We just did the ’59 Cadillac CC, but that was so pristine; a bit too much almost for my taste. So when channaher posted this one at the Cohort, I bit. Now that’s in the true CC style, and being driven too.
Even the bumpers are blacked out. Always wanted to do that to my ’66 T-Bird.
I am not a fan of the painted-over bumper/grille look. I know why people do it though. I just had a set of Chrysler bumpers rechromed and it’s not cheap. The current rules about handling and disposal of the chemicals drive up the cost.
There is a company called Alsa that makes a chrome-look paint that is very realistic. It’s expensive as paint goes, but I was thinking it’s probably a viable and cheaper alternative to chroming for things like grilles and trim parts.
Looks much better.
Spot. Lift. Aim. Trip. This is why I don’t use a front lens cap.
Is somebody keeping that poor car in a chimney? Looks like it’s covered in soot. I’ll take mine in a proper ’59 hue thank you.
It’s a Rat Rod. Flat black is standard. Too much of the owner’s disposable income already goes into the tank to worry about a proper paintjob. And rechroming the front, and rear grilles? Fuggetaboutit!
I like the Moon Disc wheel covers too: http://www.streetrodderweb.com/tech/1101sr_installing_moon_discs/viewall.html
I know it’s a rat rod. I still don’t get it. Still looks like it got left in the chimney.
Part of my problem is, no cars came from the factory flat black. So, if you want your car to be flat black, you have to paint it. If you’re going to paint it, why not paint it a nice looking color? Even a Maaco $299 special job would look better.
Looks to be fairly well preserved, and should be a good restoration base one day. I remember a zombie-ed out 59 or 60 Caddy I saw years ago that was taken to the extreme, flat black & purple paint, dumped on airbags, skulls everywhere including molded into panels & light lenses. No idea where the photos are unforunately, it was a sight!
CC is killing me. We didn’t have a 59 but..
My buddy “Bubba” and I picked up a 68 CDV from a guy named Butch back in the late 90s.
The short story is that there is no short story. Its a damn good (longish) story if I can get pics.
I’ve seen this car up close. It naturally has some issues, but it is pretty solid for a mostly unrestored ’59. But being nearly daily driven in Northern Virginia, the tinworm will take it’s toll.
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