Lot 3045

Auburn Fall 2018

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham by Pinin Farina

The Calumet Collection


$82,500 USD | Sold

United States | Auburn, Indiana



Identification No.
  • Offered from the Calumet Collection
  • One of just 99 examples hand-built by Pinin Farina
  • 345-hp, 390-cu. in. OHV V-8 and Hydramatic transmission
  • All available power luxuries, including factory air conditioning
  • Rarer than a 1957–1958 Eldorado Brougham
  • Finished in its original colors; beautiful original cloth upholstery
  • One of the most expensive automobiles in the world in 1959
  • 52,148 miles recorded at the time of cataloguing
  • Offered with GM Historical Services build documentation

Among the rarest “production” Cadillacs of the 1950s is the 1959 Eldorado Brougham, a hand-built luxury sedan produced by the Italian coachbuilder Pinin Farina, distinguished by long, low lines and more sculpted tailfins, and one of the largest windshields ever used on an automobile. Just 99 examples were produced, and few have survived in finer order than this car, which has never been fully restored or taken apart. It was repainted some years ago in its original color of Ebony Black, using correct single-stage lacquer that has worn well, and retains its correct grey stripe cloth fabric. It has been converted from the original rear air suspension to coil springs, with the air suspension compressor still intact under the hood. As with all of the automobiles in the Calumet Collection, it has enjoyed excellent care and is fully functional, including the fascinating rear quarter windows that slide back out of the way when a door is opened.