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National Award Winning Eldorado Convertible 331/230 HP V8 4 Speed Auto PS PW PB

For sale: 1954 Cadillac Eldorado

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Item location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Engine size:
331 V8
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eBay template information@RKMotorsCharlotte. com 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US 1954 Cadillac Eldorado National Award Winning Eldorado Convertible 331/230 HP V8 4 Speed Auto PS PW PB Year: 1954 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: White Mileage: 84580 Transmission type: 4 Speed Automatic Engine: 331 V8 Interior color: Red Vehicle Info El Dorado. the mythical city of gold. lent its name to perhaps the most luxurious. beautiful. and expensive of all Cadillacs. Changed from two words to one by GM marketers. the Eldorado convertible was a cost-no-object for celebrities and wealthy businessmen who wanted the very best of everything. Proof was the $7. 00+ price tag that the Cadillac Eldorado wore. in 1954. Meant only for the elite. only 2150 were produced in '54. Understand that in the 50s. when Cadillac was still the undisputed Standard of The World. owning one meant that you were positively at the top of your game. I suppose that sentiment still holds true because this stunning Series 62 Eldorado is for the well-versed connoisseur who enjoys quality. value. and prestige above all. As an official member of the rare 2. 50 cars assembled during the second year of Cadillac's most storied nameplate. this pristine drop-top is an investment grade example of one of the rarest and most desirable collector cars ever produced. If you fancy the ultimate classic to park at shows and parade down Main Street. this professionally restored masterpiece will bring your dreams to life!With production of Cadillac's '54 Eldorado numbering just into the thousands. this stylish cruiser is a factory-accurate rarity. Before we get to far though. In the name of authenticity. we'll go ahead and break down both its vehicle identification and cowl tag numbers. VIN: 5462*****54 - 1954 model year62 - Series 62* - Sequential production numberCOWL TAG:STYLE NUMBER: 54-6267SX - 1954 model (54) Series 62 (62) Convertible (67) Eldorado (SX)BODY NUMBER: FW73 73rd Eldorado body assembled at GM's Clark Street (FW) manufacturing facility in Detroit. MichiganTRIM NUMBER: 38Y - Red and white (38) leather (Y) interiorPAINT NUMBER: 18C- Alpine White (18) exterior paintACC: E-H-R EZ Eye tinted glass (E). Heater (H). Unknown option®We all know trim is what makes 50s Cadillacs so cool. and WOW is there a lot of chrome on this Eldo. Put it this way: if you want to look at this vintage drop-top under the lights. be sure to close the shades because the reflection from your garage will probably wake the neighbors! At the front of the car. T3 headlights and chrome-trimmed parking lamps visually dissect a cellular chrome grille that's positioned low enough to emphasize a road-hugging stance. Below that grille. a wraparound gull-wing bumper features prominent chrome guards. And above that grille. a brilliant hood goddess overlooks a fresh Cadillac crest and slim-line "V" emblem that inspired Cadillac's current performance moniker. At the top of the car. a stainless-trimmed cowl intake panel rides between Cadet Visor headlight bezels. a low-profile hood. and bright stainless wipers that clear a stainless trimmed EZ-eye windshield. At the sides of that windshield. Eldorado-exclusive emblems ride between new-for-'54 vent wings. traditional chrome door handles and a power-operated top. And below that windshield. Eldorado-exclusive emblems are perfectly aligned between stainless trim spears. air-slot fender breaks and fluted rocker trim. At the back of the car. a rolled trunk hangs a block-lettered "Eldorado" script above a second gold V and new-for-'54 bumper guards. At the sides of that trunk. squared off fins feature modern-looking tail lights. And below that trunk. a second wraparound bumper features cleanly integrated exhaust tips. Powering this spectacular cruiser is an original 331 cubic inch overhead valve V8 that wears a correct VIN stamp. creates a stout 230 horsepower and cranks out a stellar 330 ft. /lb. of torque. That's plenty of chutzpah to move this Eldorado down the boulevard with authority. and the big mill is buttery smooth with a distinctive rumble. At the top of the navy blue block. a familiar Cadillac air cleaner swirls wind though a big 4-barrel carburetor. In front of that carburetor. a tagged and rebuilt generator spins fresh V-belts around pliable hoses and correct squeeze clamps. And behind that carburetor. a correct points distributor shoots spark through correct manifolds via high quality Packard Suppression wires. Nothing has been overlooked in this top notch engine bay. and the professionally finished powerplant is complemented by a full assortment of well-planned and well-executed details. Fire is provided by a reproduction Delco yellow cap battery. A glass washer reservoir hangs behind brains for the car's Autronic Eye system. Adding to the appeal and uniqueness of this ride is the warranty card centered on the radiator cradle. And the car's solid inner fenders. fully finished hood and factory firewall are covered in a smooth coat of correct Alpine White paint. Throw this Caddy on a lift and you'll find a super clean undercarriage that's no less spectacular. The car's beefy X-frame . displays a nice coat of gloss black paint. The blue V8 throws torque through an original Hydra-Matic transmission that wears a correct 1954 (54) Cadillac (D ) build stamp. Ahead of that stellar drivetrain you'll find an independent front half that's been painstakingly restored to factory specifications. Behind that stellar drivetrain you'll find a rebuilt rear end that's centered on leaf springs. Braking is handled by four big drums that bring the car to a power-assisted stop with surprisingly little effort. Factory power steering reinforces turns and greatly improves slow speed navigation. And a fresh flex-pipe exhaust system sounds muscular yet luxurious. Above those fully sorted mechanicals. solid. over-restored floors are painted a nice shade of burgundy and provide an excellent backdrop for fresh stainless hardware and new stainless brake and fuel lines. At the corners of those floors. four substantial wire wheels spin meaty white wall rubber around classy Cadillac crests. And all the small details like leak-free shocks. a big stainless fuel tank and a correct starter have been painstakingly located and professionally installed. Loaded with virtually every option in the book. this classic Eldorado's correct red and white interior features a perfect mix of outrageous style and traditional American luxury. The front power and rear bench seats are stuffed with fresh padding. covered in correct Cadillac-embossed leather. and trimmed in pristine