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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Alpine White

Alpine White Code 90
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Body #437, Trim #10, Top #2 , ACC-EHS.  In family since early 90's. California 2016

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Body #632, Trim #18, Top #2, ACC-EHS. Rotisserie restoration , 3 owner car. Built on Jan 3rd, 1956. Sold new at Schnorr Motor Co. in Spencer, Iowa on Jan 13th, 1956. In 1961 sold to 2nd owner in Omaha, NE, then to current owner in NY in 2008.
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Body # 721, Trim #13, Top #1, ACC- EH, Same owner for many years. Owner loves to drive this Eldorado everywhere. With the exception of the added on A/C this car is in original condition. Rhode Island 2014.

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BDY # 747, Trim #18V, Top #1, ACC-EHS. Offered for $52,500 in Hemmings 2016. Located in Texas. Needs restoration.  

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BDY #784, Trim #18,  Top #1, ACC- EH. Offered of sale by a dealer in California for $92,500. Dec 2015. More info here http://www.vaultcars.com/1956-cadillac-eldorado-biarritz-convertible

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BDY# 1079, Trim #10, Top # 2. ACC- EHS, Gold grille and wheels. Sold by Ray's Classics to new home in Australia, 2010. Currently waiting  to be restored.
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BDY# 1081, Trim# 18V, Top #1, ACC- EHS part of a collection of Cadillacs in Sweden. 2012

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BDY #1265, Trim #18V, Top #1, ACC- EHKS. Added to the roster 8/2016. Located in NC and owner writes....The body is pretty good, some surface rust but intact. I've had the motor and transmission(both original) rebuilt. It is my long term project to have it restored. I inherited it from my Grandfather who acquired it sometime in the late 50s/early 60s. 8/2016

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Body # 1287, Trim #10, Top #2, ACC- EHS.  Gold Grille and wheels.  
The owner writes: I purchased it when I was just a kid in August 1987 from the floor of a car museum attached to a motorcycle dealer in downstate Illinois.  No roof...dried out interior...flat tires...wouldn't run.  The good news is that it's currently undergoing a body-off-frame restoration.  Here are a few pictures taken last year...it's further along now.  

Illinois, 2014.
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  BDY #1531, Trim #10, Top # 2, ACC-EHS. Originally from Denver, this one was for sale in Austria in 2008 and sold to a buyer in Sweden the Czech Republic. Thanks to Gerald from the Cadillac Big Meet for the correction. Offered with the following details. "One of 2150 built Eldorado Biarritz convertible with black / white leather trim and 2 pieces of aluminum with chromed carburetors 4x Sabre wheelsThe car is fully functional and was last year, driven on its own axis without problems to Sweden. The Cadillac has Austrian papersUpon request, an H-approval is made. The car is seen in Steyr, at any time by appointment."  Many more pics HERE

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BODY # 1593, PNT# 96, Trim# 16M, Top# 1, ACC-EH, Original green with green and white interior. Car was offered on ebay from Colorado, 2012. Found a new home in Sweden. It will be restored to original colors.  

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BDY #1606, Trim #19 Red, Top #1, ACC-EHKS. Factory air conditioned with autronic eye.  Currently located in Switzerland, 2012. 

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BDY #1632, Trim #19, Top #2, ACC- EHS. Offered for sale on EBAY 9/2016. 

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BDY #1752, Trim #12, Top #1, ACC- EH. 23,000 original miles. Purchased new in PA and stored in a building from 1961 to 1988. Walls were built around the car to keep people from inquiring about it. When the car was finally removed from it's "tomb" in 1988 it had 21,000 miles on it. Currently part of a private collection in NY. 2012 

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BDY #1790, Trim 10, Top #2, ACC-EHS. Located in Norway as of 2013. 

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 BDY #1808. Originally Bahama Blue with Blue trim from New Jersey, ACC-EH. Custom aqua and white interior. Offered for sale on Ebay 10/2011 $125k BIN from FLA. Serial # on file. Sold at auction March 2013 for 100k. 

