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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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It may not have had the tallest of fins, but this 1956 Cadillac Series 62 coupe’s rear fenders had just enough of a kick in them to carry on the tradition started in 1949, a tradition which wouldn’t fully die out until the introduction of the more-rounded 2000 de Ville. Oh sure, over the years there was often merely the suggestion of a tainfin, but the Cadillac stylists seemed to have a really hard time letting-go totally of their biggest styling gimmick — one which you could say made a comeback (as a suggestion, not a full-blown tailfin) with the introduction of the 2005 CTS. This red-and-white beauty was seen last summer at the Cadillac owners’ show at Keyser Cadillac in Williamsville.

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— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

 


  • MaxPlanck

    Absolutely gorgeous machine. If my memory serves me right from my high school days of pumping gas, one of the taillights were mounted on a hinge that flipped out, revealing the filler neck. That arrangement saw a lot of use as those Cads were thirsty beasts. But at .26@ gallon, who kept score?