1/25 H1214-149 Revell Cadillac Eldorado Brougham - 'S' Issue
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
First issue hardbox from 1958. Not the common 1996 reissue. Features full interior, molded underside detail, rolling wheels, separately molded side trim and the two figures shown on the box top. Molded in the correct high-gloss black, clear and chrome plate. Chrome plating is in 'near mint' condition. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present. The box has a tape tear on the long lower side from the factory sealing tape. The 1956 Eldorado Brougham four door hardtop (suicide doors) started as a dream car in the GM Motorama and made it to the production floor as the luxury car with "the greatest number of important technological advances ever include din a custom built automobile". The styling was revolutionary at the time. The car sported a large and powerful V-8 engine and air suspension. The interior was simply stunning, with upholstery combinations such as cashmere, nylon and leather in any number of patterns and styles and plenty of chrome trim. In the rear seat, there was a retractable armrest which contained a storage compartment fitted with a vanity, tissue dispenser, cigarette case and a large mirror. All these items, including custom perfume, were designed just for this car. At a price tag of $13,000 few were made but they are valuable classics today.