Cadillac 95 STS, 02 SLS
Boy that 1956 Coupe de Ville sure brought back memories. The summer I got my driver's license (NJ you had to 17) the family garage housed my father's '56 Coupe de Ville, my mother's 1957 Olds 98 4 doo Holiday and a 1956 Mercedes 300D (known as the "Adenauer" Mercedes). I was assigned to Mercedes (cause my Dad didn't really like it and my mother needed power steering and appreciated the hydramatic in the Olds). When I got to drive it, I really appreciated the Caddy's smooth power and overall operation. Not as quick as the shorter stroke Olds, but it made up for being having alot more torque at the low end which really came in handy when towing sailboats to different regattas. The '56 Caddy was replaced late that Summer by a new 1960 Sedan de Ville. In a lot of ways I liked the 1956 better. I agree that the '56,'55 and '54 model years were a high water mark for Cadillac design. Those cars managed to combine modernity with dignity in a way that was never equaled until the 1992 Sevile STS came along.Finally, a gorgeous '56 Coupe de Ville.
One more. This is the '48 Ford my friends from Phoenix drove up in. It looks stock from the outside, but it has a Chevy crate motor and updated suspension, A/C, etc.
Tomorrow is Crater Lake and Grants Pass. No car show tomorrow night, but I should have some pictures from the trip to post.