Ok, here we are – at the grand finale. This is the last post from the LA auto show, than we are back to normal LA car spotting. In this post, we take a tour of the LA auto show underground, where the modified cars live. Widebody Tesla, BMW’s, Porsche 911 with a Martini Livery and some low riders! Enjoy
We made a visit to the LA Auto Show this year and it was a blast. A lot of electric vehicle and autonomous tech dominated the show. Today is part 1 of 3, where you’ll find vehicles from Porsche, Cadillac, Hyundai, Mercedes, and BMW. Enjoy
Happy end of October! Another month has concluded and with it, the LACS hodgepodge makes it’s appearance. Yet again, this one is light because of the wedding.
This month, we only posted 2 car spottings. One was a 1972 Chevy Monte Carlo cloaked in black and sporting excellent chrome wheels; a perfect match. We also saw a 1970 Cadillac DeVille – man are those big cars.
Enjoy this and look forward to even more next month!
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:
Hello and happy Independence Day – The day American’s celebrate the pillaging of land from…. I mean, a day American’s celebrate their independence from Great Britain. We commence celebrations with cookouts, booze, bonding with friends and family, and massive amounts of fireworks. Here at LACS, we will celebrate with a throwback to some of our favorite classic American made cars we’ve spotted.
It’s the end of the month and that can only mean one thing – Los Angeles Car Spotting photo Hodgepodge. We compile all the automobiles that didn’t get featured this month but still deserve an honorable mention. Enjoy!
Bask in the grandeur and elegance of this 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham edition. The Brougham edition was the most spec’d trim level you could get at the time. Notice the spherical points on the front bumper and the air inlets on the top fenders. The Eldorado is a true testament to American automotive styling in the 1950’s.
Some information about the Eldorado:
The Cadillac Eldorado is a personal luxury car that was manufactured and marketed by Cadillac from 1953 to 2002 over ten generations.
The Eldorado was at or near the top of the Cadillac line during early model years. The original 1953 Eldorado convertible and the Eldorado Brougham models of 1957–1960 were the most expensive models that Cadillac offered those years.
1957 was chiefly notable for the introduction of one of GM’s most memorable designs, the Series 70 Eldorado Brougham. Announced in December 1956 and released around March 1957, the Eldorado Brougham was a hand-built, limited car derived from the Park Avenue and Orleans show cars of 1953–54. Designed by Ed Glowacke, it featured the first appearance of quad headlights and totally unique trim. The exterior ornamentation included wide, ribbed lower rear quarter beauty panels extending along the rocker sills and rectangularly sculptured side body “cove” highlighted with five horizontal windsplits on the rear doors.
See a Cadillac Deville mentioned in a previous post.
Look… at… this… BOAT of a car! The Cadillac Sedan De Ville is an absolutely massive car. It was difficult to capture this vehicle in frame with my 50mm lens! You have to see this in person to appreciate the grander of the third generation Cadillac De Ville. Also note the muted paint color and the factory rear wheel well covers on this car – absolutely perfect.
Some info via Wikipedia about the 1967 Cadillac De Ville Sedan:
The 1967 DeVilles were extensively restyled. Prominent styling features were given a powerful frontal appearance with forward-leaning front end, long, sculptured body lines, and redefined rear fenders that had more than just a hint of tail fins in them. The full-width, forward-thrusted “eggcrate” grille was flanked by dual stacked headlights for the third consecutive year. The squarer cornered grille insert had blades that seemed to emphasize its vertical members and it appeared both above the bumper and through a horizontal slot cut into it. Rectangular parking lamps were built into the outer edges of the grille. Rear end styling revisions were highlighted by metal divided tail lamps and a painted lower bumper section.
As it had been since DeVille became a separate series, DeVille denoted Cadillac’s mainstream model, falling between the Calais (which had replaced the Series 62) and the Sixty Special and Eldorado. The DeVille was redesigned for 1965 but rode on the same 129.5-inch (3,290 mm) wheelbase. Tailfins were canted slightly downward, and sharp, distinct body lines replaced the rounded look. Also new were a straight rear bumper and vertical lamp clusters. The headlight pairs switched from horizontal to vertical, thus permitting a wider grille. Curved frameless side windows appeared, and convertibles acquired tempered glass backlights. New standard features included lamps for luggage, glove and rear passenger compartments and front and rear safety belts. Power was still supplied by the 340 horsepower 429 cu in (7,030 cc) V8, which would be replaced by the 472 cu in (7,730 cc) for 1968. Perimeter frame construction allowed repositioning the engine six inches forward in the frame, thus lowering the transmission hump and increasing interior room.
Look at this belching monstrosity of the late 70’s – full of glut, restricted big block V8’s and probably shag carpet. This 1977 Cadillac DeVille would have checked all the ‘must-haves’ of an elder car shopper. Big, white, slow and the Cadillac badge plastered in various locations. I’m sure in it’s prime, this thing was luxurious – but this particular example has seen better days.
AND some information for ya’ll – via wiki of course:
Styling changes for 1975 brought dual rectangular headlamp lenses flanked by rectangular cornering lights wrapped around the body. A new cross hatched grille also appeared. Sedan de Villes now featured slim triangular quarter windows that mimicked the coach windows that appeared on Coupe de Villes the previous year. New standard equipment included front fender lamp monitors, power door locks, high energy ignition, steel-belted radial tires. The 210 hp 500 V8 replaced the 472 as the standard engine. Electronic fuel injection became optional in March 1975. Another option was the Astroroof with sliding sunshade that permitted use as an electrically operated sunroof or a transparent closed skylight. An ordinary sunroof panel was also available.