The 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible may be, and probably is, the ultimate example of Harley Earl’s postwar styling and of the confidence, optimism and exuberance of the late Fifties American automobile industry and the economy and society it sold to. 222 inches long, the Eldorado Biarritz dictated revision of American garage dimensions. Its 365 cubic inch overhead valve V-8 had two Carter 4-barrel carburetors and was rated at 325 horsepower. Most important today, it had one of the cutest trunks ever designed for any automobile, curved down between two think shark’s fins atop the equally curvaceous fenders. Its grille looked capable of devouring tons of krill, flanked by a pair of rubber-tipped Dagmars and two huge mustachio-shaped bumperettes. It weighed two and a half tons and cost $7,286.
The 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham convertible is the ultimate extrovert automobile, commanding confidence and exuberance wherever it goes. This example is resplendent in bright metallic copper paint with matching copper and white leather upholstery, copper carpets and a white top. If it doesn’t have every option available on top of the Eldorado’s already comprehensive equipment lis
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Aug 10, 2015