Car Body #321


As of April 14, 2024, this is the information we have about this car:

[Feb.08.2024] Today, Car #321 is located near Bremen, Germany. The vehicle has an odometer reading of around 45,000 miles (odometer converted to kilometers = 72,000km).

The vehicle was completed on September 9, 1957 at the Fleetwood factory in Detroit and delivered to a dealer in New York. The original owner is rumored to be the well-known Theater-Man George F. Abbott. He sold #321 at the ripe old age of 90 around 1977 with unknown mileage to Shelby Jenkins of West Virginia. Jenkins was a member of the BOA for about 40 years at the time.

In the late 1980s, Jenkins sold the vehicle to another BOA member, Mel Kerstenbaum of Pine Brook, New Jersey.

On July 6, 1990, Kerstenbaum sold #321 to Geoffrey M. Eaton from Dearborn, Michigan and also a BOA member, for the then impressive price of $23,000. Eaton also had the car rebuilt in 1990 and 1991 at Autocrafters INC, Limonia, Michigan, for a total of $36,000. Autocrafters INC repainted #321 during the overhaul in 1990/1991. The body, paint, upholstery and sheepskin carpets are in good condition considering their age.

In 2004, Eaton sold the car to Mark Hyman of Hyman Ltd. with just under 30,000 miles.

In 2011, #321 was sold by Hyman Ltd, St. Louis to P.H. Lamping. PH Lamping purchased #321 with just under 33,000 miles on the odometer. 

Technically, the vehicle has been put in such a condition that it can be used at any time, even for very long tours through Europe. Basically #321 is in absolutely original condition and has all of the original vanities. In the interest of reliability and to protect some of the original and difficult to replace Eldorado Brougham parts, these have been replaced with custom-made parts. The originals were stored or left in the vehicle for optical reasons. They can be retrofitted at any time.

In 2017, Cadillac-Europe loaned the vehicle and exhibited it for a few weeks as part of a special event at the German Museum in Munich.

Car #321 has been awarded at various competitions and events across Europe; Articles about the vehicle have been published in various magazines and books.

Car Body #321


[Feb.08.2024] Today, Car #321 is located near Bremen, Germany. The vehicle has an odometer reading of around 45,000 miles (odometer converted to kilometers = 72,000km).

The vehicle was completed on September 9, 1957 at the Fleetwood factory in Detroit and delivered to a dealer in New York. The original owner is rumored to be the well-known Theater-Man George F. Abbott. He sold #321 at the ripe old age of 90 around 1977 with unknown mileage to Shelby Jenkins of West Virginia. Jenkins was a member of the BOA for about 40 years at the time.

In the late 1980s, Jenkins sold the vehicle to another BOA member, Mel Kerstenbaum of Pine Brook, New Jersey.

On July 6, 1990, Kerstenbaum sold #321 to Geoffrey M. Eaton from Dearborn, Michigan and also a BOA member, for the then impressive price of $23,000. Eaton also had the car rebuilt in 1990 and 1991 at Autocrafters INC, Limonia, Michigan, for a total of $36,000. Autocrafters INC repainted #321 during the overhaul in 1990/1991. The body, paint, upholstery and sheepskin carpets are in good condition considering their age.

In 2004, Eaton sold the car to Mark Hyman of Hyman Ltd. with just under 30,000 miles.

In 2011, #321 was sold by Hyman Ltd, St. Louis to P.H. Lamping. PH Lamping purchased #321 with just under 33,000 miles on the odometer. 

Technically, the vehicle has been put in such a condition that it can be used at any time, even for very long tours through Europe. Basically #321 is in absolutely original condition and has all of the original vanities. In the interest of reliability and to protect some of the original and difficult to replace Eldorado Brougham parts, these have been replaced with custom-made parts. The originals were stored or left in the vehicle for optical reasons. They can be retrofitted at any time.

In 2017, Cadillac-Europe loaned the vehicle and exhibited it for a few weeks as part of a special event at the German Museum in Munich.

Car #321 has been awarded at various competitions and events across Europe; Articles about the vehicle have been published in various magazines and books.


[Feb.01.2017] Car #321 was owned inthe late seventies by Shelby Jenkins of Elkview, WV. Late extra[10/2007]: The car is owned by Mark, of Hyman Ltd., restorers of classic cars. Itwas seen there recently by owner-enthusiast, Ron Schweitzer. He says it's a stunninglygorgeous black Brougham with a two tone turquoise interior, showing 40 some thousandmiles. His mechanic said Mark had owned it for three years and was planning to keepit. Thanks for the tip, Ron! Latest [8/2009]: Hyman Ltd. have offered the car forsale: www.cadillacdatabase.org/Dbas_txt/brg13b1.htm.