Cadillac Eldorado 1959, fashion and power combination
For over 50 years, Eldorado from Cadillac has been in production. Eldorado is a Spanish word which means the glided one. This name was derived from a legendary chief of the South American Indian Tribe. Based on the legend, the followers of the chief sprinkled over gold dust on his body especially during ceremonies and he would take a dive into the lake to wash it off. The name Eldorado was given to a city in South America with tons of riche sources and wealthy people. The quest for the city inspired a lot of expeditions from different parts of Europe. The Cadillac Eldorado that was released in 1959 generated about 142,272 cars. This year was considered one of the best years for the car manufacturer. It has incorporated new design features like tail fins, tail lamps, rooflines and jewel shaped grille patterns and a deck latch that surely give the car personality.During this period the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado signified innocence, sophistication and satisfaction of car the lovers. It is like a color television and a Rock n Roll combination wrapped under one car.
Cadillac Eldorado Interior
The fins made a mark in the automotive history. Although the design was 100% Cadillac, the company commissioned a manufacturer in Italy called Pinin Farina. Overall the Eldorado was said to be built in Italy. The narrow tail lights and the modest tail fins contrasted with the 1959 Cadillac. This is said to be an indication of where Cadillac styling would go on the next years. This Eldorado is said to be the most extravagant car model from Cadillac. It is loaded with chrome and 2 barrel carburetors. This modified version of 390 CID V8 which is a standard in Cadillac can be able to deliver about 345 horsepower. The car can propel comfortably for about 130 mph. The Eldorado is equipped with lots of standard equipment, which is considered as an option for other cars. There are luxurious features like the air suspension, power vent windows among others. Definitely heads will turn when they see this car.
Cadillac Eldorado 1959
Among all the Cadillac that was built, this Eldorado 1959 is the most popular. This is due to the large tail fins that the car has. The odd design has become the favorite today. This model has been used a lot of times in movies and television shows. There is a convertible version of this Eldorado that is loaded with features. This car has become a beautiful icon in the 50’s and has undergone restoration including full detailing. There is a rebuilt undercarriage for this car model. The next Eldorado models saw some changes that enhance driving experience like CD players and wide dashboards. This iconic car changed the meaning of luxury car. This is the most coveted car on the road even until today.
Cadilac Eldorado Dashboard