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.