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Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible : 1957

Only 1,800 were built.
Filed under:  Classic
 
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$7,286 365 cubic inch V8 325.0 n/a
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Cadillac unveiled an all new car for 1957. This Hearly Earl creation was a sharper-edged evolution of the 1954-56 "Standard of The World".


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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible.

Innovations abounded, including an unusual X-shaped frame, optional air-ride suspension and a radically curved wraparound windshield.

As before, Cadillac customers could choose from two convertibles... the mainstream Series 62 and the ultra prestigious Eldorado Biarritz.

Inspired by Motorama show cars, the 1957 Biarritz featured exclusive rear sheet metal with American-style fins protruding from softly rounded, European-look rear fenders.

The rear fenders were commonly referred to as "chipmunk cheeks". This concept was used for two years, but did not spawn any imitators.

The Eldorado Biarritz featured a 365 cubic inch, 325 hp V8 with twin Carter four-barrell carburetors, four-speed Hydra-Matic drive and "Sabre Spoke" aluminum wheels. List price of the Eldorado was $7,286, more than $2,000 above a series 62. Only 1,800 were built.


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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible.

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible.

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible.

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible interior.

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible interior.

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible interior.

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible emblem.

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible emblem.

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible.

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1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible emblem.

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1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. (source: Wallpapers)

1977-91 Eldorado Biarritz.
Unlike the Fleetwood and de Ville models, Eldorado didn't have a unique luxury package to provide it with a title change (such as the "d'Elegance" package).

This was rectified in 1977 with the "Biarritz" package. Trim differences on the 1977 and 1978 models included stainless steel trim on the hood, doors and rear fenders. The rear half of the roof was covered with a heavily padded landau vinyl top accented with "opera" lights.

Biarritz script adorned the trunk lid, landau roof and glove box door. The interior featured "pillowed"-style velour or leather seating. Starting in 1979, the roof was capped with stainless steel, reminiscent of the ultra-luxury 1957 and 1958 Eldorado Brougham.

The Biarritz option stayed with the Eldorado through the 1991 model year. Some of the original styling cues vanished after the 1985 model year, such as the brushed aluminum roofing and the interior seating designs, but "Biarritz" remained unique just the same.


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COMMENTS
Poppi2602 days ago

wonderfull car . give 10 out of 10

ab2597 days ago

That's a wonderful classic car. I really like the color combination of the red and white shown in the picture. The steering wheel is so cool and also the wing shape at the rear of the car. Definitely a thumbs-up for this classic car.

W. Steven Garrett2563 days ago

Do you have a 57 Eldo Biarritz Convert.?

priti2476 days ago

Thanks for providing us this beautiful pictures. I loved it very much...
Regards.

Chuck Bertram2392 days ago

Super looking car---wish I had one

neno2374 days ago

if this car for sale i want to buy it

Ford Guy1905 days ago

this is one of the best designs I've ever seen, foreign or domestic. the lines on Cadillacs from the 50's are 2nd to none. this white one looks classier than any modern luxury car I can think of, Harley Earl's face should be on the dollar!

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