34,300 Miles 365/305HP V8 Automatic2 Dr Hardtop
Price: US $49,500.00 Item location: Torrance, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Cadillac
- Model: Eldorado
- Type: 2 Dr Hardtop
- Trim: --
- Year: 1956
- Mileage: 34300
- VIN: 5662049420
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 365/305HP V8
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: --
- Interior color: Blue
- Options: --
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1956 Cadillac Eldorado --West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional and great daily driving example of this mostly all original 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Seville (1 of only 3,900 models built in total for '56) in very striking original factory 'Bahama Blue Metallic' (color code 94) paint and with it's original and quite gorgeous condition 'Blue Florentine Pattern Cloth & Blue Leather' (trim code 53) interior, optional Gold Grille with matching Gold cast Anodized aluminum Sabre-Spoke wheels, winged hood mascot ribbed chrome door saddles as in 1955, wide angles gold 'V' in the center of the trunk lip, Cadillac script on the gold front grille, Eldorado Seville script nameplate on front fenders and with rare and highly desirable factory specifications and options including Autronic eye automatic headlight dimmer, rear air vents, power steering, power brakes, power windows, 6-way power driver seat, very rare factory air conditioning with the last year of the air conditioning unit to be trunk-mounted and therefore these rare air conditioned 1956 models were the last models to have the round air-intake appendages atop each rear quarter panel and are easily distinguishable from the non-air conditioned models (and an almost unaffordable even for the top-of-the-line Cadillac buyer $540 option in '56!), heater and defroster and ventilation system, original Signal-seeking with pre-selector radio and antenna, back-up lights, power trunk release, original spare wheel and jack and it's original 'Power Pack' dual Quad 4 Barrel 'Carter' Carburetor 365/305HP V8 engine with a reported and believed to be 34K original miles!
There's no better example of GM's styling and engineering prowess than the 1956 Cadillac Eldorado - drive one like this particular example and you will see why - its hard to believe that this car was built over 63 years ago! In 1956 the Cadillac Seville two door coupe was born and this is one of the only 3,900 total cars built. The 1956 model featured the massive grille and bullet noses with distinct shark fins unique just to the Eldorado that year. The 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Seville was priced at exactly the same price as its cousin the Biarritz convertible at $6,556 and was one of the highest priced cars of its 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.
Recently purchased from a southern California collector/owner; the car has an older original factory 'Bahama Blue Metallic' color repaint which is now thinning in some places but still overall quite presentable with it's original matching 'Blue Florentine Pattern Metallic Cloth & Blue Leather' seats and trim interior in very nice condition throughout with it's original headliner and matching Blue carpets all in quite exceptional for their age and in mostly completely original specification condition throughout. All the chrome is also in absolutely exceptional condition as is the complimenting original factory color White Hardtop roof.
The original 365 dual quad 4 barrel V8 engine and the transmission were reportedly rebuilt by it's previous owners and this particular car therefore drives accordingly, that is absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be fully appreciated - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the car is an absolute pleasure to drive! The car boasts its original spare wheel and jack in the truck and from looking at the photographs you can see how clean the engine compartment is and all the power options are working as they should.
This is an extraordinarily rare opportunity to own a great daily driving example of a mostly completely original 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Seville with every virtually available factory option installed including extremely rare factory air conditioning which would make an excellent candidate to fully restore for the Cadillac collector or simply a great daily driving survivor for any Cadillac or American classic car enthusiast!