: 1977 Eldorado Biarittz

02-17-13, 02:41 AM
Does anybody have information regarding a chrome front bonnet piece that fitted on the bonnet above the grill? This was possibly an option.
When it was fitted you do not see the block Eldorado word on the front of the bonnet.
I cannot find this option listed on any original dealer brochures and so far have not seen it on countless photographs that i have googled.
I have however seen it on a 1977 Eldorado Biarittz that I am interested in purchasing.

02-17-13, 08:48 AM
I don't actually Know but I always viewed those as some aftermarket item and not an actual cadillac part, I've seen different variations. You may have to shop a while on ebay for one, and then maybe have it rechromed. I also think they might be a bit abusive to the car the way they fit, causing rust from water collection and scratching. I don't know if I'me correct on this but its my opinion,

02-17-13, 07:59 PM
Thanks for replying unautherized. This Eldorado Biarittz has this fitted already and appears to be to be in good order. No rust or damage and very neat fit. My concern is that it may not be a genuine option and you are thinking the same.
The fact that the ELDORADO wording is not on the front bonnet does concern me,otherwise this is a Cadillac in very tidy condition and very nice to drive.
Can anyone else shed some light on this accessory? Thanks.
Will try and put a photo up. Not sure how.

02-18-13, 07:24 AM
Its just my opinion, But I think the eldo biarritz had enough chrome and flash anyway without adding things like that, They look best and are better appreciated the way they where born. would be cool to see a photo if you could figure it out, I had troubles the first time also.

02-18-13, 10:24 AM
This was an aftermarket piece, not a Cadillac supplied part.

02-18-13, 09:05 PM
Thanks for replying guys. Appreciate the feedback. Looks like I will not buy this one. Shame though it is very nice.
Will still try and post a photo if anyone can help. Thanks.

02-19-13, 07:21 PM
This is the chrome bonnet piece I was referring to. Thanks for all your help.

cadillac kevin
02-19-13, 07:57 PM
This is the chrome bonnet piece I was referring to. Thanks for all your help.

That appears to be a rolls royce style grille cap...not a factory part (but they were dealer installed)

02-19-13, 08:58 PM
Not factory.....but absolutely no reason to pass on a good car! Easily removed, just allow some money for buying a replacement grill. Those screw on from under the hood and as long as paint is good under it is easly swapped back. IIRC it is six screws that the PO should be glad to let you pull off to check the paint condition.