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1958 CADILLAC
ELDORADO
Cadillac Index
1958
Cadillac Eldorado For 1958, Cadillac stood more or less pat on a winning hand. Styling changes involved minor sheetmetal reshaping and ornamentation shuffling, and all models acquired the new four-headlamp system, first seen at Cadillac on the Brougham, in line with an industry trend. Eldorado performance was substantially improved with the adoption of three two-barrel carburetors, which boosted output to 335 bhp, 25 bhp up on the single-four-barrel engine used elsewhere in the line. The Brougham's astronomical price was unchanged, but the Seville 40 and Biarritz, which consistently bore identical price tags, rose a startling $762. The timing of such a substantial increase proved to be ill-advised in this deep recession year and sales fell by more than half. The Brougham fared little better, production stopping at a mere 304 units.

1958 Cadillac Eldorado

1958 Cadillac Eldorado

I. D. NUMBERS



1958 Cadillac Eldorado

1958 Cadillac Eldorado

Model NumberBody StyleModelSeatingFactory PriceShipping WeightProduction Total
SERIES 62 ELDORADO SPECIAL
58H-626237SDX2-door Coupe Seville
1958 Cadillac
675004910855
58E-626267SX2-door Biarritz Convertible
1958 Cadillac
675005070815
58-626267SSX2-door Special Eldorado Coupe6--1
SERIES 70 FLEETWOOD ELDORADO BROUGHAM
58P-707059X4-door Hardtop Sedan
1958 Cadillac
613,0745,315304
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1958 Cadillac Eldorado

1958 Cadillac Eldorado

ENGINE


1958 Cadillac Eldorado

1958 Cadillac Eldorado

SERIES 70 FLEETWOOD ELDORADO BROUGHAM

The major change for the Eldorado Brougham was seen inside the car. The interior upper door panels were now finished in leather instead of the metal finish used in 1957. New wheel covers also appeared. Forty-four trim combinations were available, along with fifteen special monotone paint colors. This was the last year for domestic production of the handbuilt Brougham at Cadillac's Detroit factory, as future manufacturing of the special bodies was to be done by Pininfarina of Turin, Italy.

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Series 70

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Series 70

SERIES 70 FLEETWOOD ELDORADO BROUGHAM ENGINE


CHASSIS

ModelWheelbaseOverall LengthFront TreadRear TreadTires
Series 62 58H & 58E (Eldorado)129.5223.4"61"61"8.20 x 15 whitewall
Series 70 (Eldorado)126"216.361"61"8.40 x 15 high-speed thin whitewall


CONVENIENCE ACCESSORIES



HISTORICAL

Five special Eldorado Biarritz convertibles were built with completely automatic top riser mechanisms and metal tonneaus and incorporated humidity sensors which activated the top riser mechanism in case of rain. These cars had four place bucket seating and custom leather interior trims including driveshaft tunnel coverings. The 1958 Eldorado Brougham is a certified Milestone Car.



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