“World’s Most Beautiful Cadillac”
Elvis owned over 200 Cadillacs in his lifetime, many of which were gifts. He had a great love for Cadillacs. Elvis and Cadillac were almost synonymous — when you thought of Elvis, you thought Cadillac, and vice versa.
We have chosen the 1959 Eldorado Seville Cabriolet for two reasons: it is the #1 Collector’s Cadillac in the world and it is associated with Elvis in 1959, when ducktail hairstyles, white suede shoes and peg pants were in fashion. The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Cabriolet was the most EXPENSIVE American-made car in the United States at the time.
Only 975 ’59 Eldorados were produced at a then-staggering price.
This will be the ONLY 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Seville in the world. We designed a convertible Seville (only ONE in existence) and decided to make it a “Cabriolet” with a 3-position top…all up, all down, or 3/4 Cabriolet roof. Kustom bodywork included a 3″ chopped top, cockpit shortened 18″ with kustom scoops above the rear seating area, chrome bullet grille, etc. and a period perfect air ride suspension.
This stunning car consists of over 100 carats of pavé diamonds and crystals and 10 carats of amethyst stone set in solid silver custom cast Cadillac crests all inlaid in metal on this “Elvis” tribute Cadillac.
Hand-cut and hand-shaped out of solid bronze metal were 2 Landau irons on either side of the cabriolet top, which are then set with solid 14 carat gold Signature D’Agostino crests, surrounded by diamonds and amethyst stones.
John D’Agostino has designed 3 tributes to famous movie stars of our era — Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe and now Elvis, this being the 3rd of a trilogy and also being the most expensive and elaborate ever being designed to date.
There is over 19 feet of lush diamond dust, pearl lavender paint and diamond-studded jeweled automotive art on this kustom.
Dual crystal ash trays and a princess telephone are some of the accents designed into the gorgeous kustom-dyed pearl lavender leather. This true masterpiece and work of art features kustom-dyed brocade cloth inserts with silver mica thread woven throughout.
The engine is an original 1959 390 cubic inch Eldorado with 345 horsepower and tri-power six pack carbs restored to original Cadillac specs.
See “Elvis” at many auto shows throughout the USA in 2006 and then at an extensive European and Australian tour in 2007.
NEWSFLASH!!! “Elvis” was impressive at Barrett-Jackson 2007. This John D’Agostino 1st Signature Series Kustom could be available to a very selective buyer. Contact us if interested!!!
“Elvis” can be seen at its 1st European tour (Custom Motor Show in April 6 through 9, 2007, in Jönköping, Sweden). “Elvis” is now on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles as of August 2007 through June 2008.
“Elvis” will be in Europe for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!!!
NEWSFLASH!!! “Elvis” is to be auctioned at RM Auctions in Monterey, California, on Friday, August 15, 2008, Lot 257.
OWNER/DESIGNER: JOHN D’AGOSTINO
CO-DESIGNER: WOODROE PARKER
COACHBUILDER: AIELLO CUSTOMS
KUSTOM PAINTER: ART HIMSL
KUSTOM INTERIOR: DIVINE’S CUSTOM INTERIOR
CHROME: SHERM’S CUSTOM PLATING
TIRES: COKER TIRES
WHEELS: SIGNATURE D’AGOSTINO WIRE WHEELS