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, October 19, 2013

Emerald Green with Envy.

They say that things often come in three's. Well.... how does three Emerald Green Biarritzes suit you?

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New Info: Please refer to the following link for the One Millionth Car,

If you have been following the 1956 Eldorado Biarritz for any length of time, the above picture has just got your undivided attention. This dash belongs to the car pictured below, 

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This car is new to the roster. Body #891 was built on January 31st 1956 and is fully equipped with EZ-eye glass, heat, power trunk and air conditioning. It was sold new in Los Angles and stayed in California until 1991 when it found it's way to New York where it was rescued by the current owner from languishing away outdoors. In regard to the dash plaque with the One Millionth etching. This is perplexing to me because Cadillac records indicate that the one millionth post war Cadillac rolled off the line in late May 1956. This special car was indeed Emerald green and fully equipped just like body #891. If 891 is the car, why build it 4 months before it was time?? Either way, this is a special car. There are only 7 fully loaded Biarritzes on the roster, that's good enough in my book. If anyone reading this has any information regarding this car please contact me. In the meantime, click at the link below for more pics and details about this beauty. 

Next up is Body #1575. This car has been on the roster since the beginning. The car was last seen in Holland back in 2002. It was painted white with a red and white interior. The body number was not known. I was recently contacted by a restoration shop in the Netherlands that informed me that this car is undergoing a full restoration. I also learned that this car left the factory in Emerald green with green and white interior and will be returned to the original color and trim. The built sheet to this car says it was built in April of '56 and shipped to San Francisco.  

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We have new updated pictures of body #187 in Sweden. This one has been on the roster for a while as well but it's always good to get updated pictures, 

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Click here to go to the Emerald Green page to learn and see more pictures about each car discussed above, 



Halloween is coming, be on the lookout for She-Wolves!

Not exactly sure what's going on here but apparently women in Denver were taking advantage of the stellar looks of a 1956 Eldorado Biarritz to attract men :) 

We're up to 156 cars on the roster. Check out the statistics page for the breakdown of cars and options. 
and don't forget, the best place to talk about 50's Eldorados is over on the Mid Century Cadillac Forum.

Thanks again for all of the contributions and support! Please keep all of the info and pictures coming!