1960 Cadillac Sixty-Two Hardtop CoupeS

Since I couldn't find a DOTS car in Christmas-centric red and green, here's a solid red car to admire on our hard-earned day off from The Man's salt mines. We saw a somewhat rougher '60 Cadillac a while back, so I've been saving this car for a special occasion. Not only is it in excellent condition, it's the extra-slick two-door hardtop. Some folks like the convertible better, but I prefer the smoother lines of the hardtop; in fact, since 1960 is my favorite year for Cadillacs, the '60 2-door hardtop is my all-time favorite Cadillac (though I might select a more subdued color, were I shopping for my own).

1960 Cadillac Sixty-Two Hardtop CoupeS


This car doesn't always park on the street, but it definitely lives on the island.

1960 Cadillac Sixty-Two Hardtop CoupeS

It's so big and red that I figured I'd be able to see it from space; sure enough, when the Google Maps satellite passed overhead... parked outside that day!

1960 Cadillac Sixty-Two Hardtop CoupeS


And, while we're in space, you can also see the gold '60 Cad from low earth orbit!

1960 Cadillac Sixty-Two Hardtop CoupeS


Sometimes my favorite Detroit fins are the ones on late-50s Chryslers, but the '60 Cadillac has some real beauties. Not quite as absurdly overdecorated as the ones on the '59, yet still big and unapologetic.

1960 Cadillac Sixty-Two Hardtop CoupeS


But if you're looking for crazy chromium gingerbread on a car, just walk around to the front of this Cad. Such optimism! You'd never guess that GM would be firmly locked into Malaise a mere 15 years hence.

1960 Cadillac Sixty-Two Hardtop CoupeS


Normally I recommend Cherry Bombs for just about any vehicle, but not in this case. Wait, scratch that- Cherry Bomb this thing!



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