YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, November 28, 2012
Passed this 1964 Cadillac de Ville four-window sedan yesterday on Grand Island (it’s more commonly known as a four-door hardtop). No plates, but it looks ready to go from here. The ’64s were a mild restyle of the all-new ’63 models, so Cadillac had to really reach in the brochure to make it sound interesting: “A distinguishing Cadillac feature is the rear license plate area which is smartly integrated into the rear grille and bumper design…” Yes, as we all know, every other manufacturer just hammered the plate onto the trunklid! You can read more about the ’64 Caddy on the Cadillac Country Club web page, where one writer informs us that “The Fleetwood El Dorado Convertible looked dramatically the same as the Eldorado Biarritz from the previous year, as well.” Dramatically the same… as well? Interesting phrasing. See the old brochure here.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know