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April 23, 2005 Copyright 2005 Ken Leonard

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz - Click on photo for more info

Seal Beach, SoCal

Nikon Coolpix 8700
1/252s f/5.6 at 8.9mm iso50 full exif

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JIM 24-Feb-2012 21:56
jim ratsoy 17-Jul-2010 22:07
l am interested in your cadillac if you are going to sell it. l am 78 years old---not a tire kicker and serious. thanks my cel #604-812-6534
diebuchen 12-Jan-2010 05:35
I am trying to find out the engine color for this car. Is it Royal Blue? Also, do you know the name of the color on your car? I am a modeler, and strive for the most realism I can get. Thanks for your information.
Donny 26-Aug-2009 15:55
how much are you selling it for?
Lee Johnston 16-Jul-2009 13:40
Please share your expertise with me. Ken, and others who know about this beautiful Cady. I'm a researarcher on am auts. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. my email is johnstonl
lDon Hensel 12-Mar-2009 02:45
The entire Cadillac line in 1958 was beautiful, with the three Eldorado models simply constituting the creme de la creme. The 1958 mechanics / drive train were not to be outdone - for that era - either. In my humble opinion the Brougham was arguably one of the most gorgeous automobiles ever put in - admittedly limited - production! Considering the situation with our automotive manufacturing base today, it is of no small comfort to recall that once we really did offer the "Standard of the world."
bill W 19-Jan-2009 22:15
My dad owned a 1955 cad eldo convertable , car had the wonder bar radio, built in metal and rubber grid floor mats, electric eye dimmer mounted on dash, two four barrel carbs, eng rated at 275 horses,truly a spectacular auto .. but the really rare caddy of this era was the 58 eldo biarritz,, have never seen this car ,, never have seen one appear at auction on Barrett or any any survivors exist and what are they worth/?
SUE 26-Dec-2008 05:43
Is this car still for sale? If it is, how much? if not, how much was it? I am looking for this car and have no idea what it would cost to buy?
Benke Sundberg 03-Nov-2008 21:28
What are it for different between one Eldorado and one Eldorado Biarritz 1958 Convertible??Glad to a answer.
Guest 01-Jun-2008 20:44
Paul B. 19-May-2007 16:55
thanks ken you are right. Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Classic. 304 made 191 survivors. Paul
Ken Leonard15-May-2007 18:36

What you saw was not the Biarritz but most likely the Cadillac Brougham. The Brougham was a 4 door model with suicide doors and a stainless steel roof. Not sure of how many were made nor it's current value. I am a photographer not a car salesman.

More on the Brougham here:

Paul B. 15-May-2007 18:22
I have seen a 1958 cadillac biarritz hard top with sucide doors. Is this car rare and do you know if many were made. Where would I find the value and how many were produced?
Rick Johnson 29-Apr-2005 04:03
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. Harley Earl was in his final years as Chief Stylist at GM and it was no closely guarded secret that he had the philosophy that the more chrome, the better. 1958 GM cars dripped with chrome, and Cadillac was no exception. At GM, it was the year of glitz and dazzle, and Cadillac fielded cars that were loaded with both. At the pinnacle of the 1958 Cadillac lineup were the Eldorados. The Eldorado Brougham was a custom limited built four door hardtop with a brushed stainless steel roof and custom crafted interiors and a very lofty price tag of $ 13,074. Only 304 were produced. Then there were the other two Eldorados, the Eldorado Seville and the Eldorado Biarritz.
The Seville was a hardtop coupe and the Biarritz was a convertible. Both sold for $ 7,500. They were produced in similar numbers, 815 Sevilles and 855 Biarritz convertibles. Both rode a 129.5 inch wheelbase and were powered by a 365 cubic inch V-8 with three dual carburetors producing 335 horsepower. Air Conditioning was standard and the new air suspension was optional.

The best way to describe this beautiful Meridian Taupe Eldorado Biarritz in Ken's photographs is to share with you what the 1958 Cadillac Sales Brochure from my collection had to say about this car:

" The Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz for 1958 blends the automotive design of tomorrow with today's finest engineering. Its custom design is distinguished by individual treatment of rear fender panels and single-winged ornaments on fender a broad chromed molding accenting the rear wheel opening....and by dramatic chrome rear panels that curve gracefully into the rounded rear deck. A special high performance engine combines with every known motoring advancement to make each journey an exciting and rewarding experience. Air suspension is, of course, an option at extra cost. Eldorado Biarritz interiors are truly in a class by themselves. they are offered in imported deep grain leathers......"

During the Fifties and Sixties, Cadillac was the number one luxury car built in America. Even in recession year 1958, when Cadillac's production was the lowest since 1954, Cadillac sold more cars than Lincoln and Imperial combined.
Enjoy Ken's excellent photographs of this magnificent motorcar.
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