stainless brightwork. In front of those seats. a darker red leather-topped dash hangs a contoured instrument panel and a rebuilt electric clock between GM's advanced Autronic Eye system and multiple chrome accessory knobs that. among other things. operate the car's optional heater. At the base of those seats. like-new carpet is anchored by slick sill plates. protected by stainless-trimmed floor pads and flanked by intricately detailed kick panels. At the sides of those seats. red and white door panels hang new chrome handles and chrome power window switches between bright white toppers and sculpted armrests. In front of the driver. a two-tone steering wheel spins a chrome horn ring around a chrome steering column. and chrome gear selector. Behind the passengers a fiberglass parade boot rides over a fully restored trunk. GM designers definitely knew what they were doing in 1954. And all of this car's unique details were restored. right down to the cool Eldorado crests at the base of its seats. The sale of this stylish Caddy includes a vintage luggage trunk. a correct tag bracket and a small stack of historical documentation. It has also claimed it's fair share of awards. In 2008 it picked up the AACA 1st Junior award. and the Cadillac & LaSalle Club Senior award. Both awards are affixed to the car. the AACA on the grille. and C&S award on the back of the rear view mirror. Even today. there is no car that says "you've made it" better than a Cadillac Eldorado. In 1954. this world class convertible was well on its way to being one of the most prestigious automobiles money could buy. Today. its near universal appeal speaks of the fabulous wealth and high style that characterized the golden age of Detroit. With production numbering only 2. 50 units. this pristine Caddy is a very rare piece. And with strong international demand. old school American iron is one of the hottest segments in the global collector car market. That means pedigreed restorations are only going to increase in both value and exclusivity. So don't miss your chance to own this spectacularly beautiful classic! About This Auction Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it. but obligates you to complete the purchase! A $1000. 00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have ZERO feedback on eBay. please call or email us to request our authority to bid on our vehicles. We do not release our reserve prices. so please don't ask! If you see a car you like. don't wait! Call us! When you see it disappear from eBay. it means that it was sold by other means. Because we advertise heavily in other mediums. we reserve the right to cancel any eBay listing at any time. If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Donald Bernard at (704)596-5211 or (704)773-4648. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility. About RK Motors Charlotte Hot Rod magazine named RK Motors Charlotte the #1 destination out of 57 possible places to visit across the United States. Destinations selected included car museums. driving schools. dragstrips. best drives and more. We are honored to have been the only classic car dealer selected. If you ever find yourself in Charlotte. NC give us a call. Our showroom is open by appointment only. Our 80. 00 sq. ft. retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina. We usually have over 300 incredible cars on display. and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment. stop in and meet our staff. Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut- we do this because we love cars! Check out the feedback on our website from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately. and our cars even look better in person than in the pictures! We look forward to seeing you soon. Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility. 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC 28269. For sales and general information. call us at: (704)596-5211. Our Service Programs Under our innovative Seal of Approval Exit Service buying program. RK Motors Charlotte customers who pay full retail price for a vehicle. receive a comprehensive. multi-point vehicle Exit Service. carried out by our experienced ASE Certified Master Mechanics at the RKM Performance Center. Customers who purchase cars from RK Motors for less than full retail price. or customers who purchase a car and are trading in a vehicle. will receive our Basic Safety Check. performed by our certified and experienced ASE mechanics. prior to delivery of their car. Learn more about the key attributes of Our Service Programs. If you have any questions regarding our service programs. please contact a member of our sales team at (704)596-5211. For international buyers. please note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans worldwide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Gregory Smith. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. He can be reached at: Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com. About the RK Motors Performance Center Regardless if your vehicle is going through our Seal of Approval Exit Service. Basic Safety Check. routine maintenance or a full custom built to your exact specifications. the RKM Performance Center has the knowledge. experience and resources to fulfill your automotive needs. In the world of electronic fuel injection and computer diagnostics. even late model dealerships look a little uncomfortable working on pre-OBD1 cars. There are many independent mechanics and shops that may be able to help. but putting your prized classic in the hands of a stranger is a leap of faith at best. This is exactly why we created the RKM Performance Center. Being proud members of SEMA. ARMO. HRIA and the North Carolina Motorsports Association. the RKM Performance Center is a nationally recognized shop; best known for high level OEM restorations and custom builds. Comprised of ASE certified mechanics. including several Master Technicians. you can feel confident that your car is in capable hands. As fellow enthusiasts. they are passionate about cars and will treat yours with the respect it deserves. Tony Klein Consignment Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 440-413-0849 Tony. Klein@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gerry Notara Vice Presidentof Operations 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-235-2973 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4658 Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Donald Berard Sales Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4648 Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gregory Smith Transport Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-562-6226 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-562-6226 Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com Showroom 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC 28269 704. 596. 5211 info@RKMotorsCharlotte. com

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