1 of 5: 1969 Cadillac DeVille

Filed Under (Cadillac) by Station Wagon Finder on 01-27-2017

This 1969 Cadillac DeVille station wagon is just 1 of  5 commissioned by Cadillac that year to be used at the Indianapolis 500 with the purpose of transporting VIP’s and corporate sponsors to and from the race. While Cadillac over the years would commission Hess & Eisenhardt and other coach builders, to produce low numbers of specialty station wagons and hearses, the makers of the Indy 500 Cadillac station wagons remains a mystery.

While production hardtop wagons hadn’t been seen in several years ending with Chrysler in the mid sixties it’s nice to see one last view of how clean a long roof is as a hardtop. The five Cadillac wagons ended up being sold through a Dallas car dealer and this one ended up servicing a cemetery in California.

Restored in 1998, the Cadillac had a complete mechanical restoration and was refinished in British Racing Green. Perhaps the most notable change was the interior which was trimmed in simulated alligator leather and looks absolutely fitting for a Cadillac of this era. You can find this Cadillac on Ebay in St. Louis, Missouri.

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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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