In 1957, the Cadillac Eldorado line underwent a striking transformation, ushering in captivating new styling. Gone were the squared-off rear quarters with modest fins, replaced by the eye-catching “shark fins” and a gracefully sloping trunk lid, sure to turn heads. This redesign featured abundant chrome accents, including gold-plated Vees and emblems, adding to its opulent appeal.
Cadillac Eldorado hardtop coupes and convertibles became the focal point of attention at country clubs across the nation. Despite their substantial weight, nearly 2 ½ tons, these Cadillacs delivered respectable performance thanks to their 300-horsepower V8 engines. However, their forte lay in providing stylish comfort for up to six passengers.
As the epitome of luxury, these top-of-the-line Cadillacs were equipped with every conceivable convenience. They carried a base price of $7,286 FOB and truly earned their title as the “Standard of the World.”