Eisenhower’s Stunning 1952 Cadillac Shows Up on eBay
The beautiful 1952 Cadillac Series 75 limousine is a car that needs no introduction. It built on the successful 70 platform from the 1930s, and became an iconic design throughout the 1950s and 1960s, before changing its look dramatically in the 1970s, and essentially falling off everyone's radar. The one you see here is up for grabs on eBay, and it's in great condition. Only 83,750 miles are on the odometer, despite being over 50 years old. Even more incredible, this Cadillac in particular was built-to-order for Dwight D. Eisenhower while he was serving as First Supreme Commander of NATO. RELATED: See Photos of the 1955 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood
According to seller, this Cadillac was built by Derham Body Company in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, for display at the 1953 Paris Salon Show in France. It was also a commission for Eisenhower when he was there visiting.
Once he became President, it was shipped back to the U.S. The vehicle's history is supported by a letter found stuffed in the back of the glovebox from Colonel Arnold B. Kessler certifying that the car was built for Eisenhower. It was never an official part of his motorcade, but is believed to have been used as a personal vehicle.
It's in great condition with original chrome components that have slight discoloration at the grille and all the original leather. The carpets have been replaced, but the rest is as it was in Eisenhower's day, inlcuding a cream-white vinyl top. Now's your chance to drive the car that was once driven by a President.
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