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Chuck Berry donates his Cadillac Eldorado to the Smithsonian Museum

By FaezClutchless on 24 Jan 2012

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Rock ‘N Roll legend Chuck Berry is well known for owning a fleet of Cadillacs. During his prime, he did not rely on agents or record labels. Instead he would drive himself to meetings or concerts in his Cadillacs, together with his crew. Practically, he did almost everything by himself and in his own way. He is also known for accepting only cash for his performances.

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Recently, Chuck Berry has donated one of his beloved Cadillac to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum is due to open in 2015. Chuck Berry was initially, reluctant to give away his prized possession but after a visit from one of the museum’s curator, he was persuaded to do so. The legend even shared an ice-cream sandwich with the curator after the deal had gone through.

The car you see here is a 1973 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. According to the museum’s manager, he was really impressed with the car’s immaculate condition. Thanks to Berry’s love and care, the car looks newer than its 38 years. The chrome detailing is exceptionally good and many would know that it is not an easy task to keep chrome surface looking that good.

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One of the rare items found on the car is the hood ornament. It is the factory original item installed way back when the car was first sold and these ornaments alone fetch a good price in the market today. All of these are a testament to the way Chuck Berry kept his cars.

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For those who are not familiar with Chuck Berry, he is an American rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues musician. He is famous for the 1950s track Johnny B. Goode. He stills performs occasionally, especially in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.

Photo credit: Bill Griffith of Smithsonian Museum

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