: What is the Quintessential Cadillac?



I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-04-05, 06:30 PM
When you hear the word "Cadillac" what is the first car that comes to mind?

For me, It's the 86-92 Brougham just like this:
http://i2.ebayimg.com/03/i/05/60/ed/dc_3.JPG

this one is even better because its triple black w/ wire wheel covers!
http://images.autotrader.com/images/2005/9/15/188/869/1794646398.188869275.IM1.MAIN.565x421_A.565x281.jp g

I chose the Brougham as the Quintessential Caddy because I always thought of Cadillac as "grandpa's car" and while my grandpa didnt own caddys, he owned Buicks. The first car I remember him in was the '83 Electra sedan he had, and the '83 Electras and the Broughams look alike. And I always thought Cadillacs should be HUGE, boxy (conservative designs) they should have tons of chrome, and lots of wood (fake or not) in the interior, plush leather seats, Rear Wheel Drive, and they should have wire rims, and the best color for Cadillac is black IMO.

Here's an '83 Electra sedan, I think my grandma's was the same color
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/10/web/286000-286999/286978_58_full.jpg

SpeedyArizona
11-04-05, 06:35 PM
The one that comes to mind is a 1959 Pink Cadillac Eldorado just like Elvis!

terrible one
11-04-05, 06:45 PM
The one that comes to mind for me is the '76 Eldorado...probably because I own one and spend every Saturday working on it.

ben72227
11-04-05, 06:58 PM
When I think Cadillac, I picture the Cadillac hood ornament on a late 70s/early 80s Deville. Then I look out the window and see my '80 Diesel Eldo and realize I have the furthest thing from the "quintissential" Cadillac there is...;)

Jesda
11-04-05, 07:16 PM
1930s Sixteen or the new DTS.

Sandy
11-04-05, 07:21 PM
http://www.smatarese.com/forum/sandy/P6250007.JPG

http://www.smatarese.com/forum/sandy/P6250004.JPG

A picture is worth 1,000 words.

terrible one
11-04-05, 07:30 PM
Beautiful!

ben72227
11-04-05, 07:46 PM
Sandy, those floor mats aren't the ones that came with the car, are they?:lildevil:

adam_mcd
11-04-05, 08:04 PM
early to mid 70s devilles and fleetwoods, and the new and old 16 cylinder models.

Adam
11-04-05, 08:23 PM
~The Cadillac of Cadillacs!~
The Cadillac that stands out among other Cadillacs is the Fleetwood... No automobile has so captured the admiration of luxury car buyers as the magnificent Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. Luxurious on the grand Cadillac scale, outstanding, even among Cadillacs.
Cadillac Advertisement


http://www.theautochannel.com/media/photos/cadillac/96_cadillac_fleetwood.gif

to me always has been, always will be.

CadillacSTS42005
11-04-05, 08:26 PM
Eldorado baby!!!

AlBundy
11-04-05, 09:39 PM
1984 Coupe Deville & the 1976 Eldorado.

Ralph
11-04-05, 10:10 PM
The Eldorado's from the early 1970s usually come to mind first. Though the 1959 vintage ranks pretty high on the list of quintessential Caddies.

Night Wolf
11-05-05, 12:36 AM
as others have said...

you can't talk Cadillac and leave out 1959. PERIOD. :)

davesdeville
11-05-05, 06:19 AM
59 anything, 71-78 Eldorado drop top, 75-76 Fleetwood Brougham.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-05-05, 09:07 AM
I'm pretty sure Bruce Springsteen's song "Pink Cadillac" is making reference to the '59's

slk230mb
11-05-05, 02:12 PM
The 1959 Eldorado Biarritz. Case Closed.

Pete Benson
11-05-05, 04:59 PM
http://www.smatarese.com/forum/sandy/P6250007.JPG
http://www.smatarese.com/forum/sandy/P6250004.JPG
A picture is worth 1,000 words.
Sandy - Gorgeous, but WHITE floor mats??? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......................

Ralph
11-05-05, 05:07 PM
I wonder if Sandy would ever let me sit in his car with muddy shoes???:sneaky: :lildevil:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-05-05, 06:16 PM
Hey Sandy and Ralph,

How can I get a pic of my car to be in every post I write?

Ralph
11-05-05, 06:44 PM
Hey Sandy and Ralph,

How can I get a pic of my car to be in every post I write?

