It is not often, and I can’t remember the last time, when collector’s are offered a chance to buy a real died-in-the-wool crime scene! But Barrett-Jackson is offering collector’s (collector’s with a lot of money, albeit) this truly unique circumstance to own not only, possibly, the best survivor 59 Caddy Eldorado in the world, but a Bonified Crime Scene too in their Jan/07 sale.
I can just see Emily Procter, the beautiful blond who plays Calleigh Duquesne on CSI Miami, going over this Caddy with a fine toothcomb. Just that alone would give me reason enough to bid the kids college funds on the Caddy even if it weren’t my favorite car of all time! But even without Emily, it is still one of the most unique cars at the B-J in 2007, so keep an eye on it! I am betting on a guy in South Dakota with a Star Car penchant! But whoever gets it will be a winner in more ways than one!!
Whatever the outcome, the B-J 2007 is stacking up to be a record breaker again, and guys, let’s hope they all pay for their purchases this time. (A little insider’s gossip! One and maybe more classic whales walked on high seven figures bid, my guess is that you heard little or nothing about it!)
Here are the Caddy’s details both automotive and gory. Enjoy!
1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO SEVILLE 2 DOOR HARDTOP
Lot Number: 1014Reserve Type: No ReserveOptions:Engine: 390 Transmission Type: AUTOMATICHorsepower: 345Cylinders: V8Exterior Color: WHITEInterior Color: BLUE
390cid/345hp 3-carb V8 with automatic. The Gagnon Murder Car, the lowest mileage 1959 Cadillac known with 2,240 documented miles. Death car of flamboyant costume jewelry entrepreneur, held 15 years as state's evidence while murderers appealed from death row. Fascinating history and movie material crime story. Actual example of the famous urban legend. Original tires and possibly the only car of this era with original battery and exhaust. Finishes were restored where needed to be museum quality. Ultra low mileage 50's Cadillac’s are extremely rare and this car has only changed hands once in the past 49 years. Equipment includes: cruise control, air suspension with lift, power trunk pulldown, power seats, power windows, vents, and antenna, signal seeking radio, auto leveling, fog lights, 4-speed Hydramatic transmission, power steering and brakes. Of the top of the line Eldorados, only 975 Sevilles were produced, making it the rarest of the tall-finned Cadillacs. In the 50's, Eldorados were the muscle cars with 345 HP large multi-carb high-compression V8's and dual exhaust. The exciting styling of the 50's concept cars culminated in the 1959 Cadillac, an automotive icon regarded by many as the most extravagantly styled production car of all times.
BS Brash Copyright 2006