Found on Road Alive: 2fer Classic Caddies

64cdcI got a 2fer with this find of classic caddies. I found them tucked back in the corner of a Pasadena parking structure, a 1964 Coupe Deville Convertible and a massive 1966 1967 (I think) Cadillac Fleetwood.  One was the car of the masses.  The latter was the largest mass produced car of its time, meant for the person who wanted the biggest most limo like car they could get right off a dealers lot.  

The ’64 Convertible is what stopped me in my tracks with one thought “want”.  To see more carpy cell phone pics of the two you must make the jump.

 

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1964 Coupe Deville Convertible
1964 Coupe Deville Convertible

 

1964 Coupe Deville Convertible
1964 Coupe Deville Convertible

I have to admit the Cadillac Fleetwood carries a special memory or two.  It was the car of choice for my friend Van’s Dad when we were growing up.  That beast had a much longer wheelbase, usually a foot or more, than the standard caddy and it was all put into the back seat leg room so even as teens we could sit back there with our legs stretched out.  

The glory of that car for us was the fact it was so heavy it could plow through any amount of snow.  Any amount which made it great for use as a “tow car” on snow days when his Dad would get a giant rope and tie on a dozen sleds behind it and spend hours just towing us neighborhood kids around the block.  

 

Cadillac Fleetwood
Cadillac Fleetwood

 

Cadillac Fleetwood
Cadillac Fleetwood
Cadillac Fleetwood
Cadillac Fleetwood

4 Replies to “Found on Road Alive: 2fer Classic Caddies”

  1. When I was a kid growing up in Pittsburgh, my family had a ’63 blue Coupe De Ville, which, to me, was the year that the fins were in perfect proportion to the rest of the car (but I am biased.)

    Several years later, I learned to drive, and failed my driver road test TWICE on a ’67 Coupe De Ville by screwing up miserably on the three-point turn. Don’t laugh– the car was massive and parallel parking was also a bitch. We called it the blue whale.

    I’m pretty certain that black Fleetwood in the pics is a ’67.

  2. Thanks for the year update! Absent a grill identification source I had to guess at that one. Glad you knew.

    No kidding, you learned to drive in an old boat caddy, that must have been something.

  3. These bring back memories!
    In college I drove a ’65 Coup. What an amazing vehicle that was. I miss it!

    Those are CLASSY

  4. The ’64 is gorgeous! A friend years ago had a ’64 Chevy Impala and in comparison you can really see the “luxury” aspect of Cadillac. Cool.

    When I first move to LA, I lived in Beachwood Canyon and I used to hike up to the trails, well just past Graciosa there is an assortment of Cadillacs. I think five in total. The owner doesn’t have a driveway so they move around a few block stretch given Street cleaning and such.

    The cars, there is a blue, white, two black, and a green. All in decent enough shape, and all look to be late sixites and or early seventies.

    I called them the Cadillacs of Beachwood, keep your eye out for them, you are bound to see at least a couple at any given time.

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