This is the only 1959 Cadillac that still has the original complete exhaust system that it rolled off the assembly line with. The Gagnon Murder Car's original "flex-pipe" and asbestos covering on the front header pipes makes it clear that the majority of 1959 Cadillac Eldorado restorations lack authenticity. The unparalleled originality of this singular car makes it a unique resource and documents many interesting production details. For example, the white stripes on the muffler hangers show that the GM suppliers used tire carcasses for these rubber pieces.
The original carpeting also points to how special this particular car is. Regardless of how expensive the restoration of a 1959 Cadillac, the original composition and depth of the carpeting cannot be duplicated today. Restored 1959 Cadillacs have short loop, shiny nylon blend carpeting because nothing close to the original material exists.
All five tires are the original factory equipped tires; all have full tread. The White Seville is also the only fifties Cadillac, and perhaps the only car of this vintage in the world, that has the original battery installed at the factory.
Check out "The Gagnon Murder Story" to find the amazing story of the events that caused this car to be preserved through time.