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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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Eldo Body 889 and Eldo Soda Bar!

Hi All,

In this update we have 2 new additions to the roster, coincidently both happen to be Mountain Laurel examples.

First up is this original Eldorado Biarritz, body #889 from right here in the states. This car is awaiting a full restoration
Learn more about it here http://1956eldorado.blogspot.com/p/mountain-laurel.html
OK, this one may not be easy to swallow. It's a 1956 Biarritz that was cut in half and turned into a soda bar. It is currently for sale on Hemmings. 
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The seller says that he bought the car/bar this way about 20 years ago. He did have an idea that this car may have been a Biarritz but never researched it. I asked him to see if the car still had a body tag on the firewall and to my surprise it was still there! The tag sadly confirms it. This car started out as a 1956 Eldorado Biarritz!  Body # 1823, originally painted in code 95 Bahama blue with a code 12 blue and white interior! Accessories were EZ-eye glass, heater and power trunk. The big question..... WHY???? We may never know, the current owner doesn't know why this was done. It can't be changed back thats for sure. 

After some consideration, I have decided not to pursue purchasing it (my wife said no). If you want what has to be the most unique and rarest Cadillac bar in the world here is your chance. Check it out on Hemmings. http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2012/11/10/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1956-cadillac-soda-bar/

Last but not least is this great old picture from a 1956 Cadillac auto show display. Of course the star of the show was a 1956 Eldorado Biarritz. Enjoy!

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