By 1957, Cadillac was on to a good thing with its top-of-the-line Eldorado. Sales had been nearly doubling each year since 1953, and it seemed that the company had produced the impossible: a hot-selling, yet upmarket car. Combining aggressive good looks with solid performance, it’s easy to see why buyers flocked to the Eldorado and particularly coveted its convertible version, the Biarritz.
Cadillac designers tweaked an already popular formula in 1957 to smooth the so-called “chipmunk cheek” rear fenders of the Eldorado Biarritz, making the sharklike fins more pointed and graceful. Broad, sculptured body panels and a three-section front bumper added to the car’s sleek styling.
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