I have a '60, and I agree wholeheartedly. Angelo-my Cad-takes forever to get up to speed, and when you stomp the peddle, the gas gauge goes just a fast as the speedometer, but it is a rush like no other. No seat belts, no air bags, just you, 4800 lbs. of steel, drum brakes, and a carburated V-8 purr. LOVE the purr.back said:Guess I was hoping to hear from a 59 owner here. LOL I know that the older caddys sure guzzle up the gas, the 5ft long hoods and long ass ends but they (in my opinion) ride better than any 2004 model ive ever taken for a burn. They have more of a "feeling" to them. they talk to you. screw the GPS, in a ride pre 1970 it doesnt matter where your going as long as you dont run out of road. but as most of you are hearing about from me, the bigger the caddy the better, hence my love for 1953-1968 caddy hearses/ambulances. 21ft long, 6ft wide & 3 tons of americian artwork.the bigger/heavier - the better.