390ci OHV V-8 Engine
Single 4-Barrel Carburetor
345bhp at 4,800rpm
4-Speed Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension, Live Rear Axle
4-wheel drum 'Power Brakes'
*One of the most prestigious models in the American automotive History
*1 of 1,285 1960 Eldorado Biarritz Convertibles
*Highly sought-after model
*Desirable bucket seats
THE CADILLAC ELDORADO
The United States of America circa 1960: "I want to hold your hand" by the Beatles is on the radio, John F. Kennedy is President, and in Detroit, Michigan the new Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible is rolling off the assembly line. With its jet fighter styling, glitzy chrome trim, color-matched interiors and jukebox instrumentation, Cadillacs
of the late '50s/early '60s epitomize an era when nothing succeeded like excess. By the late 1950s Cadillacs incorporated new X-braced tubular chassis frames that increased structural rigidity while making possible lower body lines without loss of interior space; although hardly any larger than before, these restyled and low-slung Caddies looked bigger, which was all that mattered. They also sported fashionable tail fins. General Motors' chief stylist Harley Earl had introduced fins on the 1948 Cadillacs and the styling device would reach its zenith in 1959 before fading away.
For 1960 the fins were toned down and the overall look was more restrained. Base model Series 6200 cars came with power steering, power brakes, and automatic transmission as standard, while the DeVille Series 6300 offered power windows and seats in addition. To this already superb level of equipment the Eldorado Biarritz Series 6400 added a heater, fog lamps, Eldorado (345bhp) engine, remote control trunk lock, radio with antenna and rear speaker, power vent windows, six-way power seat, air suspension, electric door locks, license, more chrome trim, hard top tonneau covers, and whitewall tires. Priced at $7,401, the Eldorado Biarritz Convertible was one of the most expensive cars of its day and sold in commensurately low numbers, just 1,285 being made out of a total Cadillac production of 142,184 units in the 1960 model year. It is one of the most sought after of post-WWII Cadillacs.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
Finished in Antique Gold with Green leather and fitted with rare and desirable optional front bucket seats, this Eldorado Biarritz has been kept in unmodified, factory-correct condition. According to the seller, this stunning example is in fine running order with fresh tires and a recent service.
The current owner has stored the Caddy in south Florida since a full restoration was completed in 2018. The Biarritz came stateside in late 2017, prior to which it had spent some time in Sweden at the World of Classics Museum. The current owner and his wife purchased the car to be used while they were in the U.S and enjoyed their beautiful land yacht to the tune of 2,000- 3,000 miles per year. With summer around the corner don't miss this classic American example of "Bigger is Better!"