Car Body #659


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

[Feb.01.2017] Car #659 lives on! Ihad misplaced the story of this car ...but I found it again while cleaning out my e-Mailfiles. Here it is, as told to me by the current owner: The car was built 3/21/58.Firestone tires were originally fitted. The spare is still original. The car still hasdealer installed clear plastic seat covers on the fabric portion of the seats. The edgesof the seats and the doors are leather in gray and blue. Unfortunately it does not havethe vanity items, but is otherwise complete and in excellent condition. The mileage showsas 44,000 and it still has mostly original paint with the exceptions of what appears to besome touch-ups. The carpet is original and is a shade of blue. It is not worn. The car wasconverted to springs long ago and it appears to be a professional job. All the chassis isleft stock and it drives and handles like a new car. Interestingly, this car does not havethe ' ELDORADO' letters on the trunk lid, nor does it have the EldoradoBrougham emblems on the sides of each front fender (there is no sign on the interior ofthe fenders that an emblem was ever attached there). It also does not have the' spears' at the front edge of the scoop on the rear doors. Opening up the doorpanel on the left rear door there is absolutely no indication that any holes have beenwelded there. The bumpers (front and rear) are highly polished cast aluminum with noindication of ever having been chrome plated. I purchased this fine automobile from AndrewDarling in 1982 from his private collection in Minneapolis. He was an avid collector withmany fine automobiles includ has a standardtrim code number] and unplated, highly polished aluminum bumpers. I do, of course,know that all Broughams of this series had aluminum bumpers but the only others I've everseen, either in person or photos, are chrome plated. One question... Under ' outletcode' in the build sheet I received from the Historical Services it says' ROF.' Do you have any idea what that means? The rest of the codes in the columnfor other Cadillacs (not Broughams) seem to be for cities such as ' BOS' forprobably Boston, ' DET' likely for Detroit, ' CLE' for Cleveland, etc.,but ' ROF' is a mystery to me [the only thing I can think of, John, is' Republic of France' ...but that is a wild guess]. I have been a member ofthe Eldorado Brougham Owners Association, Dowling's organization, for a number of years. Idid not belong to the previous Brougham Owners group. I am a member of the CadillacLaSalle Club as well. If you could shed any light on the background of this car I'd sureappreciate it. Meanwhile, if you'd like any further information, photos, etc., let me knowand I'll be happy to accommodate. Hope to hear from you soon. Best wishes, John E. Farrar.

Car Body #659


[Feb.01.2017] Car #659 lives on! Ihad misplaced the story of this car ...but I found it again while cleaning out my e-Mailfiles. Here it is, as told to me by the current owner: The car was built 3/21/58.Firestone tires were originally fitted. The spare is still original. The car still hasdealer installed clear plastic seat covers on the fabric portion of the seats. The edgesof the seats and the doors are leather in gray and blue. Unfortunately it does not havethe vanity items, but is otherwise complete and in excellent condition. The mileage showsas 44,000 and it still has mostly original paint with the exceptions of what appears to besome touch-ups. The carpet is original and is a shade of blue. It is not worn. The car wasconverted to springs long ago and it appears to be a professional job. All the chassis isleft stock and it drives and handles like a new car. Interestingly, this car does not havethe ' ELDORADO' letters on the trunk lid, nor does it have the EldoradoBrougham emblems on the sides of each front fender (there is no sign on the interior ofthe fenders that an emblem was ever attached there). It also does not have the' spears' at the front edge of the scoop on the rear doors. Opening up the doorpanel on the left rear door there is absolutely no indication that any holes have beenwelded there. The bumpers (front and rear) are highly polished cast aluminum with noindication of ever having been chrome plated. I purchased this fine automobile from AndrewDarling in 1982 from his private collection in Minneapolis. He was an avid collector withmany fine automobiles includ has a standardtrim code number] and unplated, highly polished aluminum bumpers. I do, of course,know that all Broughams of this series had aluminum bumpers but the only others I've everseen, either in person or photos, are chrome plated. One question... Under ' outletcode' in the build sheet I received from the Historical Services it says' ROF.' Do you have any idea what that means? The rest of the codes in the columnfor other Cadillacs (not Broughams) seem to be for cities such as ' BOS' forprobably Boston, ' DET' likely for Detroit, ' CLE' for Cleveland, etc.,but ' ROF' is a mystery to me [the only thing I can think of, John, is' Republic of France' ...but that is a wild guess]. I have been a member ofthe Eldorado Brougham Owners Association, Dowling's organization, for a number of years. Idid not belong to the previous Brougham Owners group. I am a member of the CadillacLaSalle Club as well. If you could shed any light on the background of this car I'd sureappreciate it. Meanwhile, if you'd like any further information, photos, etc., let me knowand I'll be happy to accommodate. Hope to hear from you soon. Best wishes, John E. Farrar.