1958 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham

The 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham was an exclusive automobile and the 304 examples built accounted for 0.2% of Cadillac's 121,778 total production. It helped the company re-establish itself as 'The Standard of the World.' They were given every conceivable luxury item General Motors could conjure and set a new standard of automotive excellence. Harley Earls styling team contributed many new ideas, including four-door hardtop sedan bodywork with side windows that disappeared completely. There were rear-hinged rear doors, and brushed stainless steel for the roof. In the front were quad headlights that were exclusive to the model and still illegal in most states. The headlights were a first for GM and would later find its way to other GM models. The hand-built cars wore bodywork by Fleetwood, with design cues from Park Avenue and Orleans show cars from 1953 to 1956.

Power-options were numerous, including the trunk lid and rear doors that opened and closed with the push of a button. The doors would lock automatically when the transmission was put in gear. The forged aluminum wheels and a memory front seat were first for a production vehicle.

The elegance, style and exclusivity was expensive, demanding a cost of $13,974, which was twice the cost of the Eldorado Biarritz Convertible and among the most expensive in the world. Cadillac reportedly lost $10,000 on every car built, which was why it was produced for only two years and only 704 total examples were built, with 304 of those in 1958. Changes for the 1958 models were primarily seen on the interior of the car with the door panels now completed in leather as opposed to the metal finish the cars featured in 1957. Exterior changes now included new wheel covers. The car was available in 15 different monotone color combinations in addition to the 44 different trim combinations.

Power was provided by a 365 cubic-inch overhead valve V8 engine which offered 335 horsepower and mated to a four-speed HydraMatic automatic transmission.

Along with the steep price, the end of U.S. production of the Eldorado Brougham was due in large part to the bottle neck the hand-built Fleetwood bodies caused within GM. Beginning in 1959, body production was done by Pininfarina of Turin, Italy.


by Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2019

1958 Vehicle Profiles

1958 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

In 1957, Cadillac introduced the ultimate luxury car, rivaling Rolls-Royce and at a price equal to one, $13,750.00. General Motors made only 750 ElDorado Broughams in 1957 and 1958. They featured pillarless construction (suicide doors), air suspensio....[continue reading]

1958 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

As in 1957, the Eldorado Brougham was Cadillac's costliest model at $13,074, and had its own unique front end styling. This is widely considered as Harley Earl's 'tour de force', featuring a pillarless, brushed aluminum roof, center opening doors a....[continue reading]

1958 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

A standout at custom car shows, this sleek Cadillac was customized by noted craftsman John D'Agostino. To enhance the car's dramatic profile, D'Agostino sectioned the body four inches and fitted an adjustable air suspension system. Legendary custom....[continue reading]

1958 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Hardtop Coupe

Chassis Num: 58P063101

The world was shown the Eldorado Brougham concept vehicle for the first time in 1955 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It was a pillarless low slung vehicle with suicide doors and intricate amenities. A few years later, in 1957, Cadillac offered a road....[continue reading]

1958 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

Engine Num: 58P088156

Harley Earl and his styling team contributed multiple new ideas to the creation of the ultimate Cadillac of the late 1950s. It was given a litany of power accessories, including a trunk lid and rear doors that were operated by a push of a button. The....[continue reading]

1958 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

Chassis Num: 58P021440

Cadillac built the original Eldorado Brougham for just two years, from 1957 to 1958, with 704 examples built. Just 304 of those were built in 1958.....[continue reading]

1958 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

Chassis Num: 58P000610

This Cadillac Eldorado Brougham is one of 304 built for the 1958 model year. It was completed on October 23rd of 1957, wearing body number 402, and received a restoration in the 2000s that included a rebuild of its mechanical systems. The factory air....[continue reading]

Hardtop Sedan
 
Hardtop Sedan
 
 
Hardtop Coupe
Chassis #: 58P063101 
Hardtop Sedan
 
Hardtop Sedan
Chassis #: 58P021440 
Hardtop Sedan
Chassis #: 58P000610 


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$335-$13,074
1958 Series 70 Eldorado Brougham
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1958 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham Base Price : $13,074

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Cadillac
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)163,174
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)160,840
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)138,379
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)142,184
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)121,778
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)121,778
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)146,841
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Meteor (1,408,478)140,777
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)140,777
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)96,680
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)109,651

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