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Old 05-05-2013, 08:41 AM
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Gonna eliminate the original owner request. I can't find any on-line documentaion to back up the poster I saw with this car listing an owner.
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It's a 1957 Chevrolet " El Morocco"
The Original owner was Chevrolet Motor Company
The next owner was Ruben Allender
The next owner was Milton Berle
The next owner was Milton Berle's gardener, "Jose"
The next owner was "Jose's" bookie " Big Al"
The next owner was who ever shot "Big Al"

I never owned it.

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Old 05-05-2013, 09:03 AM
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You're a whiz at "search", BB.
The one I photographed here had a poster about the Moroccan Royalty having owned it but I didn't come up with any documentation of that. I also didn't find where Milton Berle owned this one either.....where is that on the net ??
It was bought in 09 by a private collector here in MN.

Another pic of the rear bumper area. Quite the conglomeration of parts.



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Old 05-05-2013, 09:49 AM
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You're a whiz at "search", BB.
The one I photographed here had a poster about the Moroccan Royalty having owned it but I didn't come up with any documentation of that. I also didn't find where Milton Berle owned this one either.....where is that on the net ??
It was bought in 09 by a private collector here in MN.

Another pic of the rear bumper area. Quite the conglomeration of parts.



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Didn't need to search this one, knew it. I did have to search Rubens name though. There was a program I saw last year or the year before called " One of a Kind" on Direct TV that showcased the " El Morocco" Ruben Allexander was the person who modified these cars. Wasn't that big a hit because te public didn't want to spent almost $10 grand for a Chevy. He got into a lot of trouble with Chevrolet over these car because of the way he presented them. Chevy wanted to wash their hands of them and wanted nothing to do with them. The Milton Berle connection rings a bell also. Brian reminded me of that part.
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In 1957 and 58 Cadillac introduced the Eldorado Brougham. Beautiful automobile! Stunning! They sold for more than a tandard Rolls-Royce at the time.

Why were they built and what is the most sought after accessory that came with them?

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Bonus question. What did they have in common with 496's question?

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Didn't need to search this one, knew it. I did have to search Rubens name though. There was a program I saw last year or the year before called " One of a Kind" on Direct TV that showcased the " El Morocco" Ruben Allexander was the person who modified these cars. Wasn't that big a hit because te public didn't want to spent almost $10 grand for a Chevy. He got into a lot of trouble with Chevrolet over these car because of the way he presented them. Chevy wanted to wash their hands of them and wanted nothing to do with them. The Milton Berle connection rings a bell also. Brian reminded me of that part.
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BB, are you kidding me, you are joking right? If Milton Berle had anything to do with this car it's news to me, I was just joking.

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Stainless roof panel Air cond. I don't do checks Cash or Gold only.

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Stainless roof panel Air cond. I don't do checks Cash or Gold only.
Air Conditioning was introduced back in the forties. That ain't it.

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BB, are you kidding me, you are joking right? If Milton Berle had anything to do with this car it's news to me, I was just joking.

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Nope that was the story as I remember it. I'll bet you saw the same program.

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This one must have belonged to Dolly Parton..
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Nobody working on this little jem?

In 1957 and 58 Cadillac introduced the Eldorado Brougham. Beautiful automobile! Stunning! They sold for more than a standard Rolls-Royce at the time.

Why were they built and what is the most sought after accessory that came with them?

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Bonus question. What did they have in common with 496's question?

( The prize to this question will be awarded by 496 himself. I would suggest you get in in cash, I've heard rumors about his checks.
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Wasn't the most sought-after accessory the power operated hubcaps?

Or was it the remote-controlled, radar operated cigarette lighter?
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Wasn't the most sought-after accessory the power operated hubcaps?

Or was it the remote-controlled, radar operated cigarette lighter?
Ahh Haaaa! Jocularity!!

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Only 50 produced with Air Cond ,,should be high on list.dont know why because several others were offered with the option.
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Only 50 produced with Air Cond ,,should be high on list.dont know why because several others were offered with the option.
Nope.This is a pretty obscure accessory especially for a American automobile. I'm sure they were offered many times before in U.S. made cars but much earlier than 1957. You'd expect it more in high end European auto but they came standard in the 1957-58 Eldorado Brougham. I would venture to say that when these cars changed hands this accessory would stay with the selling party.

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