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1/25, 1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Custom Classic.

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Hi !

Here is my very first Cadillac conversion, made a couple of years ago. JoHan only produced Eldorado Coupes from 1971 to 1976, so I took a old "76' Eldorado Rancher" kit to make this specific version. As 1978 would be the final year for the full sized Cadillac Eldorado,  I wanted to make the highest trim level. The "Custom Classic" was very distinctive with its 2 tones exterior body and also a duo-tone pillowed leather interior ( done with clay ). 2000 Classics have been built that year, only 25 with a sunroof, like my version. I unfortunately couldn't get the exact same colours at the time I built the model ( Arizona Beige and Demitasse Brown Metallic ) but I tried to get as close as I could. As she's my first conversion, some mistakes here and there..., like a missing  "Eldorado" script on the front edge of the hood. Rear bumper and taillights have been modified, as well as the rear window. Shock absorber fender and trunk lines sculpted. It was so fun to do though , but putting the 1mm black line decals on fenders ?....no so much ! ;) 

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I don't think anyone will be bothered by your omissions !! This model is spectacular. The detail is incredible and it looks so very real. For a first conversion I think it is spectacular !! 

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Beautiful work, the color combo compliments the car very well!!

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Wow, Jean-Philippe, you did a fantastic job.  I have never seen another attempt at the Custom Classic.  The stripes really make it look perfect.  Thanks for sharing your pics.

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I LOVE this! The 2-tone, the pin stripes, the detailing of the wheels - the whole effect is beautiful.

I have the '76 on my bench but it won't be nearly this interesting.

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Fantastic build and conversion work Jean- Philippe! Love to see your 69 Cadillac with the brocade interior.

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Oooooh! That is SUPER gorgeous! Just like I remember 'em with the half vinyl roof and all! :wub:

One of the last luxo barges!

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Oh, I like these. I sure hope manufacturers would come out with full size cars from the seventies. The represent a by gone era, in good and bad

You model is sweet! Nice choice of color

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21 hours ago, RomanII said:

This article about two identical 1978 Custom Classics has just appeared.  Imagine having two pristine examples of this car, each with less than 300 miles.  

 

https://barnfinds.com/ultra-low-mileage-two-1978-cadillac-eldorado-custom-biarritz-classic/

Yeah I saw the article yesterday, it's unbelievable !

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