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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STATISTICS

Welcome to the roster statistics page. Over time my goal is to breakdown the surviving cars by every possible number. Because the roster is still in it's infancy, many of the numerical details are not available yet. A good example of this is the body numbers, currently I have body numbers to about half of the cars on the list. The good news is, cars currently on the roster without body numbers are being identified quickly. So please keep this in mind while viewing this page and thanks again for all of the support!!! It is because of the help of enthusiasts like you that this list has grown as fast as it has. Thank you!

Updated December 17, 2016

Total number of cars on this roster,
185*
*body#1823 survives as a Soda bar


Eldorado Biarritzes outside of America, 
  • 67 cars outside of the USA.
(Sweden has the most with 18 cars.)


Known surviving body numbers, 
56, 151, 172, 175, 187, 248, 282, 293, 358, 388, 393, 401, 417, 431, 437, 455, 507, 513, 565, 582, 621,632, 680, 692, 721, 745, 747, 784, 831, 841, 847, 876, 889, 891, 986, 998, 1005, 1009, 1070, 1079, 1081, 1108, 1109, 1122, 1147, 1265, 1287, 1324, 1343, 1350, 1362, 1430, 1450, 1452, 1454, 1507, 1514, 1531, 1532, 1539, 1575, 1584, 1593, 1606, 1609, 1623, 1627, 1632, 1672, 1728, 1752, 1762, 1790, 1808, 1815, 1823*, 1827, 1890, 1891, 1923, 1941, 1961, 1963, 1985, 2020, 2024, 2031, 2039, 2045, 2068, 2086, 2100, 2114. 


Confirmed Factory Special Order Cars  = 4

Cars tallied by current exterior color
  • Bahama Blue = 22 cars
  • Emerald Green = 21 cars
  • Alpine White = 45 cars
  • Black = 23 cars
  • Mandan Red = 27 cars
  • Starlight Silver = 8 cars
  • Mountain Laurel = 9 cars
  • Chantilly Maroon = 8 cars
  • Camelot Grey = 1 (originally green)
  • Taupe = 2 cars
  • Tahoe Blue = 3 cars
  • Cobalt Blue = 2 cars
  • Goddess Gold = 3 cars
  • Cape Ivory = 2 cars
  • Aquamarine = 1 cars
  • Elvis Purple = 3 cars
  • Custom Colors = 2 cars
  • Special order paint = 1 car
* 3 junk cars and one unknown color car not included 


Cars tallied by Interior Colors, 
  • Red & white     = 42 cars                Solid Red   = 15 cars
  • Black & White = 41 cars                Solid Black  = 9 cars
  • Blue & White   = 29 cars                Solid Blue    = 4 cars
  • Green & White = 18 cars                Solid Green  = 2 cars
  • Modified color  = 7                         Solid White  = 8 cars


Cars by Accessory options,
  • E-Z Eye Glass, Code E    = 173 cars
  • Plain Glass, Code P          = 12 cars
  • Power Trunk, Code S       = 43 cars
  • Air Conditioning, Code K = 17 cars
  • Gold Grille                        = 36 cars
  • Gold Sabre Wheels           = 65 cars


1956 Cadillac Production dates 
  • First 1956 car built on August 24th, 1955.
  • First 1956 Eldorado Biarritz built Aug 31st, 1955.
  • Last 1956 car built on September 14th, 1956. 
  • Last 1956 Eldorado Biarritz built  ????? Not confirmed but should be mid June of 1956.