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.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Roster Update #7

Hi All,

We have one new entry this week. We also have new information about three cars currently on the roster and some more info from the 1956 photo shoot. 

The latest addition to the roster is this car from Wyoming. Triple black with a continental kit, gold sabres wheels and a gold grille. 
Go to the bottom of the Black page to learn more about this car. Click HERE

Body #393, this car is currently Camelot Grey and listed on the "other colors" page but it didn't leave the factory this way. A new picture of the data tag reveals that this car was born Emerald Green(96) with a solid red interior(19) and a green convertible top(5). According to the data book, this was not a recommended color combination. It's safe to say that very few Eldorado's left the factory this way. Here is a picture of the tag,
Click here to go to the "Other colors" page for more pictures and info
Body #841, this car is a custom quad headlight car from Peru. A recent video of the car shows that the car has been restored to its original black finish. The video starts off dark but gets better as it moves along. 

This picture of a Emerald green body has been on the roster from day one. Thanks to a tip from a fellow Biarritz owner residing in Finland, we now know that this picture is from a restoration shop in Sweden. 
Click here to see more pictures of this car on the Emerald Green page (scroll to the bottom). 
The Eldorado photo shoot pictures from last week were very popular. Hemmings picked up on it and made mention of the pictures on their blog Check it out here. I also heard from David Temple author of the GM Motorama book. David was nice enough to share an advertisement from a 1956 Montreal newspaper. It turns out GM used the Eldorado picture to promote the Canadian Motorama in 1956. Have a look,

Also a second color picture of the Eldorado from that photo shoot emerged. This one shows the car color as Emerald Green. The quality of this picture leads me to believe that the car was green and not Bahama blue as shown in the color picture from the Cadillac Database. 
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That's all for now Folks! Thank you for all of the contributions this week. Keep the information coming!!