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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

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  • Member since
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  • From: Close to Chicago
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, July 17, 2020 2:10 PM

Has there ever been a model kit of the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham? This was one of the most beautiful cars ever designed (IMHO). The proportions are perfect, the tail fins look good and the attention to the smallest detail is amazing (look at the thin chrome trim that is located above the bumper).

 

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    May 2005
  • From: Central U.K.
Posted by hayes on Friday, July 17, 2020 4:28 PM

Revell did a kit of the '57 Brougham in 1/25th. scale, it has been re-issued over the years & the breakdown of the parts shows its age. It is a kerb-side model & has steel rod axles. Also, Gunze Sangyo do a 1/32nd scale kit.

Look on eBay you should find one there - search toys & games>modelkits>Revell 1957 Cadillac - they aren't cheap though.

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Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, July 17, 2020 5:22 PM

Yeah, the Revell kit is not really a project for the faint of heart.

But I have seen some pretty good built examples.

Nothing that I think I would spend my time on though.

 

 

 

Steve

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, July 17, 2020 7:15 PM

I just looked at the instructions for this kit. The body is in two parts, that means that there is a seam along the side of the body. The hood is molded closed. There is no engine.  However, there are two human figures. They look like they are dressed for the Prom.

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  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, July 17, 2020 7:30 PM

Here is a really interesting story behind this kit, 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. I can't imagine why Revell went through all this trouble to make this kit.

https://hotrodbunny.com/the-history-of-the-revell-57-cadillac-eldorado-brougham-model-kit/

  • Member since
    December 2019
  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Posted by Metalbender on Sunday, July 19, 2020 1:59 PM

Hi Johnny;

      Listen: I took My Cadillac Eldorado Brougham and did the following.( No, I don't have pictures.) So listen up ! I cut the Chassis away completely. I recut and saved the bottom parts that were important. I use a modified frame from the AMT Buick electra kit! 

  That way I was able to put an Engine and Trunk in it. I am still studying on how to mount the doors. remember this car, like the 60s Lincolns had Suicide back doors! The chassis front is from the Buick with a Caddy Mill from a rod kit. De-tuned it and it's ready to drop in. 

     Yes, it's a long job, But I always wanted to see how far one could go with this kit. The Figures are not that important to me so they are not even thought about except as test mules for my figure painting.

      The wheels are the custom Wires from the 68 Buick Riviera kit by AMT. The Tires are the Medium white walls from the 53 Ford kit -Lindberg! The top is foil chrome that I made so it's not shiny, but looks like stainless. Foil dull side out!

  Having grown up around Caddy and Buick owners I will say this.This Car was without a doubt the prettiest set of four door wheels anywhere at the time. Surprisingly it handled better than it looked as well!

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