7. 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
During the ’50s, Cadillac enjoyed considerable success in the domestic market as well as globally. The reason is that they had no significant competitors. In comparison to the European luxury cars of the period, the Cadillacs were more modern, faster and powerful. And in 1957, Cadillac introduced the Eldorado Brougham to overthrow Rolls-Royce as the ultimate luxury automobile.
It was a hand-built, super luxury model with unique features and technology. Even by today’s standards, this is an extraordinary automobile. The Eldorado Brougham featured a special design, quad headlights and suicide doors. The interior was full of chrome and the finest leather. Buyers could even opt for sheepskin rugs and special seat patterns.
One interesting detail was the stainless steel whiskey glasses drivers could place on a small tray in front of the co-driver. Underneath the sculpted body was brand new air suspension technology and a 6.0-liter V8 engine with 325 HP. The new Eldorado Brougham was an astonishing car, but it cost over $13,000 dollars.
That was more than the Rolls-Royce and almost twice the price of a regular Cadillac Eldorado. For this reason, they only sold 704 cars in the two-year production run. But it remains one of the best Cadillacs they ever built.