1955 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Convertible Coupe / 556214993 Vehicle Information

1955 Cadillac Eldorado photograph

1955 Cadillac Eldorado photograph

1955 Cadillac Eldorado1955 Cadillac Eldorado
Sport Convertible Coupe
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis #: 556214993
Sold for $65,000 at 2012 Worldwide - The Auburn Auction.
Sold for $125,000 at 2013 RM Auctions - St John's.
The Cadillac Eldorado, like its sister - the Buick Skylark and the Oldsmobile Fiesta, was shown to the public at GM's Motorama in 1953 as a limited-production convertible available for a high price and produced in limited numbers. Over the years, the price was lowered and the quantity was increased, and losing some of its 'custom' as compared to the original 1953. The rest of the Cadillac lineup was given modest changes while the 1955 Eldorado received new rear styling. This was the first production Cadillac to use the rocket-ship tailfins seen earlier on the La Espada and El Camino Motorama show cars. The tail fins would eventually appear on all Cadillac models, starting in 1958. At the base of the long tailfins, the round brake, turn signal and backup lights were paired in clusters.

Powering the Eldorados was a high-performance, 331 cubic-inch, V8 engine offering 270 horsepower through two 4-barrel carburetors while breathing through a gold-painted batwing air cleaner. New 'sabre Spoke' wheels appeared for the first time, highlighted by rear wheel openings without fender skirts.

The 1955 Cadillacs were introduced in November of 1954, once again setting a new production record of 140,777 units, of which 3,950 were the Eldorado Convertible. Before options, the Eldorado had a base price of $5,814.

This Eldorado Biarritz Convertible has been given a total restoration to factory-specification which was completed in the 2010s. It is finished in Bahama Blue and is equipped with a white power-operated top and newly installed contrasting blue and white leather interior. It has power steering, power brakes, power windows, a power seat, and a power top (all standard equipment).


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2013


2013 RM Auctions - St John's

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$125,000-$150,000 
Sale Price :
$125,000

2012 Worldwide - The Auburn Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$100,000-$120,000 
Sale Price :
$65,000

1955 Cadillac Eldorado Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 556279412
Sold for $110,000
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 5781WIS
Sold for $68,750
  2020 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale Arizona Auction
 
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $3,300
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $4,400
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 556208156
Sold for $55,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $45,100
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 556279412
Sold for $132,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 556282360
Sold for $41,800
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE CUSTOM 'ELMERADO'
Chassis#: 556282360
Sold for $82,500
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $47,000
  2016 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO
Sold for $73,500
  2015 McCormick's Auction # 59
 
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $76,000
  2015 Mecum : Houston
 
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $100,100
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $100,000
  2015 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 556279412
Sold for $126,500
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $53,000
  2013 Mecum : Schaumburg
 
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
Chassis#: 556214993
Sold for $125,000
  2013 RM Auctions - St John's
1955 Cadillac Eldorado image  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $85,000
  2013 Leake Car Auctions - Tulsa Ok
 
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Chassis#: 556263611
Sold for $170,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
 
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 556257701
Sold for $72,600
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Cadillac Eldorado's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2020 Mecum : Glendale$40,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2019 Mecum Portland$55,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible55621029552019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions $70,000$80,000
1955 Cadillac Eldorado5562856762019 RM Sothebys : Essen $85,000$115,000
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$80,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$80,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado 2017 Leake Auction : Dallas Fall$54,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado 2017 Leake Auction : Dallas Fall$35,000  
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO 2016 Leake Dallas Market Hall$37,000  
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO 2016 Leake Dallas Market Hall$37,000  
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO5562900052016 GPK Auctions Atlantic City$70,000  
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO5562900052016 GPK Auctions Atlantic City$70,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1955 Cadillac Eldorado5562646332015 Motostalgia Auction Austin Grandprix 2015 $85,000$105,000
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2015 Leake Auction Tulsa, OK$78,500  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2015 Hollywood Motors : Amelia Island Select   
1955 Cadillac Eldorado 2014 Leake Auction : Dallas$70,000  
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE 2014 Mecum Chicago$65,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions$50,000$70,000$90,000
1955 Cadillac Eldorado 2014 Leake Auction : Tulsa$76,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis   
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE 2014 Mecum Houston$65,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2012 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale, Fl$59,000$80,000$100,000
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2012 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee Florida$55,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2011 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction$53,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2010 Leake Car Auctions 38th Annual Leake Auto Auction Market Hall$51,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2009 Mecum Monterey Auction$75,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2009 Leake Auctions San Antonio Alamodome$42,000  
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale$85,000  

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