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#27416 of 29625 Re: That stunning '61 Caddy did not sell... [stickguy]
Jan 01, 2013 (4:33 pm)
I have a friend whose parents had new '56, '60, '65, '67, '70, and '73 Caddy sedans and '76 and '78 Sevilles. My friend's Mom (who recently passed) was a tiny little lady...probably not even five feet tall. He said she used to always say, even later, how she liked their '60 Cadillac, which was a flat-top sedan, as she "...could really see out of it". I can't imagine her even driving a car that large!
#27417 of 29625 Re: That stunning '61 Caddy did not sell... [uplanderguy]
Jan 01, 2013 (4:41 pm)
That car does have amazing visibility. Just look at it in that pic! Even thinner pillars than my old car, too. So unlike the blind spot monsters of today.
My grandma had a downsized FWD big Olds in the 80s, and she liked that car a lot, because the trunk was low, which made reversing easy. Her next cars (2x Taurus) always had her complaining about visibility.
#27418 of 29625 Re: That stunning '61 Caddy did not sell... [stickguy]
Jan 01, 2013 (6:05 pm)
but it does have a goofy roofline!
Have some mercy - it was the fifties
I think that flat top roof line worked best on the Impala.
Jan 03, 2013 (12:00 pm)
Out my home office window just now, a pale green '62 or '63 Chevy truck cab-with-stake bed. Saw evidence of an unpainted repair at the bottom of the LR front fender, but other than that, moved smartly up our street. Never seen it around before. It had the wraparound windshield, but I didn't notice the location of the front fender series nameplate, which would have told me for sure the year.
One of those vehicles some might say, "Who would want one?", but there it was, zipping up the salt-covered streets of Kent, OH, 50 years old or darn close.
#27420 of 29625 Re: Spotted... [uplanderguy]
Jan 03, 2013 (1:21 pm)
At one time, I thought about trying to find an older 60's truck to replace my '85 Silverado with Only problem is, it seemed like they were either overly-restored/resto-modded, or in much worse shape than my '85, but nothing in between.
#27421 of 29625 Re: Spotted... [uplanderguy]
Jan 03, 2013 (1:54 pm)
LR= "lower right", but I didn't make that very obvious!
#27422 of 29625 Buick convertible...
Jan 03, 2013 (5:14 pm)
I found myself behind a very nice black over black Buick Electra convertible of mid 70s vintage (w antique plates). I got a good look as the old duffer driving it (original owner?) was doing 20 in a 25 zone. I'd say it was in good number two condition spoiled only by small wheels with snap on fake wires.
Needless to say I passed him like he was standing still.
#27423 of 29625 Re: Buick convertible... [andys120]
Jan 03, 2013 (6:37 pm)
That'd be a LeSabre most likely, andys. The '70 Electra was the last Electra convertible.
#27424 of 29625 Re: Buick convertible... [uplanderguy]
Jan 03, 2013 (6:40 pm)
Well I didn't see a model name or count the portholes but it looked pretty spiffy for a LeSabre.
Jan 03, 2013 (7:49 pm)
Spotted a dark blue late 2002 (big bumpers) with sliding metal sunroof.