1957 BIARRITZ CONVERTIBLE WITH 42K ORIGINAL MILES - RARE MOSTLY ALL ORIGINAL CAR

Price: US $135,500.00 Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: Eldorado
  • SubModel: BIARRITZ CONVERTIBLE WITH 42K ORIG MILES!
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Light Red Leather
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 42,900
  • VIN: 5762037586
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 365 cid 4 bbl 300HP V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 2WD
  • Interior color: Light Red
  • Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1957 Cadillac Eldorado BIARRITZ CONVERTIBLE WITH 42K ORIG MILES!

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West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and great daily driving and completely rust free example of this mostly all original 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible in a beautiful and only once previously repainted original 'Black' (Color code 10) factory color paint and with an absolutely beautiful all original, with only very mild patina, condition 'Light Red' (Trim code 19) Leather interior, original and actual (not hubcaps or wheel covers) Kelsey Hayes Chrome cast clad rim design #40 Sabre-Spoke wheels, winged hood mascot ribbed chrome door saddles as in 1957, wide angles gold 'V' in the center of the trunk lip and front of hood, Gold Biarritz script nameplate on front fenders and with rare and highly desirable factory specifications and options including:Autronic eye automatic headlight dimmer, Power steering, Power brakes, Power windows, Power top, eather seats with color keyed carpeting, -way power driver seat, utomatic Heater and ventilation sytem and defroster, Original Signal-seeking with pre-selector radio and antenna, Back-up lights, ower trunk release, Factory Parade Boot with original zipper storage bag, hite sidewall tires, riginal spare wheel and jack, riginal (not a copy) owners manual and related tags, nd it's original matching #'s 365/300HP 4 BBL V8 engine with only 42K original miles! There's no better example of GM's styling and engineering prowess than the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz - drive one like this particular example and you will see why - its hard to believe that this car was built over 58 years ago! In 1956 the Cadillac Seville two door coupe and the Eldorado Biarritz two door convertible were born and featured the massive grille and bullet noses with distinct shark fins unique just to the Eldorado that year and they were one of the highest priced cars of their day - and with good reason - fifties excess had virtually reached its peak with Cadillac boasting bigger cars with more chrome and larger fins than ever before! These cars bristled with the latest in modern appointments and had few rivals in the luxury market with a recession making owning one only for the very privileged elite with only 1, 00 Biarritz convertibles being built in 1957. Purchased from its most recent long-time southern California owner's estate with a stated and quite obvious 42, 86 original miles and obviously always garaged, covered and well maintained. The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely original, solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents whatsoever - obviously an always cherished 'Garage Queen' since new if there ever was one. The previous southern California owner had purchased the car in 9/2003 from a collector and reportedly long time owner. The car has a very striking and a very presentable older repaint in its original factory 'Black' color paint and the car boasts its mostly all original interior, including its original 'Light Red' leather seats trim showing only very mild and acceptable patina for its age, its original dashboard and door panels and with its correct original 'Black color (Code 2) power top having been replaced to original specification. All the original chrome is also in very presentable and quite exceptional condition and the car boasts its original and perfect fitting factory parade boot. The 365/300HP 4 barrel V8 engine with its matching # 5732037586 stamped on the front side of the crankcase above the water pump is original to the car and matches the engine tag on the door and is extremely strong and powerful and sounds absolutely magnificent and this particular car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be believed - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the car is an absolute pleasure to drive! All the options work as they should including all the power options, the power windows, power seats and the power top! The car boasts its original and virtually unblemished Sabre wheels including its original spare Saber wheel and jack in the truck, its original T3 Headlamps, original cylinder heads and from looking at the photographs you will see that you could literally eat your lunch off either the original engine or trunk compartments - the car is in quite unbelievable, unmolested and virtually all stock unrestored condition and in a virtual time warp, as good as the day it left the showroom floor in 1957! The car has its original 1957 owners manual, receiving tag, Autronic eye & Electric clock instruction tags which hung from these options when new, and most amazing of all, most of the car's original factory stickers still remain in place under the hood on the AC Crankhouse Breather, Windshield washer unit, Air cleaner, Trunk etc!Although rarely driven the car was obviously always well maintained and always garaged. Recent mechanical work at 42, 65 miles included:Remove & Replace BeltsRepair Left Header Pipe & Replace Rear Left MufflerRemove & Replace Heater HosesRemove & Replace Front Wheel Cylinders & Brake HosesRemove & Replace Rear Wheel CylindersOverhaul Master CylinderRemove & Replace Wheel BearingsThis is an extraordinarily rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and certainly local car show ready example of a mostly completely original 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, 1 of only 1, 00 of these rare luxury convertibles built in 1957, in absolutely stunning driving and looking condition with only 42K undocumented but stated and quite believable original miles since new!For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours. WEST COAST CLASSICS, LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics, LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required DMV licensing, smog, documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country, the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading, otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale: Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is, where is’ condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1, 00 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay’s Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer, cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1, 00 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time, the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again, please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles, especially classic and older vehicles, are by definition unique and complex and their condition, for better or worse, must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. Good luck and thanks for your interest!