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The newly designed 1957 Cadillac was described by some as the most dramatically styled car of all time. Bodies were completely new and were considered more attractive with smooth and leaner fender lines, characteristic 1950’s tail fins, curved wrap-around windshield, new front end styling with added rubber bumper guards, and now the dual head and taillight theme that would be key to attracting buyers in dealer showrooms. All Cadillac models were now outfitted with the new tubular X frame without side rails, allowing for lower body lines and more rigid construction.
Three different-sized cars appeared in the series 62 with the standard being the smallest, followed by a larger Sedan Deville, and then the largest in the 62 series was the Eldorado coupe Seville and the Biarritz convertible. The coupe and sedan Deville had nameplates on the front fenders. The Eldorado’s were identified by the nameplate on the trunk and front fenders, as well as stainless steel moldings around the rear fender wells, and added were shark-style fins on the rear fenders. Next in the line-up was the series 60 Fleetwood Special 4-door hardtop, which was a step up for the luxury car buyer. The stars of the show were the Eldorado Biarritz Convertible and the series 70 Eldorado Brougham alluded to as the “Cadillac of Cadillac’s” and was Cadillac’s answer to the Lincoln Mark II. The Biarritz convertible attracted the sports car crowd, while the Eldorado Brougham appealed to the luxury car buyer with such appointments as a tissue dispenser with cologne, rear center arm rest with pad and pencil, vanity mirror and perfume atomizer, and polarized sun visors. Of course, as with all top-of-the-line cars, all power equipment was available to include 6-way power seats. The Brougham is a certified Milestone Car. 1957 was the second year that Cadillac achieved a ninth place rating in overall sales for cars in America.
- Newly-redesigned car said to be “most dramatically styled car of the era”
- Tubular frame featured
- Just 1,800 Series 62 Eldorado convertibles built in 1957
- Price new: $7,286