Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 1954 Cadillac Eldorado

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Lot 715.1 underwent a frame-off build by John Ecclesine of Ecclesine’s Auto Restorations in Ramona, California in 1998 and immediately won Best of Show at the Deer Park Concours in Escondido and reportedly remains just as crisp and fresh.

The leather interior was supplied by Jenkins. The black cloth soft-top is power-operated and has a proper parade boot.

The car regains its original V8 engine and automatic transmission, and the engine bay and undercarriage are finished to match the quality of the rest of the car, which goes to auction from the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection.

Barrett-Jackson’s annual Palm Beach auction is scheduled for April 12-15 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.

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  1. These were very, very nice cars, Most normal people never even saw a real Eldorado, much less experienced one. They generally had at or near the highest horsepower engines of any car and had accessories and/or options available nowhere else. They were also very, very low production number vehicles. Older Americans will remember that there was a production statement made for Cadillac cars: "The Standard of the World". And they were, then….75,000 Cadillacs were made in 1954 but only 2150 were "Eldo’s" , as we called them.

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