The Bay City Motor Company
1124 N Water St
Bay City, MI
Bay City , Michigan
704, that is the total number of these classics that Cadillac produced one by one by hand over two years. The pinnacle of 50s Cadillac engineering and design, these cars cost more than Bentleys or Roll Royce cars of their day. The Brougham included luxury features standard that were revolutionary for their time. This included 6-way power seats with memory, power door locks, power windows (including the vent wing), automatic dimming headlights.
Some of the features were so new that they were prone to issues. In particular, Cadillac recalled all Broughams to replace their problematic air ride suspension the first automotive air-spring suspension offered. The recall replaced the air shocks with a traditional shock and spring system. Nearly all Broughams have been converted, most of them with post-recall hand-made parts. This example is believed to have received the original factory-spec conversion.
This example retains is factory colors and was repainted once. The interior is believed to be original. This is a show driver, nearly a concours example and is the nicest of nearly a dozen Broughams we have seen.
There are some flaws. For example, the replacement exhaust did not incorporate the wrapped steel flex tubing and was not ported through the bumper. We have the parts to correct this and the expertise to perfect this already great car if you seek perfection. As is, we believe this is the nicest example on the market today.
Lest we forget, yes, this Brougham comes with vanities!