What a beautiful way to show off a pre-Malaise Cadillac's broad expanses of sheet metal. Stripped down to bare metal, it gleams in a way that the most brilliant GM colors never could.

To be honest, though, the loose wire brushing could have been done better. Cadillacs of this era are icons of the zenith of American capitalistic glory. They demand order. As such, a neat pattern of Spirit of St. Louis-esque swirls would have been more appropriate for this car.

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This Mid-’60s Cadillac Coupe Is SEMA Hotness

This Mid-’60s Cadillac Coupe Is SEMA Hotness

This Mid-’60s Cadillac Coupe Is SEMA Hotness