Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The " Elmerado " 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

It debuted in January 2005 at the San Francisco Rod & Custom Show, and was sold at 2008 Barret-Jackson Auction Scottsdale as lot #1247 for $72,000.00 but had earlier been for sale by the Imperial Palace Auto Collection (and casino in Las Vegas) for $250,000.
It was designed by the Tompkins Brothers and "Hall of Famer" John D'Agostino, painted by the master, Art Himsl.

Crocodile and leather interior, chopped & sectioned, rolled pans, redesigned bumpers & grille. This car has won the coveted Gene Winfield D'Elegance Award.
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2 comments:

  1. Holy shit that is sweet.

    It's amazing to see something so customized but still look stock (ish). Lots of little details.

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  2. John creates some great customs, but I've got to say this is one of my favorites. I only wish he had done a more traditional (50s/60s) wheel with whites.

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