CC Outtake: This Was Supposed To Be A Neon

Yesterday I was driving through downtown Bettendorf when I spotted a Nitro Green ’95 Neon on a side street. While Neons are not rare, that color is, and I had to get some pictures. Since Bettendorf has very annoying one-way streets, I parked and walked back. Well, the car was gone. I went down the other side of the block to get back to the car, and found this ’90-’92 Cadillac Brougham, parked among some commercial vehicles. This has got to be near the polar opposite of a Nitro Green Neon, don’t you think?

I must confess that I LOVE these cars. Love them, love them, love them. When I was 10-11 years old, one of my best friend’s Dad worked at Horst-Zimmerman Cadillac, and he got several of the awesome, thick deluxe Cadillac brochures. Even then, Cameron and I drooled over the Brougham and Brougham d’Elegance. Camaro, 911, Mustang, Countach? Nope, I wanted one of these.

It was drizzly and 50 degrees yesterday, so I only got a couple of shots. Perhaps sometime I’ll go back on a nice day and see if it’s still there. In the meantime, if you have Broughamitis like me, Paul jpcavanaugh did a writeup of a near-identical Brougham here.