Nostalgia – 1961 Cadillac

My father returned to General Motors after a brief fling with Ford and finally made it to his dream – a cadillac.  This was the four door sedan.  I always thought it was a very elegant looking car- particularly the sedan and for whatever reason always believed that the design was inspired by Italian designers.

Since I was in college, I don’t have any really strong memories of this car.  My folks would pick me up from school in the Spring and take me back in the Fall.  I have stronger memories of the car after this one- a 1963 Cadillac hardtop with leather because we drove it to New Haven for graduate school, stopping in Detroit and Niagara Falls with a brief detour through Canada.  I always thought that this ’61 was one of the best styled Cadillacs ever.

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  • Tricia August 29, 2009, 5:48 pm

    I have always thought that rally old Cadillacs were great looking cars. Like the one if your picture. They are so big, like a boat though. I wouldn’t feel comfortable driving one, I guess I’d get use to it.

  • Ralph August 30, 2009, 7:24 am

    Interesting your comment about the size. I don’t remember thinking that those cars were big. They certainly were differently proportioned with long hoods and trunks which are very different from today’s cars.

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