Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Front and Back......
I was exploring my cupboard last night and thought I would shoot a couple of photos of these model cars. I have a collection of cars but have not added to it for years. These two are both Cadillac cars probably made in the middle 1950s. When I was young, any person who owned a Cadillac had reached a stage of wealth and could show others that they had made it in the world. It has been interesting to see the tradition diminish. Different cars of a different make are prestige cars now. Some of the older people who lived that time period as teenages still buy the modern, less decorated version of the car. One lady in town has a red one right now. She has always had a Cadillac.
The reason I have two of these is that the Art Store use to carry these as novel items. The were to be gifts items you could buy while purchasing art supplies. When they sold out everything and closed their store they were selling the cars for a dollar a piece. It is fun to have them in my collection. I think these are the newest models of car that I have as the rest are old Model Ts and such. As I search the web, I can see they could be 1957 caddies through 69 or 60. The went from clunky looking to sleek looking in a very short time with all the fins and jet like styling.