TheBrougham’s astronomical price was unchanged, but the timing of such a price proved to be ill-advised in this deep recession year. Sales production was a mere 304 units.
The major change for the Eldorado Brougham was seen inside the car. The interior upper door panels were now finished in leather instead of the metal finish used in 1957. New wheel covers also appeared. Forty-four trim combinations were available, along with fifteen special monotone paint colors. This was the last year for domestic production of the handbuilt Brougham at Cadillac’s Detroit factory, as future manufacturing of the special bodies was to be done by Pininfarina of Turin, Italy.
I. D. NUMBERS
Serial numbers now used a three symbol prefix
The first pair of numerical symbols “58” designated model year
A one-letter alphabetical code (included as part of model number in charts below) indicated model and series
Each prefix was followed by the consecutive unit number which started at 000001 and up
The serial number was located at the front of the lefthand frame side bar
Motor serial numbers again matched and were found on the center lefthand side of the block above the oil pan
4-door Hardtop Sedan
NOTES: The symbol “X” after Body Style Number indicates power windows and seat standard.