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My town has a little car show every year, and I finally remembered to grab the camera for this year's visit.

Just one Cadillac, a '55 Fleetwood, it gets top billing in this report of course…




I'm apparently partial to white cars - this '99 Trans Am totally caught my eye

And yes, those wheels are a lovely shade of blue.

A 50's era Grand Prix (forgot to snap the title sheet)


This '88 Mustang has a lovely engine, but check out the HOOD ARTWORK.


While chrysler 300's don't seem to get much respect around here, I was intrigued by this treatment…


And the rest…




Like a said, a little show.
 

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Yeah, and it's still ugly... I actually like the 300C and especially the SRT8, but seeing a V6 model "blinged" like that just kills it for me.
 

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My Dad had a '56 Fleetwood and a friend's parents had a 1955. Personally I preferred the 1955; i.e. it had a cleaner design and the more formal subdued interior of the '55 seemed more in character with the car than the gaudier interior (and exterior) of the 1956. Of the middle three years of the 1950's cadillacs ('54-'56) I think the 1955 model got the styling just right. Performance-wise the 1956 had it all over the earlier models .... although let's face it the Fleetwood wasn't all that fast in any form!

My favorite fifties Cadillacs were the whole lineup for 1957. IMO they best combined the forward thrust of the latter fifties while still maintaining the dignity of the Cadillac as a prestige luxury symbol. The 1958's and '59's just went too far with the chrome .... to me the the 1959 Cadillacs looked like some Madam (Fleetwood Sixty Special) and her working girls (a de Ville for every taste) come out on Main Street to ply their trade!
 

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65 based on the vent windows the round auxiliary gauges. I think that's real wood, too.
It is real wood, beautiful stuff. It tends to dry out, crack, and check in the sun and heat though. I didn't know GM put real wood in any of their cars except the Cadillacs, and the last year for real wood in a Cadillac was 1968. That is until about 15-20 years ago when they figured out how to use wood veneer that would hold up over time.
 

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The interior of that Grand Prix kinda reminds me of a 63-65 Riviera. I suppose that was purely intentional on GM's part.
 
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