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1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz ‘Raindrop’ Prototype, 1 of 2

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Buy Of The Day, 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz ‘Raindrop’ Prototype, 1 of 2

Auctioned on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at RMuctions.
Without Reserve
$400,000 – $600,000

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‘…the only example with a functional top system and special design features, this is arguably one of the most important and historic of all post-war Cadillacs.’

Series 62. 335 bhp, 365 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, four-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, coil-spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf-spring suspension, and four-wheel hydraulically actuated power drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129.5 in.

A one-off GM Design prototype with numerous unique features
Equipped with the fascinating Raindrop prototype top
Reportedly used by Harley Earl during his retirement in Florida
Documented and well-researched
An important landmark in 1950s GM styling


This Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz ‘Raindrop’ Prototype is a very special gem.
Unique features include the laminated body, elimination of most of the body mouldings – both bumpers colour matched to the car, backup lights relocated under the license plate, add to this car’s exclusivity.

The car was reportedly given to GM Styling Director Harley Earl on his retirement and documentation shows Mr Earl driving the car which had the working raindrop system at the time.
The write-up from the auction doesn’t exactly state Mr Earl designed the car, but there are definitely notes in the design which point Mr Earl.

Maybe the styling looks even more incredible now, as it stands out even more amongst today’s ultra-streamlined and aerodynamic vehicles. Style, class and poise were the order of the day when this car was designed and ironically, the design has stood the test of time.
Will vehicles made today look as equally stylish in 50+ years? hmmm…….

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http://rmauctions.com/ac15/the-andrews-collection/lots/1958-cadillac-eldorado-biarritz-raindrop-prototype/1071962
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9 Comments

  1. Stuart Berman

    Stuart Berman

    August 9, 2015 at 3:17 am

    They sure don’t make em like that anymore!!!! 55-72 were the best years for cars and always will be!!!!!

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  2. David Pancake

    David Pancake

    September 5, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Great lines, great style, great luxury.

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  3. Chico Rodriguez

    Chico Rodriguez

    September 16, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Chulada d abron

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  4. Dennis Kearney

    Dennis Kearney

    January 24, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I am truly sorry about anything I ever said about Buicks Cadillac Oldsomible, they had to muscle car’s to carry that body.

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  5. Daniel Gunderson

    Daniel Gunderson

    February 13, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Nice

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  6. Robert Montoya

    Robert Montoya

    July 11, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Is that fat man or little boy?

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  7. Connor B. McMahon

    Connor B. McMahon

    July 11, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Any known to exist?

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  8. Laura Hudson

    Laura Hudson

    July 11, 2016 at 5:25 am

    My ex boyfriend had a white Cadillac with the fins back in 1988. Hardtop though than he sold it.

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  9. David Parker

    David Parker

    July 11, 2016 at 9:45 am

    A Micheal Angelo on wheels. What a gorgeous car this Caddi is. Love these Ol classics of the day.

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