Cadillac is traditionally a manufacturer that mainly built exclusive cars. In the 1958s, the Americans also introduced the Eldorado series. It was the name of the top-of-the-line series of the luxury brand. In 1958, the Eldorado even unintentionally became exclusive. Take the Cadillac Eldorado Seville. Not even one copy was delivered new in the Netherlands in XNUMX. But Sietse Hansma from Boelenslaan has one. And of course we made a report about it.
The stock market crash of 1958 dashed the aspirations, the arms race instigated by the luxury manufacturers who wanted to show that they could build the most exclusive car. But the financial malheur put the market for exotics in a rough spot. However, the 1958 crisis was unable to disguise the unheard-of quality standard maintained by Cadillac. 62 years later, Eietorado Seville by Sietse Hansma still shows what that meant.
Large dimensions, correct proportions
Visitors to events and festivals know the car. Sietse and Marianne Hansma like to go out with the Cadillac. This Cadillac Eldorado Seville is very beautiful, perhaps the most beautiful Eldorado version of all generations. The design is special, and differs from the second generation and the generation that followed this Eldorado. The pointed wings, the stretched lines that accompany the necessary curves, the balanced chrome, the beautiful interior and the extensive equipment tell what Cadillac stood for in 1958. Despite its enormous dimensions, this hard top Cadillac Eldorado Seville has the right proportions.
Anyone who drives it or lets it be driven will unconsciously enter a fine state of mind. The spring comfort, the beautifully rotating 364,4 ci engine, the rest on board and the high degree of luxury bring you into the right moods. You will lack nothing in this Cadillac Eldorado Seville. It is not without reason that Cadillac made only seven options available. Electric windows, an electric six-way adjustable bench, power steering, power brake, a radio, Saber wire wheels, White Walls, the silky smooth Hydra-Matic, the “3-barrel carburettor” Eldorado engine, front fog lamps, a clock and entry lighting. few of the things that come as standard. And it is special to be in a car of which only 855 are built.
Rare top level in 1958
This was one of the few cars in its time to hit the absolute top level. Big brother Eldorado Brougham rivaled the world's Rolls Royces and Bentley cars and was arguably the most exclusive and one of the most expensive cars in the world. The Cadillac Eldorado Seville is very close in quality, the reportage copy shows a very high build quality. The original purchaser of Sietses' Eldorado Seville abandoned Air-suspension, a standard feature on the Brougham. That is no loss, because this Cadillac already has a surplus of driving comfort. In addition, the air suspension was not free from repair sensitivity.
No more worries after technical revision
Sietse Hansma is very keen to keep his Cadillac up to standard. In fact, he does not have to do much about it, although that is also because after the purchase of the car he was forced to technically update his Cadillac Eldorado Seville. Since then, Sietse and Marianne mainly make a pleasant 2.000 to 3.000 kilometers per year with this beautiful American. An impressive car that explains why Cadillac was one of the top global automotive manufacturers in the XNUMXs. You will understand that it was a joy to write a seven-page report about this literally and figuratively exclusive Cadillac and its owner.
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