Tuesday, February 24, 2009

1957 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Sedan

"The new Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Sedan is a superlative blend of classic symmetry and functional design. It is almost three inches lower in over-all height, providing a more graceful silhouette and greater highway stability."

Meet the luxurious Cadillac Fleetwood, longest of the standard 1957 Cadillacs. With 224,4 inches (or 5,70 meters) length, it is truly an impressive car.

Cuba was Cadillac-country in the 50s: nowhere in the world you could find a higher density of Cadillacs than in the City of Havana. Even in Cuba's countryside with their colonial villages, owning a Cadillac was compulsory for the ones who could afford it.

Today, Cadillacs are still a common sight here, but a Fleetwood with it's original V8 engine is a pretty rare find. The owner, in the green T-shirt, had the car just purchased, when we met him, and he plans to restore it. We wish him luck with his project and we'll keep you updated...

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