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 22, 2014

Two New Additions and One has Factory A/C.

Hi All, 

This update is full of Biarritz goodness. Enjoy!

We have two new additions to the roster. Both were listed for sale on Ebay recently. 

First up is body #1961. The body is rusty and the engine won't turn but there is something about her that says "Save Me!" 

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Next up is this factory air conditioned Biarritz that also turned up on Ebay. It's a major project car with a great head start. The body is rust free. I'm happy to report that a friend of mine is now the owner of this Eldorado and the car will call Wisconsin home. Don't let the red paint fool you. This car was originally Emerald green and will be restored to the original color. 

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Some updates on current roster cars

The restoration of Body #1079 has begun "Down Under". This Alpine White Biarritz will receive a body off rebuild. 

On a cruise in Switzerland with a Eldorado Biarritz! Body #1672 took part in the 30th anniversary celebration of the Cadillac Club of Switzerland. Next year this club will host the CLC Grand European.
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Here is a trio of pictures that just scream 1950's Americana. The All American Indian Days Parade was held annually in Sheridan Wyoming from 1953 to 1985. It doesn't get much better than this. Parades and Eldorado's galore! :)

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1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz in Mountain Laurel. Picture taken in 1957. 
1955 Eldorado. Picture taken in 1956 
1954 Eldorado. Picture taken in 1955.  
We'll finish this update with another great period picture. 
The Eldorado of Elvis parked behind Graceland late fall 1957. 

 That's all folks. Once again, thank you for all of the contributions to this roster.