In this edition of our “The Changing Shape of Cars”, we have a mystery car standing in for the classic big American car of the sixties. It won’t stay a mystery for long, though.
If it isn’t already obvious,
It certainly is now.
What is a 1970 Cadillac for $500, Alex.
Not the closest-matched pair, but then if it was a Chevy or big Plymouth and/or the Rogue an Infiniti or Audi the contrast would be just as apparent.
The profile shot and the wheel covers had me wanting to say Imperial, but I’ve learned it’s not wise to bet against Mssr. Cavanaugh. 😉
I’ll go with a 1960 Oldsmobile.
A 1969 Cadillac DeVille,
I agree with Don W.
The ’70 has winged chromed crests on the fender tips, not seen here. It’s missing the fender skirt.
It could be a Calais, though Deville sales were much higher.
Big Merc or a Continental?
How do you know your in Eugene OR.?
When you see your neighbors Greatful Dead fence.
And a Dead head sticker on a Cadillac
Given the variety of guesses, this isn’t as obvious as Paul thinks it is. The front corner mystifies me – I can’t think of anything that fits. Sorry.
The back looks very Cadillac.
The front rounded corner feels Plymouth Fury-y.
So as usual I do not know.
If my life depended on it I’d guess Caddy.
I guess Imperial as well.
Love the curb feelers!
I don’t know why the feeler is on the driver’s side. Do they live or work on a one way street?
These were surprisingly easy to parallel park because you can see the corners and they turn very sharply–but you don’t even think about tight spaces.
The rear 3/4 shot looked very early-’60s Chrysler to me, and the 3rd shot seemed to reinforce that initial impression – I think I see a mutant insect-like headlight peeking through the tarp.
I’ll say ’61 or ’62 Imperial.
Mr Cavanaugh or Don W. is correct, its a Cadillac.
1969 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
or a ’63, for sure.
Paul hasn’t weighed in as judge yet, so I’ll throw in that I agree with Don W. and the others above who say it’s a 69 Cadillac. In addition to the missing crest in the little bit of leg the torn cover is showing us, the hubcaps are definitely 1969. That’s assuming it has the correct hubcaps, which would be consistent with the correct-looking possibly original turquoise color. Hopefully some day it has the cover off and Paul can get some good photos.
1969 Cadillac Calais/DeVille
Jon, that wheel cover was the very first thing I noticed that spelled “1969 Cadillac.”
I had a friend back then whose mother drove a new 1970 Cadillac, and I always knew the difference between the ’69 and ’70 wheel covers, the 1970 being more flat and disc like, and the 1969 having the raised center portion and the concentric rings seen in the third photo. And if you look closely, you can see a faint outline of the horizontal trim strip through the cover that ran the length of the car, definitely a Cadillac hallmark. Fun game!
I think the 69 used the same hubcaps as the 68 did, right? The 70 was definitely different as you say.
Paul is making us wait until everyone has made some guess .
I have no idea, I lean towards Caddy but will wait .
While not nearly the expert some here are, I’ll throw my .02 out anyway. At first I saw 60’s Caddy, but looking at the shape of the bit of blue peeking out in the final photo I’m going with 60’s Mopar. Maybe Imperial, maybe not, but some Chrysler product.
C’mon Paul, we need to know!
My guess is a good as…some of the others, as in ’69 or ’70 Cadillac. I did not lift up the cover; for that matter, I didn’t cross the street to get a closer look. I thought that it would be very obvious, in being a Caddy from that vintage.
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