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Motostalgia Offers '53 Cadillac

Larry Jewett - October 09, 2013 08:59 AM


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Motostalgia, one of the world’s premier luxury automobile auction companies, announced the addition of a very unique 1953 Cadillac Eldorado at Motostalgia Auction d’Elegance to be held during the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on Saturday, November 16, 2013.
Cadillac manufactured only 532 Eldorados in 1953, which was the first year of production for this iconic American classic. Motostalgia is making history by offering for sale chassis #100. This car was previously unknown to the world market, and with the discovery of this rare automobile, the number of surviving Eldorado’s has increased by one, to 192, out of the 532 originally produced.
This specific 1953 Cadillac Eldorado has a significant history. Purchased new at a Pennsylvania dealership in 1953 by a wealthy Mexican collector, it was exported weeks later to Mexico, where it has resided ever since and was thought to have been lost. This unique offering comes with the original Pennsylvania title along with the original Cadillac Identification Card. It recently won first place at a Concours d’Elegance in Mexico after a four-year restoration. With the white exterior and red interior, this Cadillac couldn’t be any more iconic.
The 1953 Cadillac Eldorado holds the prestigious history of being the same model vehicle chosen by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 20, 1953 for his inaugural parade. Eisenhower, the popular hero of World War II, was driven down Pennsylvania Avenue with his wife Mamie in the most glamorous machine yet seen from postwar Detroit.
The President and the new First Lady rode in the first car off of the production line in 1953. The United States had many serious problems at the time but the President chose to show the finely-crafted union-built car in one of the world’s biggest platforms available, his official inauguration before taking office.
The auction will be held at the Austin Convention Center and will be streamed on the web and participants can bid on-site, by phone or online.  Full color auction catalogs will be available for purchase on-line at