Sat Aug 13 2016 04:49:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
In the 1960s, GM had a well-established divisional hierarchy with Cadillac at the top, followed by Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Chevrolet. It was very unusual to have a "lesser" division price a shared platform model above a "higher" division's entry. The Oldsmobile Starfire was one of those exceptions. It was more expensive than a Buick LeSabre or Electra and not too far below a Cadillac Calais. The engine was impressive, too. the 425-cid put out 375 hp. Here's a '65 Starfire convertible, the last year for the convertible and one of just 2,236 built.
Sat Aug 13 2016 05:01:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Cadillac Seville San Remo convertible, customized by Coach Design Group. Not to be confused with the shortened Milans and such. This is the same wheelbase and overall length of the standard Seville sedan and these cars look great with the top up or down. At $46-50,000 in 1978 and 1979, they were jokingly referred to as the "poor man's Corniche".
Mon Jan 27 2014 06:36:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. One of 304 built. Suicide doors, pillarless body, stainless steel roof cap (that's surgical stainless steel, btw), air suspension, $13,074 when new. The only options were choice of paint color (either regular Cadillac colors or special Brougham-only colors), upholstery (leather or different fabrics) and either Mouton or Karakul carpeting.
Thu Dec 05 2013 07:20:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Three important Packards at Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood, Oregon. Parked next to each other are 1934 Packard Twelves with Dietrich coachwork, convertible victoria in blue and coupe-roadster in ivory. At the left is a 1930 Packard 734 Speedster.
Mon Nov 04 2013 05:23:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Monty's Steakhouse, Pasadena, California, June 26, 1963. The occasion is the first meet of the Brougham Owners Association which celebrates the 1957 - 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. The view of a row of those gleaming stainless steel roofs is nothing short of spectacular.