Cadillac Biarritz Convertible Daddy’s Caddy - Buy a Print Now ~:0)
The 1956 Cadillac Biarritz Convertible pictured here is known as Daddy’s Caddy in our neck of the nape. That nape being the Texas Hill Country and surrounding counties. Heck! We don’t leave anyone out when it comes to good looking rides – even flat-landers! And let’s face it. This ’56 is spectacular to say the least. Doesn’t everybody hear the strains of “Moonglow” sung by Michael Bublé whilst gawking at this bewdy of a Caddy? ~:0)
Way out one the sea aptly describes the ride in this Cadillac Biarritz Convertible. The road spreads out before the car as in submission to its weight and elegance. Cadillac has always known the secrets of the top down rods. Their convertibles are substantial and perform to perfection. Well – until they break – like anything else. But I must share I’ve yet to come across one that was slack. Willing would be a word I would use to describe Daddy’s Caddy top down. Top Up I would have to add – Imperial – private – cozy – to the list of complementary terms for this Cadillac.
And how ’bout that paint! It’s deep! It’s candy sweet! It is Lush. Sorta ties the whole image together. The craftsmen at the paint-shop must have polished the Cadillac til they could see my house in it. U know – ’56 was the first year in long yonks of time that saw the engine size increased. Noticeably more oomph on the trail in this Cadillac Biarritz Convertible than in earlier iterations of the ride. ~:0)
Ever wonder what might happen if the folks that made this ’56 Cadillac Biarritz Convertible would resurrect it for today’s market. I’m not talking about just bringing back a name b/c that’s certainly still around. I’m talking about making a car that is as visually stimulating as Daddy’s Caddy as a contemporary ride. It would be fantastic. Big Understatement yeh! ~:0)
Nice rack-n-pinion steering with modern suspension would advance the roadability. And even though Cadillac updated the Hydro-matic used in the 1956 models – can’t help but know that a nice six-speed automatic transmission would do no harm to the drivability of a revamped ’56 styled Caddy. Mmmm – can almost taste it – or smell it – or whatever the visceral response to some intelligent re-think on the slab-sided clones plying the roads today. ~:0)
Let’s have cars that look like something! And let’s have ‘em at prices U crazed lot out there can afford! Yeah!! Right!! Let’s go get um!!! – Ha! Guess we’ll have to make um ourselves. Maybe that’s best. Rather have me tinkering with a car than the mass-producers and nannies - eh? And I mean that in the nicest way – - – Really! Let’s go cruising! ~:0) VivaChas!