1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 1/32 Atlantis
Available - Ships in 3-5 Business Days.1/32 Scale. This kit comes from the old Amt/Revell tooling from the mid-1950's. Includes chrome plated parts and newly tooled glass windshield. Includes 2 figures, multi piece body and detailed engine and interior. Measures 7 inches long with 59 parts molded in white, chrome and clear. Skill level 2. Officially licensed from General Motors. Interesting facts about your Cadillac Eldorado The first Cadillac Eldorado made its appearance as a special hand-built show car that appeared at the GM Motorama in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1952. It was the Golden Anniversary of the Cadillac Automobile Company (formed in 1902) and the Eldorado name was derived from El Dorado, the famed Spanish lost city of gold.This car had many advance design characteristics which would later appear on Cadillac production cars and on those of other manufacturers as well. The panoramic windshield and jet-like exhaust stacks through the rear bumper are just two of the many features.The following year a few of these cars were made on a special order and incorporated the design features of the original Eldorado. In 1954, with demand growing, the Eldorado was distinguished now mainly by trim pieces, this allowed GM to lower the price and see a substantial increase in sales.The styling of the Eldorado was best described by comparing its functionally modern lines with those of the latest jet and rocket type aircraft of the time. With an overall length of 222.2 inches, a wheelbase of 129 inches, a width of 80 inches and height of 60.1 inches, the Cadillac Eldorado set an entirely new styling trend in the automobile design world.For 1956, a two-door hardtop coupe version was released, called the Seville, at which point the convertible was named the Biarritz.The overhead valve engine in the Cadillac Eldorado was carefully engineered to deliver the highest amount of power and performance with the greatest degree of fuel economy. Looking under the hood, you saw 2 air cleaners mounted in flying V fashion on 24 barrel carburetors for maximum engine performance.It is because of unchanging excellence in design and product over the past half century that Cadillac has popularly won a claim as the "Standard of the World".