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1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

64k Miles, California Car, Gorgeous Color Combination!

$109,800

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We have known this Biarritz for the past 11 years. It is a California car that is perfect for tours, shows or as a classic driver. The 1958 Biarritz looks like a show car, with fantastic syling!

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SOLD to Texas!!  This is a gorgeous 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz that was a long-time rust-free California car that is in one of the most stunning color combinations. This is a Biarritz that we helped the present owner acquire over a decade ago in California.  It was a very nice example that had been well maintained cosmetically and mechanically.  Today, it presents beautifully as a wonderful touring example and one that can be shown at local and regional events.

This Cadillac was owned by Mr. Ronald Zappardino in La Jolla, California from 1985 until July 15th, 2013.  By 2013, the Biarritz had accumulated a mere 61,888 miles from new.  In 2013, we assisted our existing client, Michael Goh of Malaysia, with acquiring the Cadillac.  Before transporting it, Mr. Goh invested approximately $30,000 with Cadillac specialist Frank Nicodemus in New York.  He added it to his collection of American 1950’s luxury cars and enjoyed them for the past 10 to 15 years.  Before sending it back to us to sell, he rebuilt the suspension, replaced the red leather interior and had it repainted.  The Cadillac now has 64,289 miles.

The livery is in its original Black.  The paint quality is good and is very acceptable for local and regional shows but not up to concours standards.  The shine is beautiful with terrific luster, but there is some orange peeling, and the paint prep was just good.  Most of the chrome and stainless-steel trim is in beautiful condition.  Certain items, such as the door handles, are original and in good condition.  The bumpers and most of the other larger pieces have been refinished and look great.  The front grill and the rear trim pieces have been repainted rather than replated but look correct unless closely inspected.  The wide white walled radial tires look terrific with the gold-plated Saber wheels.  The black painted parade top cover is in excellent condition.

The livery is as per its original specification in Red Leather.  The leather is all new and looks and feels great.  The door panels, dashboard and steering wheel have not been restored and are in very nice original condition.  The dash pad appears to have been replaced at some point and looks nice.  Importantly, the steering wheel is in very nice condition which on this vintage Cadillac conveys much related to how it has been kept by its previous owners.  The carpeting appears to have been replaced at one point with correct material and is in good condition.

The engine compartment has been detailed and the original 365 cid V8 engine has been updated to a single four-barrel carburetor, replacing the three two barrels that the Eldorados were delivered with when new.  The valve covers and air cleaner housings are painted black rather than the original gold and the bat wing has been replaced with a Series 62 air cleaner housing.  The coolant has been upgraded to the Evans coolant and axillary cooling fans have been added, both excellent additions for touring.  All of the major suspension components and shocks have been replaced in the last year, making the driving experience wonderful.  Front and rear seatbelts have also been added.

We have this priced well.  The Hagerty No. 2 value is $124,000 and the No. 3 value is $75,900.  We believe this is a No. 2 minus condition.  See the Hagerty Value Here: 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz | Hagerty Valuation Tools

For more information and details, call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com.  See our 140 photos and three videos on our website to learn more.  This Biarritz is available for viewing at our Phoenix showroom.  We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide.  We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

$109,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
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1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

$109,800

VIN 58E027504
BODY STYLE Convertible
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 64,300
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Red Leather
EXT COLOR Black
YEAR 1958
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 607

Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

Cadillac renamed the Eldorado Convertible the Biarritz to differentiate it from the new Seville 2-door hardtop coupe introduced in 1956. For 1958, Eldorados, along with all Cadillacs, received an annual facelift, complete with the new quad headlamp setup appearing on virtually all makes for the model year. Bumpers were revised and the rubber ‘Dagmars’ were…
Cadillac renamed the Eldorado Convertible the Biarritz to differentiate it from the new Seville 2-door hardtop coupe introduced in 1956. For 1958, Eldorados, along with all Cadillacs, received an annual facelift, complete with the new quad headlamp setup appearing on virtually all makes for the model year. Bumpers were revised and the rubber ‘Dagmars’ were less pronounced and set lower against the parking lamps. The grille was stretched nearly full-width and made up of dozens of round points. Eldorados received a strip of stainless-steel running from the headlight trim rings back to the midpoint of the car along with lower rear quarter panels covered in stainless steel. Standard on Eldorado was Cadillac’s 335 bhp 365-cu. in. V-8 engine equipped with three Rochester two-barrel carburettors and backed by a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. General Motors celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 1958 and Cadillac built its two-millionth car. Just 815 Eldorado Biarritz Convertibles at a cost of $7,410 (before options) were built during the year, adding to their desirability today among collectors.

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