Unlike the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham and De Ville, which both
boasted the opulent d'Elegance luxury package, Eldorado did not
offer a similar plush option. This was rectified late in the 1976
model year with the Biarritz (a name last used for the 1964
Eldorado convertible) package. The car featured unique exterior
trim and the rear half of the cabriolet roof was covered with a
heavily padded landau vinyl top accented with large "opera" lights.
Body colored wheel covers were also featured. The 1977-1978
interior featured "pillowed"-style, "tufted" leather seating, while
the 1976 interior did not. As with other Cadillac models, special
order contrasting upholstery piping and exterior colors were
The 1978 Biarritz option packages consisted of the Eldorado Custom
Biarritz ($1,865.00); with Astroroof ($2,946.00); with sunroof
($2,746.00) and Eldorado Custom Biarritz Classic ($2,466.00); with
Astroroof ($3,547.00); with sunroof ($3,347.00).
2000 Eldorado Custom Biarritz Classics were produced for 1978 only,
in two-tone Arizona beige/demitasse brown consisting of 1,499 with
no Astroroofs or no sunroofs; 475 with Astroroofs; 25 with sunroofs
and one was produced with a power sliding T-top.53 #fn53 Only nine
of the latter are known to have been retrofitted by the American
Sunroof Company under the direction of General Motors' Cadillac
Motor Car Division.
The Biarritz option was available on the Eldorado through the 1991
model year and was replaced with the touring coupe (ETC) option for
1992.54 #fn54 Some of the original Biarritz styling cues vanished
after 1985, such as the brushed stainless steel roofing (1979-85)
and the plush "pillowed" interior seating designs, but the Biarritz
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