Room for twelve….Me, Dawg, and ten hitchhikers.
From the article:
Opened by founder Spencer Penrose in 1918, the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was intended to be one of the finest luxury hotels in the world. In 1937, the facility purchased a fleet of customized Cadillacs to take its guests on sightseeing excursions, and over the years newer and grander versions were introduced. In 1959, the hotel updated its fleet with six new Hess & Eisenhardt-built Cadillac Broadmoor Skyview limousines, and on March 9, the final example constructed heads to auction in Amelia Island.
This is my favorite photo, with the the sky view…what a car.
The Superior-built Broadmoor Skyview coaches rode on a 156-inch-wheelbase heavy-duty commercial chassis, and measured nearly 21 feet in overall length. Power came from Cadillac’s 390-cu.in. overhead-valve V-8, rated at 345-horsepower and mated to a four-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. While six of these coaches, designated with the unfortunate model number 666, were built for the Broadmoor, evidence suggests that two more were assembled by Superior, possibly in anticipation of additional customer sales. The Broadmoor Skyview to be offered in Florida is body number eight, making it the last example constructed.
It’s headed to the Bonhams auction block at Amelia Island soon, estimated to bring in somewhere between $175-$200k.
Shall I buy it? Probably need to build a whole new longer garage for it, but hey, I’ve wanted to do that anyway. This would give me an excuse. The car has a certain EOS quality about it, don’t you agree?