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BDY #1827, Trim #18 Red/White, Top #1, ACC-EHS,  nearing the end of a restoration in Norway. 2012

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BDY #1891, Trim #19(solid red), Top #2, ACC-PH.  Sweden 2013.  

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Body#1985, Trim #18, Top #1, ACC- EHK. Fully restored factory air conditioner car. To be auctioned in April 2016
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Body #2020, Trim #10 Black & White, Top #2 said to be an original 40k mileage car. Fla 2011
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BDY #2045, PNT #20, Trim #11, Top #2, ACC-EHS. Currently undergoing restoration. Last known color is as pictured. Dec 2015

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BDY #2063, Trim #11(black), Top #2, ACC-EHS, fully restoration completed 2011, Washington State.

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BDY # 2086, Trim #18, Top #2, ACC-EH. On Ebay for the second time in Nov, 2011.  Numbers matching. Serial # on file. This car is now in Finland and will be restored! 
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Trim #00? Solid White, if original would be special order, Top# 2 ACC-EHS. Offered at the Kruse auction in 2000 as being owned by rocker John Mellencamp and again at the Michigan Fall RM in 2003 where it did not sell.
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Trim # 19(red), Top #2. Internet 2005.
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Trim #10(blk&wht), Top #1, ACC-EH. Offered for sale in 2009 for $67k FLA 
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Trim #10(blk&wht), Top #1, ACC-EH, Sold at B-J Palm Springs auction 2010 for $110K claimed to be restored in 2008.
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Trim#10, 2010 auction $115K high bid. The current owner of this car purchased it in 2004 from the wife of the first owner, who had left it parked in the garage after her husband passed away in the late 1980s. This brilliant example is a numbers-matching car with only 64,643 miles believed to be original. The current owner gave the car a thorough restoration from the top to bottom. The engine and its surrounding areas have been extensively detailed. The block and rocker covers are finished in Cadillac Gold while other components are black. The 305 bhp V-8 is fed by two four-barrel carburetors topped by a correct 'batwing' air cleaner. A three-speed Hydra-Matic transmission delivers the power and a new wiring harness has been carefully installed. The undercarriage has an as-new appearance with refinished floorboards, frame and driveline components.
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Trim #10, ACC-EH, this fine example is currently on display at the Duaer Museum in Fla. 
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Trim#10. Restored in 2004, New top, paint, interior/rebuilt engine & trans. Pearl White paint, black leather interior/new conv top. Air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, AM radio with custom speakers. Garage kept with heating system for under the car to keep away moisture. Belongs to former Formula One and Indy driver, Kevin Cogan. Located in CA. Offered for sale 2011... $131,300 in Indiana. UPDATE; 7/2015. Offered for sale again in California for $114,900. New pictures added. Serial # on file



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Trim #10.  Picture from Amelia Concours 2002
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Trim#12 Top#1. This fine example is on display at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum as of  2011
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Trim #13(blue), Top #2, ACC-EH. Sold for $16.5k at a Sept, 2011 auction in Washington St. Body appeared to be decent and car looked to be complete. 
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Trim # 18, Top #1, ACC-EH. Sold at the B-J 2001 auction for $21K !!!  Described as such,  "stored for 24 years in a temp controlled shop, nice car, take this across the country."  
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Trim #18, Top #2, ACC- EH, exported to Norway in the 80's then sold to current owner in Sweden. Restoration was completed in 2007. 
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Trim #11, Top #2, ACC-EHS, On Ebay 2009 from New England. Original car. Somehow I missed the body picture on this one :(
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Trim #18 Red/White, Top #1, last seen in Oklahoma City in 1988. A California black plate car. 
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TRIM #19 Red, Top #1, ACC-EH, in France. Originally from New mexico. Has custom molded in continental kit.
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Trim #19, ACC-EH, Top #1, Venezuela 2013.

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Trim #12, Top #2, ACC-EH. Same owner for 33 years. Owner plans to fully restore. Located in Colorado. 8/2016 Serial # on file. 8/2016