Harley Earl's 1959 Cadillac Renditions

Started by Jon S, November 15, 2015, 05:22:41 PM

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Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

Saw that video a long time ago; very much enjoyed seeing it again.  Thanks for posting.

*I now see where the "1959 Cadillac says more about America than a trunk load of history books" comes from.  ;D

A Cadillac Motorcar is a Possession for which there is no Acceptable Substitute

Jon S


1958 Cadillac Sedan De Ville
1973 Lincoln Continental Coupe
1981 Corvette
2004 Mustang GT


1957 Eldorado Biarritz #906
1957 Eldorado Biarritz #1020 http://bit.ly/1kTvFlM
1957 Eldorado Seville  #1777 http://bit.ly/1T3Uo1c
1994 Seville STS http://bit.ly/1IaOT0c
1995 Fleetwood Brougham  http://bit.ly/20YwJV4

1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup
1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon (2)
1960 Chevy Apache 10 Stepside
1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer


  I would take a lot of this with a grain of salt.  Every factory built wild looking mock-up cars during the design process.  Just because you see a 3 headlamp monster in a studio doesn't mean it was destined for production.  There are plenty of wild proposals for every year and most never see the light of day.

  I've seen some 1959 proposals that carry a lot of the heaviness of the 1957s & 1958s... and they are rather handsome.  They look 100% Earl.   History is written by the victors and we see that in the younger guys who took over the studio and revolted.  It's easy to say Earl simply lost his mind for the 1959 model year, but I doubt it's that cut and dry.    Just saying!
J. M. Ackerman