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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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Arizona Mirages

Hi All,

 In this update it's all about Eldorado Biarritzes and their relation to Arizona. All of them were like a mirage, distant and not able to focus on. Until now of course :)

First up is this absolutely stunning Emerald Green Biarritz from AZ. This car has been on the roster since day one. Actually I had this car listed as two different cars because the pictures I have of this car are from two different areas and over 15 years apart. With the help of the previous owner we sorted the pictures out and updated the roster. We now know that this car is Body #56. The lowest surviving body number on the roster! Here is a picture from it's current home state of AZ.
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You can see more pictures of this great car(body#56) here on the Emerald Green page,
This next Biarritz (body#1584) was brought to my attention over a year ago by a long time enthusiast from Arizona. He told me about this Bahama Blue Biarritz that he use to see around town back in the late 70's or early 80's. He went on to say that the owner worked for a local TV station and that it had air too. The car disappeared and he hasn't seen it or heard of it since then. Fast forward to this week, I get an email from from a long time owner of a Bahama Blue Eldo with air. The owner proceeds to tell me that he worked for a local TV station and has owned this car since 1967 and is still in Arizona!  Hot damn, this 30 year old Arizona story pans out! Man, I love this hobby :) 
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How about another Bahama Blue factory air car? This one is from Oregon, body #1109. I know what you are thinking. What does Oregon have to do with Arizona you ask. Well the owner of this car use to own the Emerald Green car above! This world is getting smaller everyday ain't it? This is another car that has been on the roster from the beginning and the details of this car have eluded me. Turns out the late Stephen Nadon was in contact with the owner and told him about this roster last year. The owner found some time in his busy schedule to contact me and the rest is history. This car is undergoing a rotisserie restoration at the hands of the owner. Here is a picture of the car on the dolly. Updated pictures can be found at the link below this picture, 
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Go to the Bahama Blue page for more pictures and info for both of these cars(body#1584+1109)

Our last car for this update is another elusive car involving Arizona. This Eldorado Biarritz will be auctioned off at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. Of course the only Cadillac on the consignment list without a picture is this car. Described as an Alpine White car with red and white interior, fully restored. I should have some pictures after the auction and will add this car soon after. In the meantime, here is a direct link to the car on the B-J site.

If you have any info about this car please contact me!

As you can see the information provided by owners and enthusiasts is very important to the progress of this roster.
 Please keep the info, pictures and stories coming. They are getting better all of the time! THANK YOU.