We have featured a number of rare Cadillacs over the past few years, but this 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham might be one of the more interesting and desirable ones we have ever featured. Reader Jim S came across this rare and desirable Caddy garage find here on eBay and we want to thank him for letting us know about it.
When Cadillac introduced the Eldorado Brougham in 1957, it was one of the most luxurious cars on the market. Each was hand built in their Detroit factory to customer specifications. Cadillac offered numerous options, including some very cutting edge ones for their time. Some of the more interesting features include power seats with automatic position memory, a stainless steel roof, forged aluminum wheels, and an air ride suspension.
To move all these luxury features down the road, Cadillac shoved their 365 cui V8 under the hood. This V8 was rated at 335 hp and put out 405 pound of torque. This Caddy isn't the fastest machine on the road, but it will get you to your destination in style and comfort. The seller claims this one was parked in the same garage for the past 37 years and is original and unrestored. We would assume that means this is the original engine, but they don't state whether it is or not, or if it even runs.
The Brougham is very luxurious inside and this one looks to be in nice shape. Cadillac offered every option imaginable and most came loaded with features, including over 40 interior and trim options. When new, the base Eldorado Brougham cost almost $14,000 to purchase, but actually cost Cadillac $25,000 to build. The seller didn't list any of the options this one has in their listing, but it shouldn't be too hard to find out.
Early Eldorado Broughams are extremely sought after and clean examples can fetch as much as $150,000. I'm not sure what this one will end up going for, but without knowing more about its condition and history, it's hard to tell what it's really worth. If anyone is in the Billings, Montana area, stop by and check this one out. Be sure to look to see if the original air suspension is still there and working.