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, March 17, 2012

Roster Update #9

Hi All,

It's been a little while since the last update. If you haven't checked the roster recently, check out my last two entries to the blog when you can. One is about the '56 Eldorado that was on display in the "New" GM Training Center opened in 1956 and the other is about the 1956 Eldorado trim and top color selections with actual scans from the dealer upholstery book!

We have learned the body numbers to two of the cars already on the roster. A Mandan Red car has been identified as body #1450.

and this Alpine White car on the roster has been spotted at the Boca Raton Concours. Body #2020. Which brings me to the next point. The car show season is starting up in the northern hemisphere. If you see one at a show try and get a few pictures and spread the word about this roster.

This week we have a couple of ad's from 1956 magazines. One you have probably seen before and the other one probably not. 

The Colt Revolver and the Biarritz.  A combination you would probably never see today in an advertisement but in the 50's it worked. 
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This next one is a rarely seen ad from 1956. It's an ad for a plastics company called Enjay. 
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 Here is the text cropped for a better read, 
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 That's all for this update. Thank you for all of the recent contributions. Keep the info coming!