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1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ
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• 1 of 1,320 built in 1959
• 1 of 99 produced with bucket seats
• Argent Silver with Silver interior and matching top
• Most expensive car built in America in 1959
• Matching numbers 390/345 HP V-8 engine
• 4 speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission
• Power steering
• Power brakes
• Power windows
• Parade boot
• Fender skirts
• Chrome wheel covers
• Wide Whitewall tires
• Pinnacle of the 1950s excess styled by Dave Holls after the P-38 Lightning aircraft

The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was designed by Dave Holls with influence coming from the P-38 Lightning aircraft and is easily recognizable by its huge tail fins with dual bullet tail lamps and jeweled front and rear grille inserts. The Eldorado was the most expensive American production car ever to that point, and this was reflected in total sales for that year. Only 1,320 of these Cadillac's were built in 1959.This was also the final year that Cadillac produced its own coachwork, ultimately contracting Pininfarina in Italy going forward. This Eldorado Biarritz is an absolutely stunning example of the car and demands attention while driving down the road. A very original example with one re-paint in it's life. Well cared for and maintained for many years in a prominent collection. More chrome than perhaps any other car of its time. Bumpers, runners, grille, headlamp and tail-lamp surrounds, windshield surrounds and wheel covers are all finished in chrome, as is the prominent Eldorado badges behind the front wheels. Only 99 Eldorado's in 1959 were optioned with bucket seats; other additional extras on the car include power windows, factory radio, power steering, power brakes, fender skirts and a parade boot. The matching-numbers 390/345 HP V-8 engine comfortably powers this beast and is fitted to a 4-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. Wide whitewall tires are a nice finishing touch on a car that screams luxury and comfort. This Eldorado is a piece of American automotive history.

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Body

Body Color
Argent Silver
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1959
Make
CADILLAC
Model
ELDORADO BIARRITZ

Interior

Body Style
Convertible
Lot
S334

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