You know you have a truly great collector car when there were only 815 made. These cars were luxurious AND they were REALLY expensive when they came out. Costing nearly 50% more than a standard 62 series Cadillac and over TWO AND A HALF times the price of a Chevrolet Impala convertible of the same year, this 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible is a piece of art.
The Eldorado Biarritz and Seville had special colors reserved just for them: Olympic White, Rajah Silver Metallic, Argyle Blue Metallic, Gleneagles Green Metallic and Desert Gold Metallic.
The Eldorado Biarritz was luxury at its finest. Standard features included: Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, power windows, 6-way power front seat, power brakes, signal seeking radio with rear speaker, leather interior, color-keyed carpeting, windshield washers and automatic heating system.
The side view shows you just how different the rear was to other 1958 models in the Cadillac line-up. Distinctive Eldorado features included the ten chevron slashes in front of the rear wheel opening, sculptured beauty panels and the crest medallion on the tips on the tailfins.
The Vermillion Cape Buffalo leather interior contrasts beautifully with the gold exterior. Sitting behind that wheel in 1958 you knew you were driving something really rather special.
Power comes from a 365 cubic inch V8. Eldorado engines used triple two-barrel carburetors boosting the standard engine output of 310 horsepower up to 335 horsepower.
Biarritz models had the ELDORADO name spelled out on the left side of the rear deck along side a V shaped ornament.
The 1958 Eldorado is 223.4″ long with a wheelbase of 129.5″ and is 80″ wide.
Cadillac produced a mere 815 Eldorado Biarritz Convertibles (body style 6267SX) for the 1958 model year priced at $7,500.
This 1958 Eldorado Biarritz is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for more photos)