Car Body #655


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

[Feb.01.2017] Car #655 It is exceptional for someone to call or write to inform me that they owna Brougham that is not on the list of survivors.' This happened again today, March12, 2000.' Here's what was said:' I was wandering around the web andcame upon your site. It is an excellent site and I thought I would help you with yourdatabase. I am the owner of a '58 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Body #655, which was notlisted in your database as a survivor. The fact that I was finally able to get my hands onone of these wonderful cars is a story unto itself. The car was sold to me by a person whoimmediately afterward had a serious heart problem and was not able to be contacted for aperiod of around 6 months - I still hadn't got my car! This person gave the car to a localstorage facility which had tax problems. The car ended up in the hands of the IRS brieflyuntil I was able to prove the car was mine. Thank goodness I had registered the vehicle.It took me about a year to get the vehicle. In any case, the car is now being slowlyrestored. I intend to drive this work of art every weekend that I can find the time, so itwill not be concourse condition. [ADDED 3.18.2000]: Thecar was owned by a Merel family in Illinois from 1965 to 1975 when it was sold to theProssers who kept it until around 1988; it was then purchased by Bill Byler of Louisianafrom whom I purchased it in 1997, though I did not receive the car until 1999.' Story: Bill had a heart attack; I couldn't reach him for 9 months. Also I had agreed tohis sending the car to a local body shop for a paint job, knowing things can get donecheaper in Louisiana than in California, and Bill also had vouched for the shop. The jobwas to take around 6 months, owing to the fact that they were extremely busy. Nothing wasdone the first 6 months so I gave them a couple more months.' When I calledback,' the phone disconnected.' The shop had been closed down by the IRS and theguy was in jail!' I finally got my car early last year [1999] after muchhassle and paperwork.' The car still needs work.

Car Body #655


[Feb.01.2017] Car #655 It is exceptional for someone to call or write to inform me that they owna Brougham that is not on the list of survivors.' This happened again today, March12, 2000.' Here's what was said:' I was wandering around the web andcame upon your site. It is an excellent site and I thought I would help you with yourdatabase. I am the owner of a '58 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Body #655, which was notlisted in your database as a survivor. The fact that I was finally able to get my hands onone of these wonderful cars is a story unto itself. The car was sold to me by a person whoimmediately afterward had a serious heart problem and was not able to be contacted for aperiod of around 6 months - I still hadn't got my car! This person gave the car to a localstorage facility which had tax problems. The car ended up in the hands of the IRS brieflyuntil I was able to prove the car was mine. Thank goodness I had registered the vehicle.It took me about a year to get the vehicle. In any case, the car is now being slowlyrestored. I intend to drive this work of art every weekend that I can find the time, so itwill not be concourse condition. [ADDED 3.18.2000]: Thecar was owned by a Merel family in Illinois from 1965 to 1975 when it was sold to theProssers who kept it until around 1988; it was then purchased by Bill Byler of Louisianafrom whom I purchased it in 1997, though I did not receive the car until 1999.' Story: Bill had a heart attack; I couldn't reach him for 9 months. Also I had agreed tohis sending the car to a local body shop for a paint job, knowing things can get donecheaper in Louisiana than in California, and Bill also had vouched for the shop. The jobwas to take around 6 months, owing to the fact that they were extremely busy. Nothing wasdone the first 6 months so I gave them a couple more months.' When I calledback,' the phone disconnected.' The shop had been closed down by the IRS and theguy was in jail!' I finally got my car early last year [1999] after muchhassle and paperwork.' The car still needs work.