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Here an article from Hemmings blog about the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham done by Pininfarina.
At first glance, this 1959 Eldorado Brougham Cadillac appears to have early-‘60s fins and a roof from a ‘61 Deville. That’s because this Cadillac is just one of 99 existing Eldorado Brougham’s shipped as a completed chassis from the factory to Italy to receive legendary coachwork by Pininfarina. This was the first time that the Cadillac body was entirely produced and designed in Italy. The result is an exceptionally rare Cadillac that exudes elegant styling ques in its handcrafted body and interior work.
The most notable change is the elimination of the flamboyant bullet fins typically seen on Cadillac models manufactured in 1959. Also note the pillarless hardtop design that allows for an airy cabin. As if more proof is needed, this car is yet another reaffirmation that Pininfarina coachwork was way ahead of its time. The sleek physique and more subtle lines of this 1959 Cadillac’s design mirrors the 1960s trends that shifted away from jet age dreams and toward simplicity. It’s safe to say that Pininfarina’s design on the ‘59 greatly influenced the Cadillac’s future.