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1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz VIN:58E034885

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  Lot #S64  (Sale Order: 68 of 153)  
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  • One of just 815 produced
  • 365 cubic inch V8 engine
  • Factory rated 335 horsepower
  • 4 speed automatic transmission
  • Complete factory correct air cleaner and triple-carburetor induction system
  • Blue paint in good condition, started life wearing Code 98, Desert Bronze
  • The white convertible power top works as it should
  • Wide whitewall tires and Sabre spoked wheels complete the exterior appointments
  • The White leather interior is showing in good condition with the typical Biarritz luxury appointments
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes
  • Power windows
  • Factory clock and push button radio
  • Autronic Eye headlight dimmer
  • Runs and drives
In 1952 and 1953 Cadillac toured 2 prototype cars around the country and it marked the first time the name El Dorado was attached to a potential new model. The second prototype car was named the Townsman. Known together as the Golden Anniversary Cadillacs, they were presented to celebrate the division's 50th anniversary. The "El Dorado" name turned out to be the suggestion of Marketing executive Mary Ann Zukowsky. As an in-house competition to name the ultimate Cadillac, the stated the word originated in the Spanish term for "the golden man" or "the gilded one," embodied in the myth of a Colombian tribal king covered in gold dust; it later also referred to the legendary City of Gold for which various explorers in the 1500s feverishly searched South America. With such historical associations, Cadillac's marketing department judged the name worthy of the new model, which it introduced late in the 1953, as a limited-production convertible. Instincts proved right because despite its lofty $7,750 price tag, the Eldorado attracted 532 buyers, including the support of President Dwight D. Eisenhower who rode to his inauguration ceremony in an Alpine White staff convertible. The entire Cadillac line was redesigned for 1957 and, as before, the Eldorado sported its own special styling that included small fins set into a sloping rear deck above circular tail lights. The Eldorado returned little changed for 1958, when the lineup included the Seville two-door hardtop, the Biarritz convertible and the opulent four-door Brougham hardtop.

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This item is part of SG Collector Car Auction - Day 2
 Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 | 9:30 AM  Central
 
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1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz VIN:58E034885
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz VIN:58E034885
Lot number: S64
Seller: Spring Grove Auction Company
Event: SG Collector Car Auction - Day 2
Ends: Saturday, October 19 | 9:30 AM  Central

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