12 concept cars that became real
Design studies are usually watered down for production. But some snuck through the net
Posted: 29 Apr 2014
Cadillac Eldorado concept
Like skyscrapers and country clubs, Cadillacs were the visual vernacular of post-war American decadence. And from 1953 the Eldorado was the manufacturer's finest offering.
The concept that previewed it was the El Dorado (Spanish for ‘the gilded one') Golden Anniversary - a convertible that celebrated half a century of Caddy's shiny massiveness with a 5.4-litre V8, much chrome, and paint that incorporated crushed fish scales for its pearlescence. And for it to reach production, GM changed... nothing.