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1957 Cadillac Eldorado

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The 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was one of the most expensive cars in the world when it was new, and today they represent the pinnacle of '50s cool for many collectors. With only 1800 being built, they're also quite rare and represent A-list luxury from an era when Cadillac was at the very top of their game. Showing an older restoration, this beautiful and unusual '57 Biarritz convertible has a ton of presence. That's the original color, code 96 Elysian Green, and it was beautifully rendered in modern paint a few years ago and still looks great. This is no trailer queen, however, so it's not perfect, but we're guessing you're going to want to drive this one anyway. There's an awful lot of sheetmetal to cover on this big cruiser, and the wonderful details are muted and sophisticated thanks to the low-key color and we like this unusual Eldo more than the usual white or red ones you usually see. The '57s are easy to spot with their rounded rear ends and bold tail fins and the combination of the updated rear and classically styled grille makes it stand out even among '50s Cadillacs. And yes, we need to discuss chrome, because on any car from the era it represents a major investment. Fortunately, all the jewelry on this car is in great condition and someone obviously spent big money on it not too long ago. For sheer jaw-dropping wow factor, this ragtop is pretty hard to beat. The car original carried a green leather interior, but that might have been a little too much green, so when it was restored it received a brand new white interior in durable vinyl. They duplicated the original patterns, so it'll take an expert running his fingers over it to tell the difference and the brilliant contrast really makes this car stand out. Every single component is beautifully styled, and you can easily imagine the huge job that building these cars must have represented, never mind restoring them. The color-matched steering wheel has been beautifully restored and the dash is a symphony of bright trim, space-age design, and functionality. A custom Earmark sound system was beautifully integrated into the interior when it was restored, so it stays out of sight and keeps things looking stock yet still sounds great. There's also a new white power convertible top that disappears under a fiberglass boot that makes for an ultra-clean profile. And even with some of the stereo equipment living in there, the trunk is still positively gigantic. Cadillac was in the horsepower business in 1957, topping their potent 365 cubic inch V8 engine with dual 4-barrel carburetors in the Biarritz. Despite its massive weight, this car was still formidable on the highways of 1957 and that "batwing" air cleaner is the coolest ever designed. It's got proper gold paint on the important parts, along with power steering an brakes, which are probably mandatory on a 5000-pound behemoth like this. It's quite stock under the hood, and while its show days are behind it, you won't hesitate to pop the hood to show off a bit. The same is true underneath, where it's clean and tidy but with enough use that you won't think twice about a road trip. A new dual exhaust system sounds like velvet horsepower and the 4-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission clicks off shifts with precision. Cadillac's reputation for a cushy ride was born with cars like this, and it wears 225/75/15 whitewall radials that certainly contribute to it. An exceptional car that rightfully deserves its place at the top of the desirability charts, this Biarritz represents the rare find: an A-lister that you can actually drive. Call today!

Reference Number 366933

as of 8/7/2015

Overview
Car 1957 Cadillac
VIN 5762085890 
Mileage 60,970 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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