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1957 Eldorado Brougham, a nice one at $119,800

Started by jdemerson, December 23, 2022, 12:13:40 PM

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John Emerson
Middlebury, Vermont
CLC member #26790
1952 Series 6219X


It is impressive that it almost has the original ride height control.

David King (kz78hy)

Quote from: badpoints on December 27, 2022, 02:09:08 PMIt is impressive that it almost has the original ride height control.

I don't see much of the OE air ride there.  The correct compressor is there for show, but missing the hose out the front to a tank that is also missing and some kind of line out the back of the relay heading down to the rear of the engine compartment.  The rear suspension is all kinds of crazy looking to me, not sure how it functions.
David King
CLC 22014  (life)
1958 Eldorado Brougham 615
1959 Eldorado Brougham 56- sold
1960 Eldorado Brougham 83- sold
1998 Deville d'Elegance
1955 Eldorado #277
1964 Studebaker Commander
2012 Volt
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Director and Founder, Eldorado Brougham Chapter
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I am familiar with this brougham and it did indeed (amazingly) have all of its original air suspension until recently 'converted' to modern 'air Lyft' among various other components. This conversion was done prior to  acquisition by the seller Classic Promanade.

 It certainly was not reasonably cost effective or even practical to consider returning it to OEM (extremely problematic) air suspension.

The rear air suspension was just reengineered by a local air suspension specialist shop which interestingly still utilized the original brougham rear trailing arms.

Correct, The OEM compressor was reinstalled just for esthetics. The system has dual high quality AIR LYFT brand electric compressors.