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Garage / Barn Find 1957 Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NICKEYCHEVY60, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. I can not believe I got so lucky on this.I found out about this car in 1999.It has been stored in a guys garage since 1984.All he said was it was a 1957 Cadillac I had to walk on eggshells every time I mentioned the car to him since he was so secretive about it.I hadn't seen him for a few years as I had moved out of state.After returning I bumped into him one day and was telling him about my cars. He liked what I was doing & since one of mine was gold and also a 57, and an Eldorado AND a convertible and that I should have his.Now this was last year. I finally got to see it. I was smitten. It took a few months to work out a deal. Then a few more to get a deposit together. Well as of Jan. 31 it is now in my garage. I have it running & so far everything works but the dash lights & the convertible top motor. Paint is nice except for a few chips. It was originally blue and a single quad.We bled the brakes and one cylinder is frozen. I will post more as I go thru it.
     

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  2. Ocean56
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    from Michigan

  3. Nice car! Its awesome he felt that you were worthy to have it.
     
  4. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
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    from vail az

    Right place,,,,Right time,,,,,,,,Right on..
    Good for you.
     
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  5. dirt t
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    I had a 58 just like it. It had 2 4's. Great find congrats
     
  6. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
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    glad to see you got it
     
  7. nowaxn5
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    Beautiful car, pure class
     
  8. 60 Belair
    Joined: Feb 19, 2006
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    lucky guy! Congrats on the Caddy, looks like its in pretty good shape.
    60 belair
     
  9. Doctor Detroit
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    Ohmigod... that is awesome. It's nice to see they are still hiding here in the midwest.
     
  10. papajohn
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  11. WOW X 2..... love those old caddies and yours is a gem. congrats.
     
  12. 40FordGuy
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    More drooling.................. Beautiful !


    4TTRUK
     
  13. bill s preston esq
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    WOW!! that is awesome.
     
  14. bill s preston esq
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    also love that color. been thinking of doing my wagon in gold when it's to that point.
     
  15. 49ratfink
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  16. Gotgas
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    Gotgas
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    from DFW USA

    That is amazing. My favorite Hamb 'score' ever! You lucky dog!
     
  17. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
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    Wow!! Nice score.
     
  18. HotRodToomer
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    Now see, I love my Cadillac to death...
    ...But between Nads & Nickey finding these gems, I feel like mines a turd.

    Very nice score!!
     
  19. battersea boys
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    did ya get the hard boot, nice car....
     
  20. servi53
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    simply gorgeous
     
  21. a bloke
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    Very cool - congrats on getting that one.
     
  22. Deadbird
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
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    Wow. Now that is the car that would make my son forget all about his Ford!

    Congrats.
     
  23. Thank you for the kind words. Persistence wins this time. Battersea,no I didn't get the boot.Though I did get a lot of extra parts,old & nos with it including a spare engine.
     
  24. belair
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    congrats. Are those the original wheels?
     
  25. cobra_4
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    2x4's :eek: that breather is worth a mint let alone the rest of it, sweet find!
     
  26. As far as I know they were an option,Kelsey Hayes Sabres,,as a lot of these cars I've looked at had these,wires or hubcaps.
     
  27. It is missing 3 of the center caps and the exhaust outlet inserts.
     
  28. jazzfidelity
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    very nice, enjoy!
     

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