An Appreciation
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What a beauty…

 

… from a by-gone era…

That right there, my friends, is a 1953 Cadillac LeMans convertible…

Sitting in a showroom in (of all places) New York city… in spite of the California plates.

Now, before all you wise-acres get your keyboards all fired up, to talk about how I probably was already well into retirement age before these beauties were released, I’ll have you know (I’ll have you know) that these came along long before I did.

But it does represent a completely different age in the good ol’ U. S. of A…
An age when there were many less people, and big wide cars were much more of a luxury item.
With much more open space in which to turn one of these puppies loose.

“Rev ‘er up, Earl, and let’s see what she’ll do…”

Just look at those white walls!
Why, I bet this car got all of… maybe… let’s say about six miles to the gallon…

To the Google, Batman…

Hmmm
I can’t seem to find the estimate on gas mileage.
For one very good reason….
This is a concept car – one of only four that were made.
Of which this is one of the three survivors.

I can tell you that the car was estimated to sell for a whopping $1650.00.
And gas was all of $0.20 a gallon in 1953…

Now, you gotta understand…
I have no desire to own such a car.
I really don’t!

But I can certainly appreciate a sense of styling that’s no longer relevant to my state of mind.
Of course, it’s that sense of style which was a major contributor to our current pickle…

… climatically speaking…

 

Yeah…

There’s a bit of a boil going on, in the old emotional kettle, right about now…

 

Of course, where life is concerned…

Style be damned!

 

 

 

 

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