As the fin dwindles…….
The last year for the iconic Cadillac tail fin (Fleetwood shown)
The “Standard of the World” for 1964
Equipped with a 429 CID 16-valve OHV V8 producing 340 hp @ 4,600 rpm with 651 Nm of peak torque @ 3,000 rpm. It went from 0-60 in just 8.7 seconds. It was 223.5″ long, rode on a 129.5″ wheelbase, and was 79.7″ wide. This was another big ole’ floatin’ Barco lounger that you could drive forever and never get tired, there was room inside to stretch. I am 6’2″ tall and these were ideal. Today’s cars require amputation in order to get comfortable inside and God forbid you have a passenger that must ride in the trunk. It’s a shame we had to give up a luxury-length automobile because of sheer avarice…..
Once upon a time there was a land called America. This land was filled with luxury cars, North, South, East, and West. They were a city block long and half a city block wide. These cars were not only big……but powerful as well. It was like driving your summer home around with you all the time. Americans became spoiled…..Cadillac was the car. They blew up to HUMONGOUS proportions, spoiling Americans further…..then along came the mean ole’ nasty EPA….huffed & puffed & blew the house down (with us in it too!) Gee thanks EPA. Oh, by the way, it t’was OPEC we should really thank the most, why, thanks to their greed and avarice Americans now were forced to drive death traps and puddle jumpers! THE END
1964 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty-Special
This was a farewell to the iconic Cadillac tail fin
The 1959 Cadillac had the tallest tail fins in the industry…
1964 Cadillac Series 6300 hardtop Sedan deVille