Car: Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
What makes it special: The 1956-1958 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado Biarritz was one of the revised editions of the Eldorado convertible that didn’t sell particularly well. Biarritz designation was new because there was now also a companion hardtop, the Seville.
What made it famous: Cadillac’s 331 V8 was bored out to 365 cubes, with a special tuned version reserved for Eldorado’s: Twin 4-barrel carbs for 1956-57, and triple two-throat units for 1958. The 1956-57 models were once considered the last highly collectible Eldorado convertibles through 1971. But the ’58 version, a chrome-plated monster, and the ’59, which took tailfins to a new level are highly sought out now, particularly the ’59. The had a unique rear-end appearance and luxurious interiors.
Why I would want one: As big and land-yacht as it may seem, it’s still loaded with style and opulence.
Fun fact: In particular, the 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertibles are pretty rare.