Wednesday 19th January 1955
The Cadillac Eldorado Brougham ‘dream car’ was first revealed in New York, to an exclusive audience of 5,100 people at 4 pm. The general public only got to see the car the next day in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria, as the centrepiece of the General Motors Motorama. This car was the direct predecessor of the ultra-expensive, limited-production version built in 1957 and 1958. A pillarless four-door hardtop with centre-opening doors and swivelling driver seat, the experimental 1955 model incorporated some of the basic styling elements from the 1954 Park Avenue concept vehicle, including large front wheel cutouts, a notched rear roofline and forward-swept tail fins.