The Most Elegant American Convertible of The 50s
If you are to search for the most luxurious and elegant convertible American car in the 50s we bet that you wouldn’t find it to be any other car than the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. It was the most expensive luxury car which carried a price tag of $7401 and no doubt its production was just a few digits, 1320 to be precise. However, it's high price and rightful title depicts the luxury of the car suitably.
The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado is the third generation car by the famous luxury car manufacturer of the same name. The first generation of the car launched in 1953 and owes it popularity to its distinct and creative design; particularly it is remembered for its sharp tailfins and dual bullet taillights. It had a new jewel like grille pattern, distinct rooflines and deck lid beauty panels that matched. Today it can be hard for you to find one of these beauties in their original condition but if you do, it sure is a keeper.
The coolness of the Eldorado convertible continues well into the 70s and beyond with the latest and last one launched in 2002 ending the line with its tenth generation. Although the latest Cadillac design is far from the beauty of its predecessor but strictly speaking of classics, the 1959 Eldorado is a true luxury car of its time. Its engine output was 345 hp from a 390 cu inch engine. Power brakes, windshield wipers, backup lamps, vanity mirror, oil filter, six way power seats, fog lamps, outside rearview mirror, remote control deck lid, air suspension, and electric door locks are all standard features on the this luxury car.