1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

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The Spectacular Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

In the two years since the Eldorado was first introduced by Cadillac, it has won itself a unique place in the hearts of motorist everywhere. Though the Eldorado name originally designated only the convertible model, it will include for 1956 both an open and closed car. The first of these- the spectacular Biarritz- is a true achievement in advanced design and engineering. Its high-sweeping fender lines... its beautiful grille and rear bumper assembly ... its unique "disappearing top" ... its special "Sabre - Spoke" wheels ... its special hood ornament ... its chrome ribbed saddle molding ... and it's many special color options ... give it a beauty all its own. To add still greater glamour, the Biarritz is available with gold wheels and a gold grille. And the Biarritz is powered by a special 305- h.p. Cadillac engine, and offers Cadillac's most advanced features of engineering throughout. In every way, it is a true masterpiece of Cadillac craftsmanship.

1956 Cadillac Brochure


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Lou
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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Fun Facts #4 & Roster Update

Hi All,
The lowest mileage Eldorado Biarritz to date has been added to the roster. This original example has only 23,700 miles on it since new.  

See more pictures and read about the history of this car here on the Alpine White page. Click HERE and scroll down 3/4's of the page to view. 

Meanwhile another Alpine White car which has been on the roster since day one has now been identified with a body number, BDY #1531. I had this one listed as from Austria and sold to buyer in Sweden when in fact it was sold to it's new owner in the Czech Republic. Here's a picture of the car in it's new homeland,
  Click HERE and go to BDY #1531 to learn more about this car. 

The owner of this Mountain Laurel Eldorado (BDY # 876) sent in this great picture of her and two famous passengers all set to go for a ride. 

Fun Facts, 
  • We have our first sequential surviving body numbers, BDY #1531 finished in Alpine white and BDY #1532 finished in Mandan red. 
  • Cadillac built 1408 Eldorado Biarritz cars between January 3rd and June 1st of 1956. That accounts for 2/3's of the total production within that 5 month period. A total of 631 cars were built prior to January 3rd and only 111 cars were build after June 1st to finish out the build. 
That's all for now Folks! A big thank you for all of the contributions this week. Please keep the info coming!!!