Black Beauty 1954 Cadillac
1954 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE
Finished in stunning All Black with beautiful Black and White leather interior. This spectacular motorcar has been beautifully restored and comes with nearly every available option. This original California Eldorado still retains its California black plates and comes with documented ownership by actor, James V. Christy, along with his original Matlock TV script. This car was last sold at RM auctions in 2006 for $93,000 and has since been fully serviced and reconditioned. We are proud to offer this incredible motorcar to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this great American classic. Bid with confidence – you will not be disappointed in this truly magnificent motorcar!
HISTORY OF THE 1954 CADILLAC ELDORADO:
230bhp 331 cu. in. overhead valve V8 engine, Hydramatic transmission, independent coil spring front and semi-elliptical-leaf rear suspension with live axle and four-wheel power assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129″
The early fifties were a time of wonder and excitement in America. The war was won, the GIs
had returned home and were starting families and building businesses. The economy was booming and Americans had a seemingly insatiable appetite for all products, especially automobiles.
History would record that these factors would combine to stimulate the most exciting era of
automotive excess. At the heart of it all was GM’s traveling Motorama, a no-holds-barred display of dazzling technology and stunning styling. At the same time, Cadillac was on a roll – flashy styling and high performance made Cadillac the choice of the most successful of a new generation of buyers. Young and exciting, Cadillac displaced Packard as the leader in the fine car market. New models were eagerly awaited, and 1954 was no exception.
Introduced in 1953 was the now legendary new Eldorado. The 1954 model was improved substantially over the 1953. Brake horsepower was increased to 230 and advertisements boasted smoother performance and quieter operation. The 12 volt system, which was standard by this time, had been improved making way for more power operated creature comforts.