1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado: If Only

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This is the 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado convertible. [Ed.: as if there is a difference from a Coupe de Ville] I had a chance at buying one [ed.: a ’65 or ’66 de Ville convertible] in high school.  Dad said no, even at just $275. The convoluted start up process scared him. (It was a piece of crap, after all.)  The 429 V8 under my right foot terrified him. The 10 mpg scared his wallet, in case I ever got stranded.

But, oh, would I be the king of the high school parking lot.  Way more so than in my VW 411.
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Out on the Streets: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

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Oh to be a high school junior with $250 and a dad who was a half full kind of guy.  Also, sometimes the most kickass cars at the car show are not the trailer queens – they’re the trainwrecks parked around the periphery, like this…
1966 Cadillac de Ville convertible1966(?) Cadillac de Ville. Leather, 429 4bbl, 3 or 5 very stylish miles for every gallon…
1966 Cadillac de Ville convertible
1966 Cadillac de Ville convertible
1966 Cadillac de Ville convertible
1966 Cadillac de Ville convertible

1966 Cadillac de Ville convertible

 

1966 Cadillac de Ville convertible tailfin