1961 CADIL­LAC EL­DO­RADO

CAR (UK) - - INSIDER -

‘I can re­mem­ber be­ing awestruck by Amer­i­can cars, par­tic­u­larly of the ’60s and late ’50s. The Cadil­lac El­do­rado with the high soar­ing ‡in rep­re­sented Amer­ica’s de­sire to get to the moon.

‘It al­ways res­onates with me, this no­tion of us­ing style for true diˆffer­en­ti­a­tion in the mar­ket­place. This was an ex­u­ber­ant time to be a de­signer in Amer­ica, when the Big Three were ‡ight­ing for sales. The de­sign­ers them­selves – peo­ple like Harley Earl, Vir­gil Exner – be­came he­roes in Amer­ica. These cars were very glam­orous, and they were huge.’

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