1963 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible (LHD)
- Top of the range Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
- Outstanding condition
- 390 cu. in. V-8 engine; automatic transmission
- Beautiful Tuxedo Black with Red Leather interior
- Featuring air conditioning and Autronic Eye
- Power windows, steering and brakes
- Chrome wire wheels
- Shown at the 2017 Concours d’Elegance of America
- One of 1,825 built in 1963
As the Henry Ford Company failed in1 902, one Henry left and another, Henry Leland, arrived. Leland’s job was to sift through the remaining assets. He did and convinced investors they could still be a viable company using his proven one-cylinder engine. In honor of Leland’s distant ancestor and founder of Detroit, the company was rechristened the Cadillac Automobile Company. Precision manufacturing, reliability, and parts interchangeability became Cadillac’s hallmark. While perhaps hard to fathom today, the concept of interchangeable parts was a novel idea back then. Cadillac’s reputation grew as did the demand for more powerful cars. Cadillac’s introduction of V12 and V16 engines in 1930 kicked off a ‘cylinder was’ among American luxury. Passenger car production stopped during WWII as Detroit retooled to become the Arsenal of Democracy and eventually skyrocketed as the war ended.
In luxury, performance, and craftsmanship, the 1963 Cadillac Biarritz built upon the Cadillac heritage. General motors engineers further refined the brilliant styling, comfort and convenience features that had become expected. The iconic Cadillac tail fin was tapered down – soon to disappear forever. Under the hood was a much refined engine, lighter in weight, quieter and smoother than ever before. The precision engines were assembled in an air-conditioned environment to maintain a constant temperature to provide the most precise measurements.
This attention to excellence made Cadillac the Standard of the World, in design and technology. The Biarritz convertible model offered a dashing spirit of vitality and youth.