Check out the fins on this iconic masterpiece 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz! This rolling work of art has only had 3 owners and 49,823 actual miles. It could possibly be one of the lowest mileage 1960 Biarritz in existence. It has been meticulously maintained and carefully preserved. The structure of this car is all original bumper to bumper. From the outside the beautiful professional applied paint job shines a vibrant and bright red. Trimmed in the original chrome this ride shines. The interior has comfortable new red leather power bucket seats, power windows and locks. This Eldorado is powered down the road by an original 390 cubic inch, 345 horsepower engine with an automatic transmission. It will be a smooth ride with the air ride hydraulic system, rollen on widewhites. This car is absolutely loaded! Exterior:
- Original side trim.
- Original chrome bumpers.
- Grill is in amazing condition.
- Rare factory fog light package.
- New tinted windshield.
- Gorgeous red paint.
- Factory dress up kit.
- Correct Eldorado Biarritz hub caps.
- Like new lush red leather seats.
- Crack free dash.
- Clean and clear gauges.
- No pitting or discoloration on the bezel.
- Power locks.
- Power windows and vent window.
- Power bucket seats.
- Electric eye auto dimmer on the dash.
- Newer black power top.
- Freshly painted parade boot.
- Truck release button in glove box.
- Original 390 cubic inch engine rated at 345 horsepower.
- Rare 3 deuces, 3x Rochester carburetors.
- Correct air cleaner.
- 4 speed Hydra Automatic transmission
- Cruise control.
- Factory air conditioning.
- Air ride hydraulic system.
- Heacy duty power brakes.
- Power steering.
- Electric pull down trunk works beautifully.
- All factory original intact metal structure.
- Straight clean frame.
- All factory floor structure and supports.
- All factory pinch weld on the doors, rockers and quarters are solid and original.
- Original undisturbed factory undercoating on the floors.
- New factory style exhaust.
What's in a name?
The nameplate Eldorado is a contraction of two Spanish words that translate as "the gilded (i.e., golden) one" and also refers to El Dorado, the mythical South American "Lost City of Gold" that fascinated Spanish explorers.
Chosen in an internal competition for a 1952 concept vehicle celebrating the company's golden anniversary, the name Eldorado was proposed by Mary-Ann Marini (ne Zukosky), a secretary in Cadillac's merchandising department and was subsequently adopted for a limited-edition convertible for model year 1953.
Palm Springs Life magazine incorrectly attributes the name to the Eldorado Country Club in Indian Wells, California, a favorite resort of General Motors executives in the Coachella Valley though the resort opened in 1957, five years after Cadillac's own naming competition.
Cadillac began using the nameplates 'Eldorado Seville' and 'Eldorado Biarritz' to distinguish between the hardtop and convertible models (respectively) while both were offered, from 1956 through 1960 inclusively. The 'Seville' name was dropped when the hardtop was initially discontinued (1961), but the Biarritz name continued through 1964. Beginning 1965, the Eldorado became the 'Fleetwood Eldorado'. 'Biarritz' returned as an up level trim package for the Eldorado for 1977.
Third generation (1957-1960)
The 1960 Cadillacs had smoother, more restrained styling. General changes included a full-width grille, the elimination of pointed front bumper guards, increased restraint in the application of chrome trim, lower tailfins with oval shaped nacelles and front fender mounted directional indicator lamps. External variations on the Seville two-door hardtop and Biarritz convertible took the form of bright body sill highlights that extended across the lower edge of fender skirts and Eldorado lettering on the sides of the front fenders, just behind the headlamps. Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, dual back-up lamps, windshield wipers, two-speed wipers, wheel discs, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror, oil filter, power windows, six-way power seats, heater, fog lamps, Eldorado engine, remote control trunk lock, radio with antenna and rear speaker, power vent windows, air suspension, electric door locks, license frames, and five whitewall tires. Technical highlights were finned rear drums and an X-frame construction. Interiors were done in Chadwick cloth or optional Cambray cloth and leather combinations. The last Eldorado Seville was built in 1960.
American Dream Machines
At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Camaros, Mustangs, Corvettes, Roadrunners, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and even British Roadsters. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1940s to the 1970s. Our stock is diverse and continuously changing and always growing!
Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced and Midwest values staff and have a very detailed discussion regarding overall condition of any of our cars or trucks you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. (515)-245-9100
Centrally located in the heartland of America in Des Moines Iowa, American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have 10 active hoists, mechanics bays, body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway for you to drive. Give us a call and we would be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide!
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