- A 1/18 scaled 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz by Maisto.

1/18 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

The Eldorado is one of my favorite 1/18 models because it's got a great price-benefit ratio and for me it's one of the most beautiful cars ever built.

On its rear the Eldorado's got its famous huge fins with the rocket styled taillights.

There's a lot of chrome on the Cadillac, especially on the front and the rear end, but also in-between.

There's a lot of chrome on the Cadillac, especially on the front and the rear end, but also in-between.

The engine is almost as beautiful as the car itself. It's very detailed on the model.

A typical colorful engine for that time.

A typical colorful engine for that time.

The interior's made just as nicely as the exterior and the engine. The steering wheel is as thin as it should be and there's a seperate plastic insert in the dashboard.

The elongated speedometer is a nice detail on the Eldorado's interior.

The elongated speedometer is a nice detail on the Eldorado's interior.

One very advanced feature of the Eldorado were its electrically adjustable seats. While they aren't powered by electricity on the 1/18 version, they are foldable in the same aslant way as on the original to make getting into the back more comfortable.

Even on the seats there's chrome.

Even on the seats there's chrome.

Opening the trunk you'll discover that most of the space is used by the covered spare wheel.

Practically probably wasn't a design criteria of the Eldorado Biarritz.

Practically probably wasn't a design criteria of the Eldorado Biarritz.

Considering the Biarritz is a two-door convertible there's tons of space inside.

On the interior the chrome keeps itself in moderation, but it is existent.

On the interior the chrome keeps itself in moderation, but it is existent.

The doors are as nicely detailed as the rest of the model, they've got several seperate plastic inserts.

Even the door light is a seperate plastic insert rather than just being painted on.

Even the door light is a seperate plastic insert rather than just being painted on.

Here are a few more shots showing the nice details on the Eldorado.

The wheels look really good.

The wheels look really good.

The beatiful collection of taillights.

The beatiful collection of taillights.

The collection of front lights is even bigger. Also the Eldorado has two grilles on the front (and one on the rear)!

The collection of front lights is even bigger. Also the Eldorado has two grilles on the front (and one on the rear)!

All opening parts are opened.

All opening parts are opened.

The Eldorado also has suspension springs and you can get all of that for the price of about 50€ (=$60). Beating this is not just difficult, I'd say it's pretty impossible. Or have you got a model that in your opinion has a better price-performance ratio? If yes, please share it in the comment section.

Thanks for reading and sharing your model with the best price-performance ratio!

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Comments (6)

  • Well done!

    Have you ever been to Graceland to see the King's pink Eldo?

      1 month ago
    • Thank you!

      Unfortunately I haven't been to Graceland yet. But I thought he only had a pink '55 Fleetwood. The '59 wasn't available in pink originally (but of course he could have repainted it).

        1 month ago
    • It's a 59 Eldorado with big tail fins. It's pink. I'm sure Elvis had it painted. But it's there. It's glorious.

      Do yourself the favor and head to Memphis. Beale Street and Sun studios as well. Good times.

        1 month ago
  • Excellent article, Excellent model! Well done!

      1 month ago
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