1956 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ CONVERTIBLE - 64196Sold* at Palm Beach 2008 - Lot #672 1956 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ CONVERTIBLE//cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/64196/64196_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1956 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ CONVERTIBLE
Palm Beach 2008
FIFTIES & SIXTIES CARS - CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #672 - The 1956 Cadillac Eldorado convertible returned with the name Biarritz for 1956 (Body Series #62675X). The name was taken from the historic and, of course, prestigious European city of Biarritz, France. Styling changes for '56 included the addition of a smart, twin-bladed hood ornament suitable for impaling unsuspecting pedestrians and a pair of ribbed chrome "saddles" on the door tops. This Eldorado convertible is 1 of 2,150 available to the World. They were gobbled up by celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran and the most affluent people. There weren't many left for the public. Under the hood, the Cadillac V8 was enlarged to 365cid. Compression was 9.75:1. Horsepower was rated at 305. The engine has 2 Carter WCFB 4-barrel carburetor, Model #23715. The engine number and frame numbers all match. The stunning Chantilly paint and two tone white and black interior match the numbers from the factory. The speedometer read only 850 since the restoration was complete. It is loaded with standard items for the '56 Eldorado such as power windows, 6-way power seats, Wonder Bar radio, EZ-eye glass, auto trunk lock-release, Sabre Gold aluminum wheels, gold grille, automatic eye, Tri-color package, fog lamps and Continental Kit. This is one of very few 1956 Cadillac Eldorado convertibles to ever cross the block at the Barrett-Jackson auction. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own such a rare Eldorado.
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