados, only 975 Sevilles were produced, making it the rarest of the tall-finned Cadillacs. In the 50's, Eldorados were the muscle cars with 345 HP large multi-carb high-compression V8's and dual exhaust. The exciting styling of the 50's concept cars culminated in the 1959 Cadillac, an automotive icon regarded by many as the most extravagantly styled production car of all times.
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