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Red Cadillac Eldorado owned by Chuck Berry

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Topic
African American
Identity
Musicians
Rock and roll (Music)
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Created by
General Motors Corporation, founded 1908
Owned by
Berry, Chuck, American, 1926 - 2017
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donation of Charles E. Berry
Medium
steel, chrome, glass, rubber, plastic
Dimensions
Overall with Weight: 53 x 83 x 236 in., 5400 lb. (134.6 x 210.8 x 599.4 cm, 2449.4 kg)
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Classification
Transportation Vehicles
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Date
1973
Caption
The car is part of Berry’s personal fleet of Cadillacs and was driven during the filming of Hail! Hail! Rock ’n’ Roll, a 1987 documentary that chronicles two 1986 concerts.
Type
convertibles
Object number
2011.137.1