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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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Roster Update #13

Hi All,

We have 2 new additions to the roster along with updated pictures of Body #1606 and a great classic photograph. 

First up is the Alpine White Biarritz from Norway. This one has been in Norway for over 20 years and may be offered for sale soon. So far we only have 2 pictures of the car and no data information but I was told that more info on the car will be available soon.

See another picture of this car at the bottom of the Alpine White page, 

Our second new addition also has limited information. This one was spotted at the Fallbrook Vintage Car Show in southern California in May of 2012. If anyone has more info on this one please contact me. 
See additional pictures at the bottom of the Bahama Blue page 

The owner of car #1606 submitted more pictures of his factory air conditioned Alpine White Biarritz. Of the pictures sent in, this one is my favorite, the body tag....  showing us all four of the "ACC" body options available on a 1956 Biarritz. It has been estimated that only 10% of the Eldorado Biarritzes built(approx. 215 cars) came with air conditioning but even less were built with every option. Have a look at this rare tag showing us every accessory option, EHKS= (E)EZ-eye glass, (H)Heater, (K)A/C, (S)Power trunk, 
See more pictures and info about this car on the Alpine White page, Body #1606

Here's a great period photo that was sent in. This one is from 1956 and shows us the proud  parents of a new baby posing in front of their new 1956 Biarritz finished in Mandan red with a black interior, matching black top and gold sabre wheels. 
Did this car survive?? Click to enlarge

*** Coming soon.. a statistical breakdown page! *** 
The roster has grown enough that a statistics page is now in order. A complete breakdown list of the roster cars by body #, color, options, location is in the works. Stay tuned.  

That's all for this update. Thanks for all of the recent contributions! Please keep the info coming!