1957 Cadillac Eldorado with Duramax Diesel

1957 Cadillac Eldorado with Duramax Diesel V8

There were only 400 Cadillac Eldorado Broughams made in 1957. After Drivers Street Rods get done with it there will none like it on the face of the earth. Divers has swapped the original engine for a 6.6L Duramax Diesel V8 which normally produces 300 horsepower and 520 torque. Divers estimates they will increase the power to 1,000 horsepower and 1,500 torque.

1947 Cadillac Eldorado with Duramax Diesel

Engine fitting on 1957 Cadillac Eldorado

Turbos for Duramax Diesel engine

This is what the car looked like when it arrived at Divers Street Rods.

1957 Cadillac Eldorado

Source: Cardomain Blog

6 thoughts on “1957 Cadillac Eldorado with Duramax Diesel

  1. Matt

    Interesting! I’ve been considering starting a similar project after I finish the one I’m on now, but keeping the car more “stock” looking. I’m interested in any info you can provide regarding problems installing the Dmax and getting it to run correctly (parts used or reccomended), which engine (LB7 vs LLY vs LBZ) is best to use regarding tuneability and practicality. I plan to bump up the power some, but in factory form, it would actually do just fine for what I want. Lookin great-keep it up!

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  2. Uncle B

    Post WWII icon! the Caddie was tops! What the Hell happened to America? Now, most Asian manufacturers have models that are better, more widely distributed! America bloomed then went to seed? Adding a DuraMax Diesel is a sign of the times – the post Cheap oil Era, the Past Peak oil days! We will see Tesla and Toyota produce popular hybrids and battery cars in the near future! What happened to the good old days of the merry Oldsmobiles? I miss them dearly. This old Caddie restoration/remake brings tears to my eyes, memories of a better time in America! I had hopes that the Canadian Tar Sands would make the world right again – I was wrong and we go four cylinder, 2000 cc and Hybrid to be followed by battery cars and Nuclear/electric powered electric bullet train networks like in China today! The glory of a car with fake wings just for the sake of beautiful metal sculpture! Those were the days!

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  3. mike

    I have a 1968 Cadillac Calais 2 dr I was thinking about putting a dmax in….any tips or tricks would be great!

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