West Coast Classics are proud to present a rotisserie restored and exceptional and great daily driving example of this mostly all original and very rare (1 of only 2,150 built) 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 365/305HP V8 Convertible in it's beautifully repainted original 'Sonic Blue' (Color code 20) factory color paint and with an absolutely beautiful two-tone complimenting and all new matching 'Blue & White' color trim interior, Kelsey Hayes chrome Sabre-Spoke wheels, wide angles gold 'V' in the center of the trunk lip and front of hood, Gold Biarritz script nameplate on front fenders and with desirable factory specifications and options including:
Power steering, Power brakes, Power windows, Power top, 6-way power driver seat, Automatic Heater and ventilation sytem and defroster, Original Signal-seeking with pre-selector radio and antenna, Back-up lights, Power trunk release, Factory Parade Boot with original zipper storage bag, Windshield washers White sidewall tires, Original spare wheel and jack, and it's original matching #'s 365/305HP 4 BBL V8 engine!
There's no better example of GM's styling and engineering prowess than the 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz - drive one like this particular example and you will see why - its hard to believe that this car was built over 64 years ago! In 1956 the Cadillac Seville two door coupe and the Eldorado Biarritz two door convertible were born and featured the massive grille and bullet noses with distinct shark fins unique just to the Eldorado that year and they were one of the highest priced cars of their day - and with good reason - fifties excess had virtually reached its peak with Cadillac boasting bigger cars with more chrome and larger fins than ever before! These cars bristled with the latest in modern appointments and had few rivals in the luxury market with a recession making owning one only for the very privileged elite with only some 2,150 Biarritz convertibles built in 1956 and 1,800 being built the following year in 1957.
This particular example has obviously always been garaged and well maintained. The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely original, solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents whatsoever - obviously an always cherished 'Garage Queen' since new if there ever was one. The car has been reportedly recently rotisserie restored and has an obviously professional and very striking repaint in its original factory 'Sonic Blue' color paint and the car boasts a newly restored interior and new power top. All the chrome has been re-chromed and the car boasts its original factory parade boot.
The 365/305HP 4 barrel V8 engine with its matching # 56-62111238 stamped on the front side of the crankcase above the water pump is original to the car and matches the engine tag on the door and is extremely strong and powerful and sounds absolutely magnificent and this particular car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be believed - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the car is an absolute pleasure to drive!
All the options work as they should including all the power options, the power windows, power seats and the power top! The car boasts striking new chrome Kelsey Hayes Sabre wheels, its spare wheel and jack in the truck, its original T3 Headlamps and original cylinder heads.
This is an extraordinarily rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and certainly local car show ready example of a mostly completely original 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, 1 of only 2,150 of these rare luxury convertibles built in 1956, in absolutely stunning driving and looking condition!