1957 Cadillac Biarritz Convertible
If you spend any time watching the auction shows or perusing through the results you probably already know what you are looking at The 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. These cars have become incredibly desirable over the years and due to the limited production have proven to be rare classics to find. The Biarritz Convertible was the top of the line car of its day with a hefty price tag at the time of $7,000. That's more like $60,000 in modern times. Many people feel these cars are the perfect investment in that they are going to only become more desirable as they disappear. With only 1,800 made originally it is tough to determine how many are even still in existence. They are fetching big dollars and this number will only go up as time goes on. The most expensive one sold was just recently bought for $649,000.00 at auction.
This 1957 Biarritz is a very nicely done car that has undergone a complete body off concours restoration. What's even more amazing is that the car has a documented 39,937 original miles. At the Cadillac LaSalle club meet in Southern California the car won first place which goes to show how nicely the car was restored. It is coated in a nice Red paint which pairs perfectly with all the original chrome and stainless. It also works well with the White convertible top that is power operated from the factory. The car still wears its original wheels and hubcaps which are paired with wide white wall tires.
The original drivetrain is still in place consisting of a 365 ci 324 hp V8 motor and Hydramatic transmission. The motor is fitted with dual quad carburetors, gold Cadillac valve covers and that classic gold air cleaner. Just because it is a councours restoration does not mean the car cannot be driven because it truly drives down the road just as good as it looks. It has an independent front suspension and new shocks which along with the power steering and power brakes make it a really smooth driver.
The interior is done in Red and White leather and is in excellent condition. Everything throughout has that original factory appearance. The car is a factory air conditioning car and also utilizes power windows and an automatic trunk opener. Another important feature to mention is the rare factory 3 piece parade boot that comes with the car. Cadillac was always ahead of the game when it came to incorporating all the luxuries available and an example of this is the Autronic eye on the dash. This senses the headlights of on coming traffic and automatically dims your brights to low beams. Pretty advanced considering the car is from 1957! The trunk is just as well done as the rest and houses the spare.
This is one well preserved example of the 57 Biarritz Convertible and is quite rare considering the low miles, all the features and the fact that it is 1 of only 1800 produced originally. If you are looking for that next addition to your collection this is definitely one to consider.
Add this piece of automotive history to your collection for $159,500.00!