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#369 of 378 Re: . [fintail]
Jun 10, 2013 (5:30 pm)
Now if it had that short-lived air suspension system from back then, it might have been pretty new when it "dropped".
#370 of 378 Re: . [berri]
Jun 11, 2013 (5:33 am)
Heck, I wouldn't allow something as beautiful as that 1958 Cadillac to die.
#371 of 378 Re: . [berri]
Jun 11, 2013 (9:52 am)
I posted that as much for the author as for the pic. When that book was printed, a 58 Caddy was just another junky used car that was way too thirsty for what people imagined in the future.
A 58 Caddy with air suspension would be pretty cool. The 58 Caddys wear the gingerbread better than other 58 GM cars.
Jun 11, 2013 (11:22 am)
The car matched the title--how could the author resist punning on the word "drops"?
Ah, that was a much simpler world back in the 1980s.
Jun 11, 2013 (2:34 pm)
Last Sat. evening I went to an annual 'cruise' in Mayfield Village, OH, where the typical draw is 800-1,000 cars and I'd say there definitely was that many. Beautiful weather. Two folks from our Ohio Region Studebaker Drivers' Club brought their '64 Daytona convertibles--one black, one white, both in beautiful shape--2 out of 703 production!
But what I'm posting about is--there was a '57 or '58 Cadillac Sixty Special where from about halfways down on the rear door, down and back, the car was entirely chrome! Even my friend with the '62 Coupe deVille said, 'too much chrome'. I'll have to look online for a pic to see if it was a '57 or '58. I'm thinking it had four headlights.
#374 of 378 Re: . [uplanderguy]
Jun 12, 2013 (7:49 am)
Did you see Wally and the Beaver while you were in Mayfield?
Jun 12, 2013 (2:24 pm)
I'll tell you, this part of Mayfield was way more congested than the Cleavers' street!
Jul 15, 2013 (1:14 pm)
A couple new additions to my hoard:
First, this Jag 3.8 - with these wheels and box, probably made in 1964. I already have one, but I got it for a decent price on a lucky bid, couldn't pass it up:
And a rarity I have wanted for some time. I spent a bit on it, but they only come around so often. A Ford Zodiac convertible, this model was introduced in 1957. But this variant is from the final production run, with this style box and silver wheels, probably in the second half of 1961. Not a lot of these out there:
These might be it for my toy cars of 2013.