Squirrel

Squirrel

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 back end of this particular model has a look that could have been the front end of the car.  I have never noticed that before until I was snapping photos.The trunk lid looks like a hood of a car.

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.

4 comments:

Linda said...

I love vintage cars like this, Larry, thanks so much for sharing these photos!

The Furry Gnome said...

Nice models!

Jeevan said...

Wow! They still look good and stay with you as the reminder of past… I too have little cars from the childhood and most of them are worn out. The rear of car really amuses me, resemble the hood

Mildred said...

How fun these are. Daddy and I always loved looking at older model cars at car shows. Growing up in the early 60's, our neighbor, Lillie Mae, had a pink Studebaker!