Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
of the Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz is the most well-known Cadillac Eldorado. Its tail fin was the largest of its time and also later with scarcely a meter height no larger more was built. There was the Biarritz in three variants: As two-door Coupe „de Ville “, as likewise two-door Cabrio and as four-door hard Top. The car was in all versions 6m long, 2m broad and over 2 tons heavy. Further by Cadillac the variant „Fleetwood 75 “ built which with 7 m extremely long was.
The verbeitetste variant is the six Sitzer. Rare are vehicles with a single seat in front.
The Cabrio with 345 HP was the strongest variant, the other models had 20 HP less. Gasoline consumption was however with all variants enormous, the 1970er of the Eldorados variants used about 30 litres premium fuel per 100 kilometers, the consumption of the Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz with their V8-Motor was accordingly. On straight lines distance the vehicle achieved about 185 km/h, the unsatisfactory suspension and the high weight gave it however the handling of a boat. Many automobile testers called the Biarritz because of its self-willed handling also couch on Wheels, (sofa on wheels). The sedan has to fight most strongly with this problem.
The vehicle had beside that already actually luxuriösen standard with automatic seats, electrical hood opening, automatically dippable headlights, mandatory power steering, automatic covers in case of the Cabrios and electrical window lifters each only erdenkliche extra. That made it three times as expensive as the cheapest Chevrolet of the same yearly. The ElDorado Biarritz is today one most well-known and with old timer - collecting tanks of one the most popular and is considered as the most beautiful American car, which it gave ever.
The Cabrio of the Eldorado Biarritz is the most well-known model of the series. One brings this cars with persons such as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe in connection, which trusted much in him. By the Cabrio only 1,320 units were built nevertheless, from which today still 585 copies officially admits are.
all technical data in the overview
- type: Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
- production: 11,130
- body: Two-door Sechssitzer
- building method: X-Rahmenfahrwerk/Stahlaufbau
- achievement: 325/345 HP with 4800 rpm
- engine: 6.3/8.1 l V8
- transmission: GM Hydra Matic Dreigang mechanism
- chassis: Screw suspension with Freon pneumatic spring action
- brakes: Hydraulic drum brakes
- maximum speed: 189 km/h
- 0-100 km/h: 10.7 s
- consumption: 35.7 l/100 km (over it one should be silent better.)