THE 1960 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ


Publish date: 2016-05-03 13:30:50
1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

The 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz had the power to go with that classy look that made it one of the most sought after classic convertibles today. Biarritz is a spacious cruiser with a 390 cid, 345 horsepower V8 engine. Its rarity also adds to its appeal as only 1,285 were built in 1960.

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 1960 Cadillac Eldorado

The Cadillac trademark long fins goes really well with leveled body. The 1960 Cadillac Eldorado was the last Cadillac Eldorado model to use a triple-barrel carburetors and later models used the less powerful engines of similar models. The air suspension as well was replaced after 1960 due to recurring leakage. The Biarritz together with the Seville Coupe was the more expensive package for the Eldorado, both were sold for $7401.

Red and white 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

The top was under a metal cover when it was down giving the Biarritz a smooth continuous profile. The unique fins, that are smaller than the previous versions, completes the art that this car is. It is the result of years of perfecting the Cadillac signature. The 1960 Cadillac was the front runner for General Motors in the luxury cars section which beat the other competitors when it comes to style. But the design for the successful 1960 Cadillac Eldorado was not without any problems. The flashy chrome details and wide body features of the 1958 Cadillac was not well received well as they considered to be “too flashy and too heavy”.

The internal designers were in conflict that eventually made famous designer Harley Earl to retire from GMs styling studio. This gave way to Bill Mitchel, Dave Hollis, and Charles Jordan to design of what is now the 1960 Cadillac. The new Cadillac had a much cleaner profile and the details were less flashy, this theme was continued way into the 60s.

stunning 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

A good example of a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz will be up for auction in the 2016 Santa Monica Collector Car Auction. It is estimated to be auction for $90,000 to $110,000. That has the factory installed 390 cid, 345 horsepower V8 engine with three 2-barrel carburettors, a Hydra-matic Drive Automatic transmission. It also has the rare Bucket Seats were only 200 1969 Cadillac were believed to come with the option.

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The tan paint job goes well with the white leather interior that has Sienna Beige details and carpets, and with or without the white power-operated soft top. The wheels and fluted wheel disc are also model and year correct. Wide whitewall tires, front and rear grille fascia completes the classic 1960 Biarritz elegant and sophisticated look that made this car one of the most sought after classic convertibles. And due to its rarity, it may take a while to see a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz in such condition. Check out this Biarritz in the 2016 Sanata Monica Collector Car Auction that will be held this coming Jun 25 – 26 2016.

Reference:

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/cadillac/eldorado-biarritz/1829241.html

https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1960-Cadillac-Eldorado-Biarritz

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