For Sale: 1958 Cadillac Eldorado in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible - 365ci V8 - Automatic Transmission - 53k Miles - White Over White and Red Interior - 1 of 815 Built (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 230 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: GKM.com) So the lady or gentleman who plunked down big bucks for a new Biarritz was most certainly well-heeled and knew exactly what he or she wanted: luxury, prestige, and fine open-air motoring. �€" Hagerty, September 2021 Hemmings gives more background on the Eldorado Biarritz: In one of the postwar auto industry's most fabled years for styling and layered-on luxury, Cadillac produced this extraordinarily limited convertible. With a list price of $7,500 when new, the 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible was one of America's most expensive new cars, which helps to explain why only 815 examples were ever produced. All 1958 Cadillacs received the division's 365-cu.in. V-8, but the Eldorado Biarritz's engine received its fuel from triple Rochester two-barrel carburetors. With hydraulic valve lifters and a compression ratio of 10:25:1, the Tri-Power engine produced 335 horsepower. Offered here is a survivor 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible in white over red-and-white under a white fabric convertible top. Showing 53,105 miles on its odometer, the car would have traveled fewer than 850 miles per-year on average since new. The combination of the model's rarity, this car's striking color combination, and the evidence of great care given it throughout its 60 years makes this a truly unique ownership opportunity. The Eldorado Biarritz is a visual delight, inside and out. There are so many clever and well-executed design elements as to almost make anything short of a book-length description of the car inadequate. The car's white exterior paint has held up very well; the finish retains excellent gloss and smoothness across the entire body. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The chrome body features-including the impressive front grille with dagmars, bespoke Biarritz trim behind the rear-tire opening (visually flowing into the rear bumper), delicate edges of the fins, body-side embellishments, split-rear-bumpers (with backup lights incorporated) and more-have all been well-maintained with high shine and minimal patina. (There is no bad angle from which to gaze on the car.) All proper factory badging is in place, including the Cadillac crest with V on the hood, Cadillac crests on both fins, and gold Eldorado lettering on the trunk lid. The wrap-around windshield, all cabin glass, and all lighting lenses-not least of all the delicate taillights and quad headlights-are clear and free of cracks. Original 15-inch wheels with full chrome wheel covers bearing the Cadillac-crest logo are mounted with period-correct 820-series wide-whitewall tires, with a BFGoodrich® Silvertown spare in the gray-carpeted trunk. The interior adds yet more flair. Red-and-white leather in a vertically pleated design adorns the seating surfaces; these surfaces have been properly cared for and show only expected light creasing. The folding, split-front bench seat with center armrest and rear bench seat with radio speaker made for a special cabin ambiance. Red carpeting covers the cabin floors, and door panels are an impressive combination of vertically pleated red trim, white leather, and chrome trim embossed with Biarritz identification; the entire door panel is a perfect example of the enthusiastic, optimistic 1958 design ethic. Focal® speakers have been incorporate

Vehicle Details

  • 1958 Cadillac Eldorado
  • Listing ID: CC-1581449
  • Price: $148,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1958
  • Make:Cadillac
  • Model:Eldorado
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:White & Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:53105
  • Stock Number:22KCC38
  • VIN:58E023579

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420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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