1961 Cadillac Eldorado

Biarritz

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Mileage 
    88 000 km / 54 681 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    325 PS / 240 kW / 321 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
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Founded in 1902, part of General Motors since 1910, builds dream cars in the luxury premium segment. Cadillac stands for precision and quality and was named after the southwestern French town of Cadillac on the Gironde River.
To prove the manufacturing precision of his company, Henry Martyn Leland, the founder of Cadillac, had three Cadillacs completely disassembled in Great Britain in 1908. The parts were mixed together. Mechanics then reassembled the cars from the unsorted parts and performed a 500-mile test drive on the Brooklands circuit with no problems.
Based on this success, the company motto evolved into: "Standard of the World."

The name Biarritz emphasized the elegance of the Eldorado, inspired by the French chic of the 1950s.

In 1961, Bill Mitchell, a protégé of Harley Earl, was hired to design the new Eldorado. He moved away from flamboyant fins and extravagant chrome to create a more refined profile with reshaped fins, a split grille and custom fender skirts. The advanced new aesthetic was combined with the 390 cc V8 engine and Hydra-Matic transmission that produced an impressive 325 horsepower.
This Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was purchased in 2013 in the Netherlands by the seller's father to complete his Cadillac collection.
The car was in need of an overhaul, but the restoration kept being postponed due to other tasks.
After the seller's father passed away, he decided to restore the car in memory of his father.
Now the car is ready to be driven and enjoyed by a new Cadillac enthusiast. Scroll through the pictures to get a good idea of the quality.