Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz ‘Raindrop’ Prototype 

  • 1958
  • 335 HP
The engine and transmission were removed and the body was taken off the chassis and cut into two pieces.
He was in search of a motor, but as he perused the “tele-type,” which listed all parts in the junkyards nearby, he came across a 1958 Eldorado motor equipped with air conditioning.

Data points Key details of the Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz ‘Raindrop’ Prototype


Eldorado Biarritz ‘Raindrop’ Prototype
335 HP
987 HP

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However, upon its retirement from the show circuit, as so often happens, the decision was made by G.M. executives that this Biarritz with the prototype Raindrop feature would have to be scrapped.
During the 1958 model year, a total of 815 Biarritz convertibles were produced, and from that number, five were taken off the line and sent to Cadillac's Design Studios where they received special treatment to make them the show cars for Cadillac in 1958.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Cadillac
Type of car Concept car
Year 1958
Highest auction price 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, $137k, November 2010


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Maximum hp 335 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion


Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas

physical dimensions

Wheelbase 129.5 in
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