The total production in 1956 of the Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible was an exclusive 2,150 examples. Almost without exception one of the most prestigious and one might say outrageous automobiles of the era defined as the Idea Cars inspired by the then burgeoning Jet Age. By comparison one might begin to understand the relevance of the $6,501. Price tag by comparing it to a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible with a window sticker of $2,443.
With 305 horsepower from the 365 cubic inch V-8 fed by a beautiful arrangement of dual Carter WCFB carburetors under a “Batwing” air cleaner, the Biarritz exhibited power equal to its styling. The Saber spoke wheels, gold trim, whitewall tires and the introduction of “Tail Fins” which would continue in Cadillac styling for years to come were all futuristic examples of GM design leadership.
This beautifully restored example featuring fresh paint, gorgeous leather and a new Hartz cloth top is an excellent example for a collection or for touring in upscale 50’s style.