: The Last Year For Cadillacs With Minimal Plastic?



Fleet
03-15-10, 11:59 PM
I am curious as to what others think.

I am wondering what was the last year that Cadillacs had minimal plastic in the interior. Meaning dash, door panels, etc.

I do know that plastic gradually increased year by year, but I would say that the 1966 model year was the last year that the interior was mostly metal and/or wood, with little plastic.

77CDV
03-18-10, 12:52 AM
I think 1964 would be the last year for minimal plastic. It increases slowly each year after that.

Fleet
03-20-10, 05:11 AM
Well, your cut-off year is close to mine.

Too bad the plastic increased each year. If only Cadillac had held off until the late '70s or so.

I sure wish my '76 Limo had real wood on the inside.

77CDV
03-22-10, 02:23 PM
The plastiwood is more durable than the thin veneers they used previously. So, the "wood" in your limo likely looks better than in a comparable older limo with real wood.

Fleet
03-23-10, 05:22 PM
The plastiwood is more durable than the thin veneers they used previously. So, the "wood" in your limo likely looks better than in a comparable older limo with real wood.
That is a good point. The wood in a friend's '66 Fleetwood Brougham is faded quite a bit in certain areas.

The "wood" in my limo still is in good condition, especially in the rear compartment. Here is a photo to illustrate:
http://i44.tinypic.com/2m6x40l.jpg

77CDV
03-24-10, 02:06 AM
One day I need to ride in the back of one of those.

Fleet
03-24-10, 03:00 AM
One day I need to ride in the back of one of those.
You would really enjoy it! :yup:

Rich59
04-10-10, 12:36 PM
1964 was the last year, 1965 and up used lots of plastic.