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The (new) Cadillac Database©
Professional Cars

on
Cadillac Chassis

1957

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1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942

WW2 years

1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999-up

 

 

1957

Cadillac (USA) Spacious Series 75 sedans and limousines for business or private use

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Production of the roomy Series 75 sedan and limousine had continued almost without interruption since the late twenties; with one notable exception (the bespoke Eldorado Brougham) these were Cadillac's most costly offerings this year; 1,010 sedans were built (without glass divider) at a cost of $7348 each and an additional 890 units were built with the divider, for $7586 each; completely restyled for 1957, nevertheless they retained the traditional roof line introduced in 1950;

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Beige or dark gray Bedford cord trimmed the front and rear seats in the sedan,
while black leather was used for the front seat in the limousine

  
Cadillac (USA) Commercial chassis for the ambulance and funeral trades

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1957 commercial car chassis

 

Eureka (USA) Various commercial vehicles for the ambulance and funeral trades.

 

Miller Meteor (USA) A. J. Miller merged with the Meteor Motor Car Company in 1957 to form Miller-Meteor. They produced various commercial vehicles including ambulances, flower cars and hearses such as the example below

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Miller-Meteor Landau Traditional hearse

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Above 2 rows: Some of the year's offerings from the Miller-Meteor product brochure

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Miller-Meteor flower car

 

S&S [Hess & Eisenhardt] (USA)  Various commercial vehicles including ambulances, flower cars and hearses such as the example below; these are the renowned "S&S" models

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S&S Knickerbocker hearse


S&S Combination limousine

 

Superior: (USA) Various commercial vehicles including ambulances, flower cars and hearses such as the examples below


Superior Combination

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The Landaulet (left) with side-servicing feature (right)

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A survivor in what appears to be fine condition

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Criterion (left), Beau Monde combination coach (right)

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A surviving Criterion model ...or "in the rough"

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Coupe de Fleur

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These are the regular ambulance and rescue cars   

 

[Unknown, France (?)] A Cadillac enthusiast in France sent me these two snapshots of a custom ambulance mounted on Cadillac chassis.

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While the rear quarters do retain the look of a '57 Cadillac,
the front is a mixture of CitroŽn DS, Aston Martin and shark jaws

 

[Unknown, USA] possibly Derham, special air-conditioned limousine with padded top, small rear window and large roof-mounted luggage carrier; photographed Place VendŰme, Paris [French number plates].

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Return to The (New) Cadillac Database© Index Page
or go to the "Dream cars" section for 1957
or select "Professional Cars" years from the table below

 

Pick one   >

1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942

WW2 years

1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999-up

 

© 1998, Yann Saunders [aka Mr. Cadillac] and the Cadillac-LaSalle Club, Inc.
[ Background image:  1961 Crown Sovereign funeral car by Superior Coach Corporation ]