1953 Cadillac Eldorado convertible to lead Rogers Collection sale

A 1953 Cadillac Eldorado convertible is to lead Mecum's sale of the Rogers Collection at Rogers' Classic Car Museum in Las Vegas on February 27-28.

The Eldorado was released in 1953 and sold in small numbers (only 532 were ever made), ensuring that it remains highly sought after today.

Eldorado Mecum
The 1953 Cadillac Eldorado featured in GM's Motorama concept exhibit

No estimate is available for this specimen, but comparable examples sell for between $100,000-200,000.

Jim Rogers was the founder of a media network. His auto museum was a barn on his property containing close to 200 rare cars, which the public could visit by invitation.   

His widow, Beverly Rogers, explained: "He didn't just buy the cars - he knew every little detail about their production.

"He knew how many Oldsmobiles, Buicks, and Cadillacs that had been made from the end of World War II through the '70s, and he could rattle off the particulars of each model.

"When you buy a car from Jim Rogers' collection, you're not just buying a well-made or refurbished automobile, you're buying a piece of American history.

"Take it to heart - enjoy it - and my heartfelt request is that someday you pass it on, and let the next generation understand and appreciate the place of the automobile in American history. That, my friends, will do Jim proud."

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