1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

Fins were getting smaller and 1964 was the last year they would appear on a Cadillac.  It actually meant a sleeker, more clean look resulting in a beautiful car.  You can see those lines on this 1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible in Firemist Red. A color only available on the Eldorado.

With this car not being as flamboyant as Eldorados of the past, it makes this car a much more timeless, refined classic.

1964 Eldorado Convertible

Last year for fins

Not only were there only 1,870 of these cars ever made but this one has only 54,000 original miles on the clock. Now, that's got to be something special.

Another visual clue indicating this is an Eldorado Biarritz is the lack of fender skirts.

1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

side view

Cadillac were confident that the Eldorado was the most glamorous car in the world with interiors that used the finest leather in the world. There were eight color choices available and a center console and bucket seats were optional (at $188).

1964 Cadillac Eldorado Interior

White leather interior

Power comes from a 429 cubic inch V8 producing 340 horsepower this is paired with a Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. This extrememly reliable transmission is still highly regarded today.

The Eldorado Biarritz is 223.5" long with a 129.5" wheelbase and is 79.7" wide.

As you would expect from a luxury car like this the brakes, steering, windows and seats are all powered and were standard features. Even the vent windows are powered!

Cadillac made just 1,870 Eldorado Biarritz Convertibles for 1964 at a base price of $6,630. This was around $1,000 more than the standard convertibles allowing the car to have more luxurious trim and more standard features. You did have to pay for the AM radio though which would have cost the original owner $165 with the rear speaker.

Other extras this car enjoys are: Automatic Climate Control air conditioning at $495, power door locks ($46) , cruise control ($97 - although currently not functioning on this car).

This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

Recommended Reading

Cadillac: The Tailfin Years

Cadillac: The Tailfin Years by Robert J Headrick Jr

This book covers one of the most recognizable and most loved period in Cadillac history. Covering from 1948 to 1964.

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