Customized Cadillac station wagons were first built in the early 50’s by custom coachbuilders whose clients were often hotels looking for luxurious and spacious transportation for hauling their guests. Hess & Eisenhardt was one of these coachbuilders who built several 1955 Cadillac Skyview wagons for the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.
Using a commercial chassis as a base, the upper sections of the rear side doors and the quarter windows were exclusive. The rear door was a modified hearse door with a modified stock Cadillac door handle. They have a unique 3 piece rear glass which is the same as is used on a hearse. 1955 Broadmoor Skyviews also had special Eldorado wheel openings.
With a package of 3 wagons available out of a reported 6 manufactured there are plenty of parts to pull off a single restoration but Cadillacs of this era are expensive restorations not for the faint of heart.
These Cadillac wagons can be found on Ebay.