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 11, 2012

Roster Update #8

Hi All,

This week we have two red cars to add to the list. First up is this fine example from Germany. 

and then we have this one coming up for auction this spring in Texas,

We also have an update to a red Eldorado already on the list. This one from Maryland is nearing the end of a chassis off restoration, 
Go to the Mandan Red page for more pictures and info on these cars. Click HERE

Some current roster facts,
  • We are up to 124 Eldorado Biarritz cars representing 17 countries around the world. 
  • A total of 40 Eldorado's are outside of the United States. 
  • Sweden has the most outside of the U.S with 14 cars. 
  • Alpine white is still the most popular color with 28 cars on the list. 
Here's some interesting figures from the past. Check out these old newspaper ad's from back when these were just "cars".  
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This one is from a New York Dealer dated July 25th, 1956. A new low price of $5895 for a brand new Biarritz!

and then we have this air conditioned Eldorado from Schenectady , NY dated September of 1956. 

By July 19th of 1959 the price has dropped to $2695 for a 1956 Eldorado in Yonkers, NY. 

Or you could have waited until October 31st of 1959 and you could have this one on Long Island, NY for $2400. 

June 28th, 1962 you could have this one for $545 !!! Just a used car in 1962! 

That's all for now Folks! Thank you for all of the contributions this week. Keep the information coming!!