Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, One sweet ride in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Here is a 57 Fairlane 500 I got in my shop yesterday, the owner found me through an article I ...
Here is a 57 Fairlane 500 I got in my shop yesterday, the owner found me through an article I wrote in Old Cars Weekly. The problem was overspray, not sure if it was airborne or introduced when it was painted. After claying it, the finish turned out like glass, add my polish and sealant, words don't describe. Gary
That's a retractable hard top convertible, isn't it? Had one (in black) in 1960.
Although the top was a marvel (for its time) to watch, the car was very expensive (again, for its time) and was selling for almost the price of a Cadillac. In addition, the trunk had very little space and mine always froze in cold weather so that I couldn't get the trunk lid up without running hot air over it first.
I know I'm showing my age, but I was young when the 50's and 60's cars were new. I will admit the styling was exciting and changed almost yearly. I think today's cars pale in comparison to the styles of that era. That being said, though we "ooo" and "aaa" when we see those cars today, we tend to forget really how bad they were. Other than some of them going from stop light to stop light quickly, try to get them to stop! Try to get them to turn! Try to keep them from rusting out! It's no wonder as a young man I traded every two years. Most of the cars were junk by then! They "don't make them like they used to?" Thank God they don't!