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.

1956 Cadillac Brochure

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Exterior-Interior Color Information, Option Codes

Data Tag Information

Example of a fully equipped '56 Eldorado Biarritz.

Since the 1956 Eldorado Biarritz was a well equipped Cadillac to begin with. There can only be 4 accessory codes that show up on a '56 Biarritz data tag. They are as follows,

  • Code P = Plain Glass (no charge)
  • Code E = E-Z eye glass(tinted glass) $42.30
  • Code H = Heater (no charge)
  • Code S = Power Trunk $35.00
  • Code K = Air Conditioning $500.00

Other factory options that were available that did not show up on the data tag, 
  • Autronic Eye $45.00
  • Gold Grille(no charge)
  • Gold Sabre wheels(no charge)

*There is a common misconception that a "Gold package" was offered in 1956. This is not the case.The gold sabre wheels and grille were ordered separately as noted in the salesman data book picture below,

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Dealer accessories available,

  • Radio foot control
  • Driver side spotlight

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Exterior & Interior Color Combinations

Exterior Combinations 

1956 Cadillac Eldorado Interior Combinations Complete with Trim Letter Code Breakdown(in red).

Scans from the 1956 Cadillac Dealer Upholstery Selection Book. Click to Enlarge.  

Interior Leather selections available for the 1956 Eldorado Biarritz. 

Convertible Top Colors & Codes

Thank you to Ralph Messina for sharing these great scans!