1955 Cadillac Eldorado

For the Eldorado in 1955, Harley Earl introduced outrageous new 'Shark Fin' tail fins along with a newly available, upgraded dual four barrel, 270 HP version of its V8. The top-of-the-line Biarritz came with its premium engine along with new 'Saber-Spoke' aluminum wheels as standard equipment. The Biarritz Convertible is a superb example of why Cadillac was king and on the must-have list of everyone from Elvis to foreign dignitaries.

118,579 Cadillacs were produced in 1955 with 3950 of those being Eldorado Convertibles.


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1955 Cadillac Eldorado vehicle information

Sport Convertible Coupe
Designer: Harley Earl

The Cadillac Eldorado model was first unveiled in January of 1953, at the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Under the bonnet was a 270 horsepower engine with dual four-barrel carburetors. ....[continue reading]

1955 Cadillac Eldorado vehicle information

Sport Convertible Coupe
Designer: Harley Earl

1955 was the first year for 'rocket-ship' tail fins which became a styling feature for all Cadillac's through 1959. Original sticker price was $5,814. Production was limited to 3,950 Eldorados in 1955. It was the first year for dual 4-barrel carbur....[continue reading]

1955 Cadillac Eldorado vehicle information

Sport Convertible Coupe
Designer: Harley Earl

The 1955 Cadillac Eldorado got dramatic new rear end styling for 1955. Gone were the traditional fish tail fins, replaced by a pair of sweeping, pointed tail fins right off a rocket ship. This very flashy Cadillac convertible also had full rear wheel....[continue reading]

1955 Cadillac Eldorado vehicle information

Sport Convertible Coupe
Designer: Harley Earl

Chassis Num: 556214993

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....[continue reading]

Sport Convertible Coupe
 
Sport Convertible Coupe
 
Sport Convertible Coupe
 
Sport Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 556214993 

Related Reading : Cadillac Eldorado History

The Eldorado was a word with many meanings. It was chosen as the name to adore an upscale car that was built by Cadillac to celebrate its Golden Anniversary in 1952. Mary-Ann Zukosky, a secretary in the merchandising department, participated in a in-house competition and suggested the name. Eldorado was derived from the Spanish words el dorado meaning golden one. The name had first been used....
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