Author Topic: New Member- Need help, how many 1957 Eldorado Biarritz came in triple green?  (Read 993 times)

Offline Classic Car Room

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  • Name: Dave Jendro
Hi,

Thanks everyone for letting me join forum. I have a 1957 Eldorado Biarritz and wanted to find out how many of the 1800 made came in triple green (Elysian Green). I believe that is the same colors as the first 57 Biarritz made.

This is info on my trim tag:
Trim- 17 Y -  Lt Green Metallic Leather; same sidewalls
Paint- 96 - Elysian Green Metallic
Top- 9 -  Elysian Green

Or does anyone know who to contact to find out or if there is more information somewhere on the web.
I really appreciate any help or knowledge shared.

Thanks, Dave
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Offline Chuck Patton

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Hello Dave

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Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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HI, Welcome,

Unfortunately, there is no paper trail for the information you wanted at this late date. GM did keep specs on color preferences, but not this long. Even using interns typing on a  "no pay" basis, this sort of "make-work" was not something that they considered worth keeping. That persons such as we would be interested fifty nine years after the fact would probably have been a source of great amusement to them.

At one time, I owned a "regular" 1957 Cadillac convertible and enjoyed it greatly. I also had a good friend who had an auto just like yours, although I never saw it up close enough to see the interior and can't remember the top color. It was in the Lafayette, Indiana area and the era would have been in the 1970s.

Again, welcome to the Forum. BW.
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Offline Walter Youshock

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Welcome!  The only way to add them up would be to scour every build sheet and add up the Elysian green Biarritzs.  Matt Larson took on such a task to document the 1953 Eldorados.

It seemed to be a rather popular Eldorado color that year.
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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As it happens, a 3x Elysian Green '57 Biarritz happens to reside here in NE PA.

Welcome to the CLC Forum.
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Offline Quentin Hall

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I believe I saw FW 2, ie body number 2, years ago in California. It too was triple green. So there first two Biarritzs were this combo. I do love this combo. . . Nearly as good as Starlight Silver with all red interior and a black top.
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Offline Classic Car Room

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  • Name: Dave Jendro
Thanks everyone for you help and information.

I really would love to restore this Biarritz but it takes a lot of time and money, neither of which I have a lot of right now. So I decided to sell the car so at least it will get restored to its original beauty instead of being put aside for years. Also selling this car will help me build my 1957 Coupe DeVille. This way I can continue to concentrate on building my furniture business, Classic Car Room. I would be willing to build this car to any level someone wanted like metal work, put in primer, or even paint. I have over 30 years body shop experience and also owner.

This is a rare car and deserves to be restored correctly. So I have listed on ebay item #332018303354. Anyone with interest please contact me.

Thanks, Dave
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I believe I saw FW 2, ie body number 2, years ago in California. It too was triple green. So there first two Biarritzs were this combo. I do love this combo. . . Nearly as good as Starlight Silver with all red interior and a black top.
Quentin, FWIW Body No. 2 was at our recent dealer show and it is indeed restored, looking beautiful. Owner claims it is a twin to body No. 1.
 
Many years ago I did a survey of 150+ surviving CLC cars (Biarritz and Seville) based on their data plates. It was not scientific because it was not necessarily a  representative sample. Cars painted Olympic White, Black and Dakota Red comprised about 50% of the survivors.
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Legend has it that for a time, the first Cadillac off the line in a model year was always an EBZ, and always in green.

I've never been able to verify how true that is but #1 '59 EBZ is Hampton Green.
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Offline wrefakis

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body number 1 and 2 on 59 Eldo are both triple green
1 chassis 59e000010
2 chassis  59e004372 4362 cars later

body 3 & 4 identical silver with white buckets
3 chassis 1727
4 chassis 1668 only 59 cars apart!

Offline Quentin Hall

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I believe i read somewhere that the green presented well in black and white print magazine and newspaper advertising.
53 Eldo #412.
53 Eldo #433
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