September 4th will see the auction of a rare and historical 1951 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Business Sedan at the Sale de Salon Privé by Silverstone Auctions in London. Former Argentinian President Juan Peron and his wife Evita (you might remember their names from the 1996 movie Evita Peron: The True Story starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas) used the Caddy as their limo.
Only 30 of this $5,500 four-door eight-passenger limousine were ever built. A 5.4-liter V8 equipped with a two-barrel carburetor produces 160 horsepower.
Before her life was cut short by cancer in 1952 at the age of 33, Evita was an activist for the working class and human rights in Argentina. Over 3 million people flooded the streets of Buenos Aires for her funeral.
The Cadillac has been displayed at the Museo Evito in Buenos Aires before it was transported to the United Kingdom, where the owner decided that he will part with it at this year’s Salon Prive.
It is estimated that the Cadillac will bring in between £200-260k ($341,560-444,030). With the vehicle will come several photographs of the couple in the vehicle en route to a state function, as well as a jewel found in the car, which is thought to have fallen from one of Evita’s dresses.