1953 Eldorado* 532 built- 192 known to exist as of 2012 = 36%
1956 Biarritz 2150 built- 162 known to exist as of 2014 = 7.5%
1957 Brougham* 400 built- 278 known to exist as of 2012 = 68%
1958 Brougham* 304 built- 203 known to exist as of 2014 = 67%
1959 Biarritz- 1320 built- 400+ known to exist as of 2012= 30%
1959 Brougham* 99 built- 43 known to exist as of 2012 = 43%
1960 Brougham* 101 built- 54 known to exist as of 2012 = 54%
*Stats from Cadillac Database
As you can see the 1956 Eldorado Biarritz currently has the lowest survival rate. Even if we were to uncover another 200 cars, the '56 would still maintain the lowest survival rate based on cars built per model year. And when it comes to total cars still in existence, 1956 Eldorados are certainly in rarified air at the current count of 162 automobiles. Time will tell how many more are out there, my guess would be about another 100 cars at the most. The junk yards took the majority of them, I'm afraid.
Boy, that was depressing. Lets get to the cars!
Here's one that sold quietly at auction this summer in South Dakota for $55,000. It looks to be a nice driver and complete. Body number not known at this time.
More pics and info about this car at the bottom of the Emerald Green page,http://1956eldorado.blogspot.com/p/emerald-green.html
The second car added to roster in this update is Body number 1539. This triple black beauty is the result of a recently completed 7 year rotisserie restoration.
See more pics and info about this Eldorado on the Black page of the roster,
In our last update we were introduced to this project car with factory air conditioning,
the owner of this car has just acquired the built sheet for this Eldorado and shared it with me. The body number is now confirmed as #282. It is also confirmed to be a fully optioned, factory air Emerald Green Biarritz complete with gold grille and wheels. It was shipped to Los Angeles with a build date of November 23, 1955. Restoration is now underway :)