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1961 Cadillac Eldorado

1961 Cadillac Eldorado

Along with a reduction in horsepower from 345 to a still ample 325 bhp, 1961 brought a substantial reduction in the Eldorado's price. At $6477, this year's Biarritz was $924 cheaper than its 1960 counterpart, though that, still represented a premium of more than $1000 above the less prestigious Series 62 convertible. One almost had to look for the nameplate to distinguish the Biarritz from other Cadillacs. Yet even if it had lost much of its former distinction, this remained a top-quality automobile characterized by such luxury touches as a premium interior lined with ostrich-grain leather. Production rose slightly, presumably in response to the reduced price, but the '61 was hardly cause for excitement.


1961 Cadillac Eldorado c/o Vince Riches

1961 Cadillac Eldorado c/o Vince Riches


Model No.Style No.Body TypeSeatFactory PriceShipping WeightProduction Total
Biarritz Convertible

Biarritz Convertible

6$64772184 kg1,450


TypeV-8 - Overhead valves
BlockCast iron block
Displacement6.384 Liters
Bore and stroke101.6mm x 98.4mm
Compression ratio10.5:1
Brake horsepower325 hp @ 4800 rpm
Power242 kW @ 4800 rpm
BearingsFive main bearings
Valve LiftersHydraulic valve lifters
CarburetionRochester four-barrel Model 701930


ModelWheelbaseOverall LengthFront TreadRear TreadTiresExhaust
Eldorado3289mm5639mm  8.20 x 15Single


Air conditioning$474
Autronic Eye$46
Cruise Control$97
Door guards on two-door$4
Electric door locks on two-door$46
E-Z-Eye Glass$52
Pair of fog lamps$43
License plate frame$6
Six-way power seat$85-113
Power windows$85
Power vent windows$73
Radio with rear speaker$16
Radio with remote control$247
Remote control trunk lock$59
Five white sidewall tire size 8.20 x 15 four-plystandard
Permanent anti-freeze -20°$8
Permanent anti-freeze -40°$9
Accessory groups A and B included mostly the same features as 1960 at the combined total of individual prices listed above

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