LeMay, America's Car Museum in Tacoma has a new exhibit showcasing Cadillac's innovations through the decades. The 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham featured power seats, power windows, automatic locks, electronic trunk opener, air suspension, color-coordinated ladies compacts, perfume in the console - and a glove-box bar complete with magnetized cups.
All this luxury didn't come cheap.
"It was the most expensive production car [in the world] when it was new," said Renee Crist from LeMay, America's Car Museum. "$13,000, more than a Rolls Royce.”
That's about $120,000 in modern money, not enough to buy a new Rolls Royce today.
Named after a French explorer and the founder of Detroit, Cadillac has offered style, innovation and luxury to well-heeled motorists since 1902.
LeMay's new exhibit, "Cadillac - The Standard of the World" chronicles the automaker's journey through the decades by showing off various noteworthy models.