IN 1958 Cadillac unveiled the Biarritz name for their line of Eldorado Convertibles. Throughout the subsequent years, the design became more dramatic, eventually reaching the iconic 1959 with huge tail fins and rocket-age lights.
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The Dakota Red car offered here has been part of its owner’s prominent collection for several years, during which time it has been well-maintained. The parade boot cover for the convertible top has been repainted the correct color, and during the course of a full service, which was performed in December 2014, the car was fitted with all-new brake wheel cylinders, mistakes in an earlier wiring job were correctly repaired, and a new fuel tank was installed. The result is a car that not only looks terrific but also runs and operates equally well. Auction Source: 2015 Amelia Island by RM Sotheby’s 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible – sold for $170,000 Triple Black concours quality Elroadro Biarritz Convertible. Three year restoration on a rust free original sheet metal example. 364/325 HP engine. Automatic transmission. Dual quads with Batwing air cleaner. New canvas top and parade boot. Sabre wheels. Auction Source: Monterey 2014 by Mecum Auctions
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible – sold for $165,000 This beautiful example has benefited from a thorough frame-off restoration that was completed in late 2012. The list of work executed includes a complete engine and transmission tear down and rebuild, along with a driveline overhaul. Additionally, the Cadillac has received a complete brake system refurbishment, all new suspension components, a new hydraulic pump and cylinder and hoses, and a new fuel tank, sending unit, and fuel lines. Auction Source: 2013 St. John’s Auction
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible – sold for $156,750
Presented in its original, period exterior finish of Starlight Silver Metallic with a brilliant red leather interior and black vinyl soft top, this Eldorado has hardly been driven since leaving the Jenkins shop, with only test and sorting mileage covered. The distinctive finned Turbine wheels have been freshly refinished, and all the chrome and bright trim has been restored or refinished to a high level. The interior is new, with expertly done upholstery and the extensive bright trim finished to a high level. Under the hood the distinctive ‘bat wing’ air cleaner, underneath which sit dual four-barrel carburetors, dominates the view. Both the engine and transmission, original to the car, have been rebuilt, and a new exhaust system has been fitted. Auction Source: Amelia Island 2012 by RM Auctions
1957 Cadillac Biarritz Convertible – did not sell for $100,000
This beautiful Dakota Red 1957 Cadillac Biarritz convertible is one of only 1,800 built. Originally a Southern California car, it has every option available, including rare factory air conditioning and the desirable fiberglass parade boot. With just 1,000 miles since its body-off restoration, it boasts Cadillac’s powerful dual-quad 365/325 HP engine complete with a “batwing” air cleaner, while beneath the White soft top is a typically lush matching Red interior highlighted by quality Jenkins Buffalo grain leather upholstery. New bumpers, a gold anodized grill and classic wide Whitewalls complete this rare vintage Biarritz. Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum