: This is just TOO weird for me.

02-03-07, 03:53 PM
'69 Convertible with '59 fins grafted on. Nice way to ruin a classic - well, two classics.


What do you think?

02-03-07, 04:00 PM
That just looks stupid. Why some people do the things they do.....

Cadillac Giovanni
02-03-07, 06:45 PM
I've seen stupider things done to a cadillac. I actually sort of like it, because I prefer the boxier style of the 60's but the charm of those tailfins is too much to pass up.

Not that's i'd ever do that to my car, but it's interesting to see.

02-03-07, 07:17 PM
That's just WRONG! (I'm a purist at heart) I love old cars of all makes, but I think that is simply retarded. I hope the rest of the '59 donor rests in peace. Adolph Hitler experimented like that too...

I'm a member of a Mopar C-body board also, and those cars are wonderful fodder for the demolition-derby crowd. I owned and loved them as they were solid and reliable automobiles. I drove a '66 New Yorker from 1989 thru 2000...


I miss that car, that ol' 440 never missed a beat...

02-03-07, 07:20 PM
I actualy kind of like it

02-03-07, 08:11 PM
I think if they had blended the fins farther forward it might look ok. I mean the natural line of the rear fins on a '69 taper down towards the rear. The the '59 fins go up, leaving a check mark style profile. If they had continued the fins towards the front of the car more, so that it gets higher from the windshield back, (like on the '59) it would look better.

See what I mean?

Old Fleetwood
02-03-07, 08:22 PM
blackcadmatt - were you ever on Allpar? (I'm Moparnut) That was a gorgeous NY'er. Did that model have the Highlander interior?
Anyway, I'm with you about the destruction of the two Cadillacs. Dr. Mengele would have approved. :nono:
I will admit that the execution looks like they did an unusually good job. HOWEVER - why couldn't they save all that energy for something worthwhile? Surely all that effort could have saved some beautiful classic Cadillac from a crusher somewhere.

Cadillac Giovanni
02-03-07, 11:06 PM
I'm a pretty big purist as far as classic cars go, especially cadillacs, but you know, compared the the after-market mods some people put on their cars, I still don't mind that at all.

Although it IS sort of a waste of a cadillac. I've still seen worse.

02-04-07, 03:55 AM
It's not bad. It's not good either, but it's not bad.
Still better than those crazy-ass over-the-top lowriders some people churn out, but not what I'd do either.

02-04-07, 05:15 AM
I like it.
Look at it this way...you now have a very unique automobile!

The Ape Man
02-04-07, 09:23 AM
It actually looks like a nice job. The concept is carried out quite well.

02-04-07, 03:35 PM
It looks dumb, hack jobs are for Hondas or Fords.

02-04-07, 05:54 PM
I drove a '66 New Yorker from 1989 thru 2000...


I miss that car, that ol' 440 never missed a beat...
I had a '66 Chrysler Newport (looks like New Yorker) convertible with a 383 that I wish I still had. Copper w/black inside. Lots of electrical issues though.

02-07-07, 06:45 PM
It looks dumb, hack jobs are for Hondas or Fords.

Hey, hey, Chad...let's not be trashing Fords, now... :thepan: :)

JRau in central Iowa

02-18-07, 01:40 AM
With the exception of the the complete waste of the 59, but it could have been shot anyways I think it looks alright.