• Introduction of Japanese die cast miniature car toy, Tomica

Eldorado Biarritz is the finest open car that Cadillac had manufactured and sold.

CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ

 

The above picture is Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz of die cast miniature car toy “Tomica Premium”, which was released by TOMY COMPANY,LTD on January 20, 2018 in Japan.

In the 1950s, Cadillac announced the new models of Eldorado one after another equipped with gorgeous exterior and the latest technology at that time.

Especially, the 1959 model with huge tail fins is a model that became the symbol of the rich America, this miniature car toy reproduces the 1959 type convertible model of the brilliant pink color.

 

 

CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ FRONT VIEW

Cadillac Eldorado adopted the bumper-integrated front grill called “Dagmar bumpers” which used chrome plating extensively.

This die cast miniature car reproduces the front grill of chrome plating by the under part of the chassis side .

It is painted with shiny silver color and finished to the moderate level.

 

On the other hand, the emblem part or the left and right lines of the bonnet are painted with silver color different from the Dagmar bumpers.

This silver paint is weaker in gloss than the grill side, and the texture is inferior.

The same silver paint is used also on the edge of the front window, and it does not feel high-class feeling like the actual car that had used the chrome plating.

 

Tomica premium usually uses the clear resin in the headlight part.

Eldorado Biarritz of 1959 type adopted the dual headlamp.

This miniature car toy expresses the dual headlamp by the shape of die-casting and painted in silver, and it is a little disappointing finish.

 

 

CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ SIDE VIEW

The silver emblem of “ELDORADO” was installed behind the front tire of Eldorado Biarritz.

This die cast miniature car toy reproduces the emblem by printing.

 

Tomica Premium accurately reproduces the wheel shape of each car.

Eldorado Biarritz was equipped with the quite unique wheel.

This die cast miniature car reproduces the wheels well, including the state where half of the rear wheel is hidden in the body.

In addition, by painting the side part of the tire in white, it expresses “White wall tire”.

Tires and wheels are finished in the atmosphere fairly close to the actual car.

 

Since Eldorado Biarritz is a convertible, the interior part looks well.

At the seat part of this miniature car toy, the separately molded white part is used, assuming the actual car.

Although contrasting with the black dashboard is good, compared to the body made of zinc alloy, the texture is not so well.

 

 

CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ REAR VIEW

The 1959 type of Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was equipped with the huge tail fin.

This miniature car toy reproduces the flashy tail fin and the characteristic taillight by the shape of die-casting.

The tail light part is finished with red paint.

 

 

 

 

The scale of this die cast miniature car toy is 1/75, and the actual size is about 76 mm.

CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ SCALE

 

 

 

【About actual CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ】

 

Cadillac is a luxury car brand deployed by General Motors of the American automaker.

Eldorado is the finest luxury car among the Cadillac cars, and the legendary golden city “El Dorado” is the origin of the car name.

Biarritz shows that it is a convertible model, and is famous as a car symbolizing 1950’s America.

 

Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz of the die cast miniature car introduced on this page is a 1959 model.

It is designed with the image of a jet fighter and rocket, and a huge tail fin and a tail light which imaged the jet injection port are very characteristic.

In addition to this, a lot of eye-catching items are adopted, such as a bumper grille with chrome plating and a white wall tire.

On the other hand, it is equipped with a lot of latest technology at the time such as air suspension and power steering.

 

 

■ Specifications of CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ 1959 model

[Overall length] 5,703 mm

[Overall width] 2,038 mm

[Overall height] 1,435 mm

[Vehicle weight] 2,348 kg

[Driving method] FR

[Engine] 6.4-liter V-type 8-cylinder OHV

[Maximum power] 347 HP

[Transmission] 4-speed Hydra-Matic