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1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

Amazing Survivor, 52k Miles, Same Owner 43 Years!

$94,800

Harry's Thoughts

This is an incredibly preserved survivor with all original paint, chrome and interior. With a mere 52,000 miles from new and the current owner of 43 years, this Biarritz has wonderful provenance and makes for a terrific cruiser!

THE ESSENTIALS

This is an incredibly preserved original 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz that has had the same loving owner for the past 43 years.  This is a true 52,000 mile survivor with its original Desert Gold Poly paint, original chrome and all original interior.  This runs and drives beautifully and would be amazing to show in any concours Preservation Class.  This is a car you would not want to restore as it is just gorgeous and special as a survivor.

The Biarritz was over $7,400 when new.  Mr. David Garfield bought her in 1979 in Michigan.  She had accumulated a mere 48,000 miles by that time.  Mr. Garfield took great pains to keep the Biarritz original and well preserved.  He had her faithfully serviced and maintained to be a safe driving car and even participated in the Woodward Dream Cruise one year.  Other than normal service and maintenance, Mr. Garfield added a new correct Ivory convertible top and new tires.  She is in incredible condition today, running and driving well and looking great!

The livery is all its original factory paint in the beautiful Desert Bronze Iridescent (Paint Code 98).  This is a gorgeous color that we would describe as a mixture of copper, pink and champagne.  The paint has a beautiful shine and luster as only lacquer can produce.  The paint has small imperfections as one would expect from 64 years and 52,000 miles.  The chrome and stainless trim is overall beautiful, with the bumpers, headlight surrounds and grill looking very nice and certain other trim pieces showing pitting.  We created a video reviewing this in detail.  The Biarritz has the Sabre wheels that are also original and show similar pitting.  These are stunning original optional wheels that look great on the car.  The Ivory power convertible top is newer and in excellent condition today.

The interior is is all original and stunning in its Coronado Copper Metallic Leather and tall pile carpeting (Trim Code 15 with mystery code X).  Again, these are all original.  The leather is very soft and in very nice condition with some seams splitting.  The dash pad and dash are in very nice condition as is the steering wheel, with no cracks or issues.  The radio has been upgraded to a later model Cadillac AM-FM with the original AM radio supplied with the car.  The interior lighting and gauges work well.

The venerable 365 cid V8 delivers 335 hp through the triple two barrel Rochester carburetors (“Tri Power”).  The drivetrain has accumulated 52,000 miles and performs well today.  Over the years, the transmission and carburetors have been rebuilt.  Everything functions well.  The engine compartment had many of the components painted black over the years.

The Hagerty Value is $95,400 for a No. 3 example, which with this being an incredible survivor is an apt assessment.  The NADA Retail Value is $205,000.

For more information and details, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.  The Biarritz is available for viewing at our Phoenix showroom.

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

$94,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
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LOCATION USA
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1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

$94,800

VIN 58E043728
BODY STYLE Convertible
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 52,500
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Copper Metalic Leather
EXT COLOR Desert Gold Poly
YEAR 1958
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 933

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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