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Offline Rich S

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Still driving her Cadillac!
« on: May 26, 2010, 01:40:12 PM »
Here's an interesting story about a woman and her 1979 Coupe de Ville in its original two-toned Saxony Red and Cotillion White combination:

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2010/05/25/bts.103.yr.old.driver.wpvi

Obviously, people do get more out of life when they drive a Cadillac!  ;)
Rich Sullivan CLC #11473

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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Still driving her Cadillac!
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010, 08:12:26 PM »
I hope I am still driving mine when I get to her age.

Bruce. >:D

PS.   Lovely car.
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
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Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Offline Carfreak

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Re: Still driving her Cadillac!
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 08:52:46 PM »
One of our members (she joined the CLC in 1959 at the urging of her cousin Ansel Sackett) will be celebrating her 100th birthday next month. 

And yes, she still drives her Cadillacs.   

In fact, the Cadillac & LaSalle Club of Australia created a special award in her name. 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Dunning

dan reed

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Re: Still driving her Cadillac!
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010, 06:06:28 PM »
Ha, ha.......... I've never met the woman, but my Mother works at a special needs school in Coatesville, PA and has met her. My Mom first told me about this local old woman who drove a Cadillac a few years ago.

Offline Kevin M. Parkinson

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Re: Still driving her Cadillac!
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2010, 11:10:52 PM »
Margaret Dunning's 1966 Cadillac Sedan DeVille was parked next to my 1967 Cadillac Sedan DeVille at the the CCCA Grand Experience at Hickory Corners in 2007.  I enjoyed talking to her for a bit.
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Offline Greg Powers

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Re: Still driving her Cadillac!
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2010, 10:10:40 AM »
I hope and pray that I'll be able to drive my Cadillacs until my days on this earth are over. What a blessing to have both mental and physical health at her age. We have a customer and friend of our business that still drives a 1965 Cadillac Coupe deVille Convertible as her only car. She is a lovely lady in her late eighties and she purchased the Cadillac new. Her husband has tried to get her into another car, but she refuses. I guess if she makes it to 103, she'll be styling around town in her Cadillac Convertible. I guess something can be said for driving in Cadillac Style.
G.L. Powers>1954 Series 62 Sedan/1958 Fleetwood 60 Special-sold/1963 Series 62 Convertible-sold/1970 Fleetwood Brougham-sold/1994 Fleetwood Brougham/1971 Sedan Deville-sold/2000 Deville-sold/2001 DTS-sold/1976 Eldorado Convertible-sold/1983 Coupe Deville-sold/1990 Allante-sold/1990 and 1991 Brougham deElegance-sold/1992 Brougham-sold/Always looking!

Barry M. Wheeler #2189

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Re: Still driving her Cadillac!
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2010, 07:11:44 PM »
Of course it doesn't hurt that the lady is driving a 1979! Cadillac. Treat them right, and they will go as long as you need them to. Notice also, the "slick" top which I think looks better than a vinyl half top on the '77-'79 cars. And the two tone paint helps too. Lengthens the CDV where the half tops make them look stubby. Only grouping of years where the sedans are sexier than the coupes. IHO. "You go girl!"

 

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