1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz had a style and personality unto itself. To say that the fins, or indeed the vehicle itself, was ‘large’ is perhaps an understatement. The modern V8 engine pushed all two-and-a-half tons of the Eldorado to speeds of up to 120mph. The year 1959 saw the appearance of gas-filled shock absorbers, and cruise control, for the first time on a production Cadillac. The production model of this vehicle sold for a whopping $7401, a small fortune at the time. This model is seen as the quintessential ‘big fin’ convertible, with chrome and leather everywhere. Its high price tag led to low sales, and as a result, the car is extremely collectible.