The 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible electrified the public with its bold styling, opulent appointments and commanding power. In 1953 Cadillac had expanded its Series 62 range with the exclusive flagship Eldorado convertible coupe, pricing it at a jaw-dropping $7,750. Only 532 buyers stepped up that first year, but sales expanded dramatically in 1954 and 1955, proving the concept of a premium priced automobile that delivered on the twin promises of style and exclusivity.
The Eldorado line was expanded in 1956 to a include the new Seville hardtop and Biarritz convertible, both designed by Harley Earl and powered by an exclusive V-8 engine. The 1957 Biarritz was the sportiest Cadillac yet, with slimmer-looking proportions and the distinctive rear styling treatment that has helped make it an all-time American classic. This gorgeous example of Earl’s timeless design combines Alpine White paint with a Black power soft top, wide Whitewalls on rare Sabre and a plush White-on-Red leather interior. Its factory 365/325 HP V-8 features dual inline 4-barrel carburetors topped with the trademark “Batwing” air cleaner, and is mated to a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. Other standard features include a fiberglass parade boot, power steering and brakes, power front seat and a Wonderbar radio.