This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. We love old Cadillacs, of course, and we love them best of all when they're defying the odds and surviving on the street in The Rusty States Of America. Ironclad Lou shot this mean-looking Caddy in Quincy "City of Presidents" Massachusetts. Jump away for more!
Greetings, Murilee. I email you from the great commonwealth of Massachusetts. To be more specific, Quincy. Just south of Boston, and home to two of the first six Presidents of the United States, hence the nickname. I have come across a very DOTS-worthy vehicle on the streets of my fair city. I'm guessing, but it appears to be an early sixties example of a Cadillac Series 6200. The fact that the rust and potholes around here haven't sent it to the crusher already is amazing in and of itself. The car is missing ALL of its chrome, has a duct-tape seat cushion, and the Black Flag sticker just tops it off perfectly. The owner wasn't around, or didn't care that some dude was snapping pix of his ride, but I'll leave a note in the coming days. This is not the only DOTS car I've seen around town. There's a bright green 50's Plymouth that drives daily, and parks in the same spot down by the Quincy Center T station, right near the busiest intersection in town. I never seem to have a camera handy when I see it. I will catch it soon, though, and send it your way.