QOTD: What Car From Your Year Of Birth Do You Most Desire?

cadillac 1953 ghiabt8

This QOTD was suggested by Robert Swartz, and it’s a good one (even if it’s a bit late in the day). Of course, these kind of questions are hard to answer, at least for me, because there are so many possible candidates. I’ll throw out this 1953 Cadillac Ghia Coupe, back from the time when one could readily order up a custom car from a coach builder on one’s chassis of choice. That’s what Prince Aly Khan did, as a present for his wife, the equally beautiful actress Rita Hayworth. Not that it kept their short marriage going any longer.

So maybe I should limit myself (or you) to genuine production cars? Even that won’t make it really easy.

Cadillac 1953 sixty-special-pic-36778

Seeing Aaron’s ’53 Buick again today reminded me how much I love the big GM cars from this era. I’m torn between the straight-eight Dynaflow Buick and the V8 Hydramatic Cadillac, but if it has to be, I’ll give the nod to the Caddy.

Porsche 1953 -356S_Coupe-DV-09_AP-001

I’ve had a thing for Porsche 356s since my very earliest days, and 1953 was a good year. The Super 1500 was claimed to have a top speed of 109 mph; not bad for 70 hp, eh?

Bentley R-Type-Continental-Sports-Saloon

My traditionalist side might feel better served by a Bentley R-Type Continental.

And I forgot about the Studebaker Starlight Coupe. And….Decisions; decisions. While I mull it over some more, how about you? Maybe you’re more decisive?