I'm pretty sure you have to be a supporting member dude. It's really not that expensive.:)

Just to double check, click "User CP" then at the options on the left, see if you can find where it says "edit signature" and if it's not there, you have to be a supporting member...

slk230mb
11-05-05, 07:19 PM
I'm pretty sure you have to be a supporting member dude. It's really not that expensive.:)
Just to double check, click "User CP" then at the options on the left, see if you can find where it says "edit signature" and if it's not there, you have to be a supporting member...

Yup, you need to be a supporting memeber to have a signature.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/subscribe.html

LaneWvr
11-06-05, 11:39 PM
Mine, thats my dream Caddy, except mabey the Fleetwood version of a 81 Coupe Deville.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-07-05, 12:02 AM
yeah i have to agree, the '80s RWD big bodies are the perfect example of Cadillac for me

Sandy
11-07-05, 04:57 PM
No, they of course are not factory mats. The man (company) that advertises on THIS site, to your left made them for me. The carpet is snow white & the cadillac script is deep vibrant purple. The factory mats are actually UNDER the white mats, which I use only for car-shows. The factory mats are also perfect & clean. When I do drive it (one or two times a year, I cover the factory black mats with newspaper.)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-07-05, 06:16 PM
Sandy,

When you bought that Sixty Special, did you intend to have it be a *extremely* low mile collectors car?

mccombie_6
11-08-05, 03:56 PM
The Quintessential Cadillac for me is the 197X-1992 Brougham :D

The big square tank ones is what i like!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-09-05, 12:26 AM
:yeah:

Sandy
11-17-05, 08:34 AM
Sandy,
When you bought that Sixty Special, did you intend to have it be a *extremely* low mile collectors car?

No, not for the 1st year. It happened slowly beginning around the 14th month of ownership. By the 18th month of ownership, it was OFF THE ROAD !

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-17-05, 11:17 AM
cool!

Elvis
11-17-05, 11:44 AM
I like the '79 Eldorado best.

I prefer the 1960 CDV to the 1959 models.

SilverFleetwood85
12-10-05, 03:12 AM
The 1989-93 Deville is the car that I think of when I think of a Cadillac

Sandy
12-10-05, 08:03 AM
By the way, not to upset anybody, but the 1959 Cadillac never came in Pink! Those are all repaints ! 1956 & 1957 came in Pink. 1959 did not .

1959 Cadillac All Models Locate Color Identification Plate FAQ'S.
Color Color Description Color Code
Black 10 (1959)
Dover White 12 (1959)
Silver Metallic 14 (1959)
London Gray Poly 16 (1959)
Breton Blue 20 (1959)
Georgian Blue Metallic 24 (1959)
Dunstan Blue Metallic 26 (1959)
Vegas Turquoise Metallic 29 (1959)
Pinehurst Green 30 (1959)
Inverness Green Poly 32 (1959)
Regent Green Poly 36 (1958)
Gotham Gold 40 (1959)
Beaumont Beige 44 (1959)
Wood Rose Metallic 49 (1959)
Seminole Red 50 (1959)
Olympic White 90 (1959)
Argent Silver Poly 92 (1959)
Argyle Blue Poly 94 (1959)
Hampton Green Poly 96 (1959)
Persian Sand Metallic 98 (1959)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-10-05, 09:27 AM
Wow, 1959 never came in pink?!?!?!?!
I think out of all those colors, I would go for Black 10, or Seminole Red 50.

When I was younger, my dad had a coral and white '57 Chrysler Windsor 4 door sedan, with the 354 V8. (Not the 354 Hemi)

Katshot
12-10-05, 09:27 AM
The Quintessential Cadillac?
That's hard to limit to any one year or model IMO. I would have to say that it would be any of them that captured the basic ideas of a Cadillac. Any one that is uncompromising in dimension, quality, comfort and design would seem to qualify in my book. Personally, I think you'd have to look back into the pre-WWII era cars or at the 80's & 90's RWD cars. I am partial to the '92 Brougham myself, but I like the late 80's full chrome bumpers and headlamps better than the ones on the '92.

DBA-One
12-11-05, 06:32 PM
I think of the '67 Eldo. What glamorous car. The front fenders are longer than some cars it seems. In black on black, it is sinister. It has a huge presence that few cars can touch. The hide away headlight, etc. It is stunning. The only car I’d take from that day over it would be a Toronado and it would have to be a ’66.[/SIZE]
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I also think of a Fleetwood Brougham. My dad had a ’77 that was just mint (even the fender extensions). Driving that car was like driving a cloud. One time, the driver side window came off the track. When it did it gouged the tint. He got so made at me. As if I did something wrong!

TomDeville
12-14-05, 12:11 AM
'59 Eldo; and, '89 Fleetwood Brougham.
1976 & 1979 models are also notable.
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