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Offline CadillacRob

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Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« on: June 27, 2016, 12:54:51 PM »
Many of us have not been so lucky to see all the different cadillac generations up close and personal.  I often find the scale of a car Ive seen online a hundred times is actually different in person, smaller or larger.

If you guys have pictures or comparisons of other generations Id be interested in seeing them.  Heres an example:

A 1950 parked next to a 1964:
1950 series 61 sedan
1956 coupe de ville

Offline CadillacRob

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2016, 01:01:36 PM »
I recently saw a 59 convertible, which I always thought were HUGE.  But in honesty, its not much bigger, if at all than my 56 CDV
1950 series 61 sedan
1956 coupe de ville

Offline Jeff Rose CLC #28373

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2016, 01:41:35 PM »
I know it isn't another Caddy, but do these work?
Jeff
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Offline CadillacRob

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2016, 04:22:53 PM »
Like a barnacle on a whale :D
1950 series 61 sedan
1956 coupe de ville

Offline Jeff Rose CLC #28373

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2016, 04:50:51 PM »
No no no. Old Cadillacs are not whales. They are called Boats!
Jeff Rosansky
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1970 Coupe DeVille (Big Red)
1955 Series 62 (Baby Blue)
Dad's new 1979 Coupe DeVille

Offline Scot Minesinger

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2016, 04:58:18 PM »
Every time I start my 472 powered Cadillacs a Prius dies and who cares?  Great photo Jeff!  I got to get one of those photos too.
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Offline savemy67

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 05:17:16 PM »
Hello Rob,

Your picture of the 1950 next to the 1964 is a good photo showing the evolution of the cars' fronts.  I have had the opportunity to attend a couple of the Potomac Regions shows at Capitol Cadillac in Greenbelt, MD, where 1930s Cadillacs were side by side with 50s and 70s Cadillacs.  While I agree that the overall scale is similar, what I noticed most was the height of the cars.  The fender, hood, and roof heights of the earlier cars were all much greater than the later cars.  I attribute this to the diminution of wheel/tire size post WWII, and changes in chassis/suspension, and "streamlined" body designs.

The 1950 body echoes the separate fender and hood lines of the '30s, and at the same time heralds the integrated sheet metal of the '60s.  Regardless, they are all great cars, although I do have several favorites.

Christopher Winter
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Offline GBrown #8092

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2016, 06:06:10 PM »
Hows this?
'94, '72, '65, and '57.

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Offline harry s

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2016, 08:44:18 PM »
Here is a link to pictures of the Potomac Region Show at Capitol Cadillac this past May. There are some pretty neat generational comparisons. One show room shot shows a '37, '47 and '57 side by side and many others.
http://www.clcpotomacregion.org/2016springcarshow.htm
Harry
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Offline chrisntam

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2016, 09:18:23 PM »
When I drive mine, I inevitably find myself next to another top down convertible at a stop light.

First thing I generally say to the other driver is "Mine's bigger".

 ;D
1970 Deville Convertible 
Dallas, Texas

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2016, 10:03:26 PM »
Stops on the floor show where my Honda CR-V parks.

Offline Squashman

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2016, 09:50:15 PM »
My 1980 CDV next to my friends 1975. Five years makes a heck of a difference.

Offline gross707

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2016, 07:25:30 AM »
Here's a good comparison (2 doors v. 4):
Gerald Ross

Offline James Landi

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2016, 08:43:48 AM »
 "While I agree that the overall scale is similar, what I noticed most was the height of the cars.  The fender, hood, and roof heights of the earlier cars were all much greater than the later cars."  Christopher Winter

I also add the change in entering and exiting Cadillacs during the post war years.  While "long and low" had design appeal, the compromise was a steady lowering of the doorway entrance and a deepening of the floors under the sills.  My 56 short deck model 62 was more like a "Checker cab" -- designed for graceful entries and exits-- with flat floors (save from the drive train humps).  Long and low also provided increased stability as well. When SUV's became popular, it struck me that they were a "throw back" to our early to mid-50's Cadillacs.


Offline willits

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2016, 04:04:13 AM »
My 3.  There's s a big jump in those 3 years between '58 & '61 and of course huge jump in the 50 years between '58 & '08.  8)
Peter
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Offline CadillacRob

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2016, 06:28:01 AM »
Thats amazing, the 61 looks like the runt of the litter
1950 series 61 sedan
1956 coupe de ville

Offline Caddyjack

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2016, 07:56:10 PM »
I use an example of 3 generations in my board signature.  '76, '93, and '06. :)
Jack Larson
Philadelphia, PA

Offline Lexi

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2016, 11:21:56 PM »
Check out this comparison of a hulking '56 Limo and a mini. At the front the Caddy also projected further then the smaller car. Quite freakish to see actually. Further to one of the above comments, Caddies are sometimes also called "Land Yachts". There used to be a show which featured Lincolns and Cadillacs which was called The Land Yacht Regatta. Clay/Lexi
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 11:36:03 PM by lexi »

Offline D.Smith

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2016, 01:56:31 PM »
Size matters

Offline D.Smith

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Re: Cadillac Generation Comparison Photos
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2016, 02:17:47 PM »
69 and 76

 

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