For Sale: 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham in Torrance, California

Vehicle Description

West Coast Classics are proud to present a rare and stunning mostly all original example of this 1958 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham 365/335HP V8 4 Door Hardtop in a beautiful original 'Deauville Gray' (code 118) color paint with believed to be an original 86K miles and with its all original and very well kept surviving original factory specs 'Light Gray All Wool Mohave Broadcloth over Dark Gray leather with biscuit pattern seats with deep recessed buttons' trim interior, original Dark Gray Karakul pile carpeting with floor mats, original factory signal seeking radio with dual speakers amp; power antenna, cruise control, Autronic-Eye headlight dimmer, power front seat adjustment with memory, power windows, power door locks, dual heating system, air conditioning, automatic starter, automatic trunk release, LH outside rear view mirror, air suspension, forged aluminum wheels with 15" WSW tires, wide angles 'V' in the center of the hood and fully loaded with rare and highly desirable factory specifications and options.1 of only 704 built in total over its 2 year production run; 304 built in 1958 and 400 in 1957.Standard Equipment :There was no optional equipment offeredAir Cleaner, dry pack typeArmrest, center frontArmrest, center rear custom outfittedCadillac Air ConditionerCadillac Power BrakesCadillac Power SterringCigarette Lighters, two front and rearClock, electric drum typeE-Z Eye GlassFog LightsFront Seat Adjuster, 6 Way Power with memory positionsGlove Compartment, custom out fittedHeadlight Dimmer, automaticHeater, frontHeater, under seat rearHydra-Matic TransmissionLicense FramesLights, courtesy or mapLight, glove boxLight, luggage compartmentLights, back-upLights, ash receiversOil filterOutside Mirror, left remote controlParking Brake WarningRadio, TransistorRear View Mirror, 3 way E-Z EyeRemote Trunk ReleaseVisors, translucent plasticWhitewall Tires, low profileWindow Lifts, electric including ventipanesWindshield washerand it's original 365/3335HP V8 engine!There's no better example of GM's styling and engineering prowess than the 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham - drive one like this particular example and you will see why - its hard to believe that this car was built over 64 years ago! In typical fifties fashion the Cadillac's were given an annual facelift. All new quad headlamps and more chrome, including large chrome bumpers with the grille now outstretched to nearly full car length! A unique and classic design that has stood the test of time! The top-of-the-line Eldorado's added lower rear quarter panel stainless trim and another strip of stainless running from the headlamps back to the midpoint of the car. Interiors were more lavish than ever with thickly padded seats amp; side panels and the instrument panel continued in its chrome laden horizontal theme.The Brougham was Cadillac's muscular response to the Lincoln Continental Mark II coupe and was priced much higher in the stratosphere, at an astronomical for its day $13,074! While the Mark II had stressed conservative looks and engineering, the Brougham was radical in every sense! Center opening doors, brushed stainless steel roof, air suspension, quad headlights and Caddy's most powerful and highest horsepower V8 and with a full assortment of high roller accessories and accoutrements including a set of silver tumblers and special lipstick and cologne, as still preserved intact with this particular example and to be sold with the car!!These are a one of kind rare all American classic milestone car boasting advanced engineering and the ultimate in luxury. Many body and component parts like these rare silver tumblers are today virtually impossible to find. The frame was stiffer which allowed Cadillac to lower the car by 3 inches. The 365 V8 had redesigned cylinder heads with higher compression and the car was the highest priced car of its day with good reason - fifties excess had virtually reached its peak with Cadillac boasting bigger cars with more chrome and larger fins than ever before! These cars bristled with the latest in modern appointments and had few rivals in the luxury market with a recession making owning one only for the very privileged elite. As announced in December 1956 and available by March 1957, the Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham was designed as part of the legendary Harley Earls design studio at GM. Arguably both today as then, this is the most beautiful and definitely one of the most sought-after Cadillac ever built, and was Cadillac's strong response to Ford Motor Companys Continental Mark II. The prototype Brougham was a hand-built, true pillarless four-door hardtop that first debuted as a featured show car in the GM Motorama for 1955 and arrived with a big splash. It was far more flashy than the Continental Mark II, but was beautifully styled and trimmer and more compact than regular Cadillacs. It was derived from GM's flamboyant ultra luxurious 1954 Park Avenue and 1955 Eldorado Brougham town cars, featured at GM's nationally held Motorama auto shows.More Americans identified with the Eldorado Brougham than with the understated Continental Mark II partly because the 1950s was the most extravagant auto decade this country has seen and the Brougham was stunning with its brushed-stainless-steel roof, polished-stainless-steel lower rear-quarter panels with full rocker sills and rectangular-shaped side body coves cut into the front and rear doors, with horizontal wind-splits set into each cove. The pillarless four-door design had the rear doors opening toward the rear of the car (suicide style), allowing easy access for back-seat occupants. With all four doors open you could barely see the stub B-pillar.At $13,074, the production Brougham came with every option and power accessory imaginable as standard equipment, including power brakes, power steering, air conditioning, powered memory seat, power windows and venti panes, power door locks, cruise control, automatic headlight dimmer, remote trunk opener/closer, dual passenger heating, rear-seat heater, and standard air suspension, among others. Initially, the Brougham was also planned to have had disc brakes, a Hydra-Matic transaxle, and even fuel injection, but these items would have driven the cost much higher, so Cadillac cancelled them prior to production. The car also came with a glovebox full of vanity items, such as magnetized silver tumblers, tissue and cigarette dispensers, lipstick, and a perfume/cologne atomizer. The Eldorado Brougham sedan was actually a four-door hardtop with no center roof posts carried the stratospheric price of $13,074. A regular Cadillac sedan cost $4,781, and a Chevrolet sedan could be had for $2,048. Only extraordinarily wealthy folks and movie stars thus could afford an Eldorado Brougham. But the car gave Cadillac great publicity and enhanced its reputation for advanced engineering--besides drawing prospective buyers of regular Cadillacs to showrooms. It also gave future Cadillacs with the Eldorado name a reputation for unique styling and engineering advances.In the end the Brougham was offered for just two years and was available in 15 exterior colors and a choice of 45 different interior combinations, which included Mouton, lambskin, or Karakul carpeting. The Brougham was the brand's flagship and was never intended to be a profit earner. This "Eldo" possessed more upscale features than any luxury auto. It carried every conceivable gadget and cost as much as a new suburban tract home. Fat, rich Cadillac reportedly lost $10,000 on each Eldorado Brougham made, but had never really expected it to be profitable.At 5,315 pounds, the Eldorado Brougham was a brute and required Cadillacs largest and most powerful overhead-valve V-8 engine. The V-8,...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
  • Listing ID: CC-1616106
  • Price: $102,500
  • Location:Torrance, California
  • Year:1958
  • Make:Cadillac
  • Model:Eldorado Brougham
  • Exterior Color:Gray
  • Interior Color:Gray-Light
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:86143
  • Stock Number:24754
  • VIN:58P024754
Listed By:
West Coast Classics
1205 Bow Ave
Torrance, CA 90501

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