A 1951 Cadillac limousine owned by former Argentine president Juan Domingo Peron will be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions in England. The car, which was part of a Peron-Eva exhibition at the Eva Peron Museum in Buenos Aires, is privately owned, and was handed over to the auction house. The Cadillac has an estimated value of between 200,000 and 260,000 pounds.
In its web site Silverstone Auctions highlights the car, also used by Eva Peron, has served “faithfully as the official state limousine of the Peron presidency and has been proudly displayed at the Museo Evita for a number of years.”
“The owner has decided the time has come to part with this important treasure and the concourse lawn of Salon Privé where the car will be shown and accompanying Silverstone Auctions sale is the chosen outlet,” they explain.
The car has recently arrived on UK shores and discovered within was a jewel from one of Eva's dresses, which will accompany the sale of the Cadillac.
In its presentation Silverstone Auctions says that the fabulous 1951 Cadillac served faithfully as the official state limousine of the Peron presidency and has been proudly displayed at the Museo Evita for a number of years. There are many images of the President with the car and he and Eva in the rear seats en route to a state function.