1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Concours Level Car
Offered price: $299,900
Concours Level Car
1500 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309515-245-9100
An automotive masterpiece, this magnificent 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible received a no expense spared, concours-grade, frame off restoration with over $325,000 spent and over 2500 hours of labor. The car retains it extremely rare color combination. One of only two cars from the factory painted in "Tuxedo Combination" Ebony Black, with professionally restored, lush Kiowa Red leather interior and white convertible top to match the wide whites accenting the Eldorado Biarritz only chrome saber wheels. This work of art on four wheels is jeweled in new chrome from the curvaceous rear end to the massive front bumper with large Dagmar accents. This extensive restoration included complete mechanical restoration including drive train rebuild of the original dual quad 365ci V8 engine, original 4-speed automatic transmission and factory rear-end.
The Eldorado Biarritz was considered to be one of the most exclusive motor cars to own during the 1950s, and this example is even more unique because of this rare, elegant, Tuxedo color combination. Restyled and at the top of GMs model lineup, there were approximately 1,800 of these cars built during 1957, and this car's frame-off restoration has only a few hundred break-in miles since completion. With 1957 being the final year for the single headlamp grille, some of the other changes for the Biarritz bodies were: redesigned rear fenders with inboard angled fins, a split rear bumper with rolled rear panel akin to the Cadillac "Interceptor" prototype, a three-piece front bumper design with centered grille and special gold-tone Eldorado lettering and V-crests. The name Biarritz appeared on the rear quarters and paired spears were mounted on each of the front fenders.
Underneath the hood is powerful dual-quad 365 CI V-8 engine, featuring inline 4-barrel carburetors and a batwing air cleaner. It is backed by the correct automatic 3 speed transmission and well optioned with power assisted steering and power brakes which were standard. This cabin design itself is deluxe by any standard with new well-cushioned red leather power seats, power windows, electronic trunk release and the unique autronic eye headlamp dimming system. The body lines are complemented by a black fiberglass parade boot. The paint scheme and chrome trim only enhance the cars shapely design and classic curves, giving this a deep sense of respectability. This car rolls on chrome Sabre wheels with cast Cadillac center caps and wide whitewall tires, with a full-size saber spare seated down into the trunk well. This car has a copy of its original GM build sheet and is matching-numbers where applicable. The Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz continued to be the convertible everyone wanted to be seen in during 1957. That truth continues down to the present day when considering the rarity of this iconic Cadillac.
Concours-grade frame off restoration
Rare "Tuxedo" color combination
Ebony Black paint and new white soft top
Jeweled in lots of new chrome and stainless
Black fiberglass parade boot
New glass and gasket all the way around
New chrome grill and gold plated emblems
New Chrome Sabre wheels
Wide whitewall tires
New Kiowa Red leather interior.
New leather dash
New chrome bezels and instrumentation
New carpet and door panels
New door handles and
Restored trunk, new carpet kit, with electric pull down
New spare on Saber wheel with jack and spare
Copy of original build sheet
Matching numbers, rebuilt, dual quad 365 ci V8 engine
Batwing air cleaner
In-line 4-barrel carburators
Incredible nut and bolt frame-off restoration
What your would expect for concours level car
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