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1970 Cadillac DeVille

Happy Labor Day everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your holiday, whether you get to relax with friends and family or if you have to work.

Spotted this beautiful Cadillac Sedan parked near Venice, CA.  I believe it is the DeVille model but it might also be the Fleetwood.  Let me know – how can one tell the difference?  It may lack the finish and polish of a restored version, but this Caddy still has flair and I love the body lines. Enjoy

Check out some other Cadillac’s we’ve spotted:

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

1967 Cadillac Sedan De Ville

1977 Cadillac DeVille Sedan

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1969 Chevy Impala Hardtop Coupe

Spotted this beautiful 1969 Chevrolet Impala Coupe in Venice, CA not long ago.  It is sporting a 327 badge and draped in a deep blue. Apart from the missing trim piece along the waistline and the sizable dent above the rear wheel, this Impala looks to be in great shape aesthetically.  I can only hope that the 327 V8 is equally as healthy to propel this beast down the road. Enjoy

And check out some other classic Chevy coupes:

1965 Chevy Chevelle SS (Malibu)

1973 Chevrolet Nova

1967 Chevy Nova SS w/ Blower

 

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1973 Buick Electra Sedan

The 1973 Buick Electra sedan.  I could hardly recognize this as an Electra when I compare it to the 1961 Buick Electra 255 we spotted before.  The generation from 1961 has a much more elegant, sophisticated look to it. This 1973 version is bulbous, and unsightly.  In all fairness, this particular example is not in very nice shape and I must say even so, the lines on the car are refreshingly simple and proportional. Enjoy

And check out some other classic Buick’s we’ve spotted:

1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Coupe (3rd Gen)

1971 Buick Skylark Hardtop Coupe

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1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III (5th gen)

The venerable Lincoln Continental. First introduced in 1939, the Lincoln Continental is a luxury car from Ford intended to adapt European “continental” luxury style and sell to the masses in the USA.  With only a brief hiatus here and there, the Continental nameplate is still going strong today.

Lincoln had a slew of slogans used in their print ads which are just fantastic.  One says “Lincoln makes America’s most distinctive cars”.  That may be true, as the Lincoln continental design language usually stood out as something special, something different. Some other fun ad slogans:

  • “Uncommon luxury for the uncommon man”
  • “Modern living on the move”
  • “The Continental life is never out of date”

Enjoy these pics and don’t forget to check out the other Lincoln continental we spotted:

1962 Lincoln Continental Sedan

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1962 Ford Thunderbird

Check out this piece of classic American automotive styling.  The front grille, the taillights and tail “fins” on the side are just amazing.

Info about the Thunderbird:

The third generation of the Ford Thunderbird is a large personal luxury car that was produced by Ford for the 1961 to 1963 model years. It featured new and much sleeker styling than the second generation models. Sales were strong, if not quite up to record-breaking 1960, at 73,051 including 10,516 convertibles. A new, larger 390 cu in (6.4 L) FE-series V8 was the only engine available (in 1961). The Thunderbird was 1961’s Indianapolis 500 pace car, and featured prominently in US President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural parade, probably aided by the appointment of Ford executive Robert McNamara as Secretary of Defense. Its appearance was shared with the European Ford Corsair.

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