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.


  1. Holy shit that is sweet.

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

  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.