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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Monday, March 5, 2012

GM Technical Center

What car did GM put on display in their brand new Technical center which opened on May 16th, 1956? The 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz of course. 

This particular car was Emerald green in color with gold sabre wheels and a white top. It was put on display with a 1956 Oldsmobile and the latest appliances built by General Motors. Here's a close up of the three, 

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 and here is a close up of the Eldorado,

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Did this car survive? We may never know but if you have an Emerald green Biarritz built immediately before May 16th, 1956. This could be yours. The body number will be somewhere in the 1900 range. So check that built sheet, if your outlet code is "FAC" for factory and you're in the body # range.. it just may be this car!  

If you would like to learn more about the General Motors Technical Center, check out this site from GM Heritage Center http://history.gmheritagecenter.com/wiki/index.php/1956,_GM_Opens_Its_United_States_Technical_Center