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post #16 of 19
If I were to have ordered a new Cadillac in '70 it would have been Spartacus Blue Firemist. I had a '73 in a similar shade and really loved it.
Of course, I'm very partial to the Buicks but I did add a '76 Sedan Deville to my stable recently. It's in the Antique Ivory with the Firemist Red interior.

Here's a pic I shot with my phone when I first went to look at it.
LL
post #17 of 19
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Tokyo Slim, that Lincoln Continental included a four door convertible model, as I recall. The only four door convertible made in America. Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert used one in the television series, Green Acres.
Label King, sinister is the word.
robbie, my father paid $6,800.00 for our Sedan de Ville, which was fairly stripped. The upholstery was 'Dubonnet' cloth. We saved by not ordering leather. I'll tell you something: much as I'll always love Cadillacs, they ain't what they used to be. Nothing is. Sometimes that's been for the good.
Buickguy, I had a college professor from Cuba, who ALWAYS bought Buicks. She told me that in Havana, the Buick was held far higher than any Cadillac, with respect to status or style. Cadillacs were considered attractive to 'new money.' I knew a doctor growing up, who felt the same way. He always drove a buick Electra. Remember those?? 225??
Regarding the firemist shades, again we economized: they were a four hundred dollar option. Back in 1970, that was quite a bit of money to pay, just for paint. I was dying for Chateau Mauve firemist, though . . . I still love that color.
Back to Imperials: here's Lana Turner smothered in mink, next to her chauffeur driven Imperial: Portrait in Black, 1960. Lana was made for limos . . .
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Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling View Post
Buickguy, I had a college professor from Cuba, who ALWAYS bought Buicks. She told me that in Havana, the Buick was held far higher than any Cadillac, with respect to status or style. Cadillacs were considered attractive to 'new money.' I knew a doctor growing up, who felt the same way. He always drove a buick Electra. Remember those?? 225??


It was the same in my family. I still have my dad's '61 Invicta and my daily driver is a '61 Electra 225.
post #19 of 19
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Memories. The '61 Buick had undergone a major re-styling. The '59 and '60 models had those slanted headlights and fins . . . huge difference, for the '61 Electra. Elegant automobile.
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