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1970 Cadillac Colors . . . feast your eyes

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Ivan Kipling, May 15, 2007.

  1. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    More 'treasures' from the basement. Which color would you have chosen? Keep in mind: these automobiles were HUGE. When a Fleetwood Brougham in Chateau Mauve snaked up the drive . . . what a thrill! A white leather interior, yielded Chateau Mauve carpeting! I miss those cars. The shark fins, especially. They were gaudy and cumbersome, but so much fun.
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  2. JetBlast

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    Either the regency bronze firemist, or the byzantine gold. Nothing beats a puke-colored whale of a Cadillac [​IMG]

    JB
     
  3. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Me too, VMan! Back then, gas was very cheap. The engines on these Cadillacs, were ridiculous. 472 cubic inches. 375 horsepower. This, to drive back and forth to the grocery store. Let me tell you, though . . . during a road trip these boats were unbeatable! We drove ours to the Grand Canyon, from Indiana. Smooooooth, as silk.

    Here's our model: Corinthian Blue. Ivan's choice was Bayberry. He got overruled.
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  4. texas_jack

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    When I was a kid my dad had a '76 Coupe DeVille. I think it was Dark Walnut.
     
  5. LabelKing

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    Here's one of my favorites:

    1958 Cadillac
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    1958 Fleetwood Sixty Special

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  6. whacked

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    Here's one of my favorites:

    1958 Cadillac
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    Holy crap, that picture made me scramble the Internet for some more car porn. The sexiest thing on 4 wheels I have ever seen, hands down.

    A bit off-topic, I got a DeVille 90 (my first car [​IMG] ) a few days ago. Love the Cadillac design.
     
  7. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    texas_jack . . . brown cars weren't too common, but every so often you'd see one.
    Label King, my GOD . . . that black Caddy is splendid! Those tiny windows at the rear, used to open, I believe. Hauteur, to spare.
    Congratulations, whacked!
     
  8. Steve B.

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    Oh God...

    Now you guys'll have me onto the car porn...
     
  9. Ivan Kipling

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    Label King, I am drooling! Is that black one, a Fleetwood Sixty Special?? The fender skirts added the final touch of weighty elegance, do you agree? What hauteur![​IMG]
     
  10. LabelKing

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    Imagine it pulling up at night, gleaming like some sinister black apparition. Here's a 1964 Ghia-Chrysler Crown Imperial: [​IMG] 1957 Cadillac Seville Eldorado: [​IMG]
     
  11. Tokyo Slim

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    Imagine it pulling up at night, gleaming like some sinister black apparition. Here's a 1964 Ghia-Chrysler Crown Imperial: [​IMG]
    Wow thats a beauty. I don't think I've ever seen it before. It looks like it shares a lot of its lines with the 64 Lincoln Continental. One of the best looking American cars of all time IMO. [​IMG]
     
  12. LabelKing

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    Then there's the Continental Mark II which in 1955 cost $10,000 as a base price. The Continental Division was separate from Lincoln at that time.

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  13. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Interesting the scheme companies have for naming colors.

    BMW has a Laguna Seca Blue that I have mixed feelings about.
     
  14. robbie

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    i am fond of corinthian blue, but i'll never be able to afford a nice cadillac.
     
  15. Buickguy

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    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.
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  16. Ivan Kipling

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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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  17. Buickguy

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    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.
     
  18. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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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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