Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. The distribution of Cadillac model years seems a bit strange on the island; today's car is our third 1960 Cadillac coupe (after this gold one and this red one), but the rest of the decade of the 1960s isn't represented until we get to 1969 (which is represented by four cars: this one, this one, this one, and this one). Where are all those 1961-68 Cads?

I found this car after our Czech friend BobAsh started shopping for a '60 Cadillac to ship across the water and found this one on Craigslist. Sure enough, it lives just a few blocks from my house, so I went over to check it out. It wasn't quite what BobAsh was looking for, but it's a solid rust-free car that isn't too many thousands of bucks from show condition; anyone who wants to make an offer should contact the owner here.

I've always preferred the '60 to the Cadillacs of the late 50s; you still get the big motorcyclist-eviscerating fins, but not as much gingerbread. New, this car sold for $4,892, about the same as a new Jaguar XK-150S and well over twice the cost of the '60 Chevy Biscayne two-door. Not that any car buyer who insisted on a Cadillac two-door would settle for a Chevy or some sort of foreign car, mind you!

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