All fields are required.MONTEREY 2016 CONSIGNMENTS1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
Consignment #: 7193
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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale August 18th – 20th, 2016 at Russo and Steele’s 16th Annual Monterey, California Auction. Please contact us for more information.
This Eldorado Biarritz Convertible is the stunning product of an exacting frame-off restoration recently completed in 2016. The 365 V-8 engine and Hydra-Matic transmission were professionally overhauled by a reputable machine shop, with all ancillary components overhauled as well, including the water pump, generator, power steering pump, voltage regulator, dual Carter 4-barrel carburetors and fuel pump, plus installation of all new stainless brake and fuel lines. At this time, all underpinnings were overhauled, including all new ball joints, new coil springs, overhauled steering gear box, new universal joints, new brake shoes and new shocks. The master cylinder was overhauled, as well as the power brake boost. The exhaust system was also completely redone at the same time. The entire vehicle, including the frame, was media blasted both inside and out before restoration began. Afterwards, the body work began.
The entire body was coated with Sherwin Williams Auto Paint – their best paint line, including 2 coats of Epoxy Primer, 3 coats of Burgundy paint, and 3 coats of clear. After this, the clear was then color sanded through 3000, and then buffed to a brilliant shine using 3 different compounding steps, followed by a hand glaze. The original upholstery was used as a template in producing the new, original style burgundy and white leather interior, as offered in 1956. The convertible top is also brand new, with rear window, and is controlled by a brand new electric motor and new hydraulic cylinders. The interior was completed by a veteran of the automotive and aviation upholstery field. All the chrome was re-plated to show quality and the stainless was professionally polished. This vehicle comes complete with the Dual 4-barrel carbureted engine, with the unique ‘Bat Wing’ air cleaner. It also featured the correct chrome plated cast alloy ‘Sabre’ wheels. This vehicle comes with the original fiberglass parade boot. With the brilliant luster of the Chantilly Maroon finish, and the warm burgundy and white interior, this is truly a stunning one of a kind vehicle!