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Should a car that’s been painted by a previous owner be repainted back to its original color? For many cars, we’d have no problem with such a course of action, but for this 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, which wears a non-stock color – but one integral to its provenance – we’d rather see it left as is. Would you take this Brougham back to its original black? From the seller’s description:
An original documented low-mileage one-owner car. It was purchased new in Beverly Hills, CS and has much local Beverly Hills provenance. In the ’60s or ’70s the owner had the originally black car repainted to a ruby red color to match her jewelry, and this color has been retained. After only 33,000 documented miles of use, it sat in a garage on her Beverly Hills estate until 2009 when it was removed from the estate and sorted mechanically to the point of demonstrating its mechanical integrity while attempting to maintain its unrestored status.
The exterior body, chrome, and stainless are in good condition. The stainless top is immaculate. The gray interior is in good condition, while the interior chrome is pitted. The original vanities include the six shot glasses and plastic storage tube, leather-bound beveled mirror, leather-bound notebook and miniature Cross pen. The original Uniroyal 140 tire remains unused in the trunk mounted on the original wheel.
To bring the car back to life, the fuel, brake and cooling systems were serviced, carburetors rebuilt, and new tires installed. The air ride system has been retained for authenticity, and although all the components seem to function, they do require rebuilding. Retention of these components allows the new owner the option of rebuilding the original air ride suspension to maintain originality or making the conversion to coil spring suspension.
Known missing components include the jack handle and jack base, the windshield washer bottle, and the upper half of the fan shroud. Buyer should be aware that the glovebox latch is broken and there is a crack in the front bumper that is difficult to see from the photos.
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