1964 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ
The Cadillac Eldorado is a personal luxury car that was manufactured and marketed by Cadillac from 1952 to 2002 over ten generations. Competitors and similar vehicles included the Lincoln Mark series, Buick Riviera, Oldsmobile Toronado and Chrysler's Imperial Coupe.
Why This Car Is Special
The Eldorado was at or near the top of the Cadillac line during early model years. The Eldorado Biarritz convertible is considered the top of the Eldorado line ny many.
Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, dual back up lights, windshield washer, dual speed wipers, wheel discs, outside rearview mirror, oil filter, whitewall tires, and remote control trunk lock. Rubberized front and rear coil springs replaced the trouble prone air suspension system.
Our Caddy has the performance improvements a Biarritz has including a larger V8 engine that was the dominant changes for the model run in 1964. Comfort Control, a completely automatic heating and air conditioning system controlled by a dial thermostat on the instrument panel, was introduced as an industry first. The engine was bumped to 429 cu in, with over 300 hp. Performance gains from the new engine showed best in the lower range, at 20 to 50 mph traffic driving speeds. A four-barrel induction systems was now the sole power choice and the engine is backed by an automatic transmission.
The engine sits in a very restored bay that looks period correct and just as it did when it left the factory with all the factory air cleaners, valve covers, and accessories.
The beautiful white bucket seat interior looks as good as the engine and the exterior paint with its great door panels, chrome on the dash, center console, vanity mirror, power windows, 6-way power bucket seats, power vent windows, black carpet, wood grain accents, and remote control trunk lock.
Our Caddy's Firemist Red Metallic paint on the great body saw a lot of new features in 1964. It got a different grille that slanted back towards both the bumper and the hood lip, along the horizontal plane, and sat between dual headlamps. New forward slanting front pillars with non-wraparound windshield glass were seen. The Eldorado Biarritz featured front series designation scripts and a lower body "skeg" trimmed with a thin three quarter length spear molding running from behind the front wheel opening to the rear of the car.
The Caddy runs on great period correct tires with the factory Caddy wheel covers and drives and handles like a big Cadilac should.
The Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz we have here at Skyway Classics is a great fully restored Cadillac that can be driven with confidence and enjoyed by all at the cruises and shows. It was the 17th consecutive year for the Cadillac tail fins with a new fine-blade design carrying on the tradition for the cars and will be recognized by any purist who sees it.
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- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 429 V8
- Body Color
- Firemist Red Metallic
- Interior Color
- White / Red
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console