1955 Cadillac Broadmoor Skyview

Filed Under (Cadillac) by Station Wagon Finder on 04-11-2012

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.






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