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 Post subject: Re: Custom '59 Caddy smashing into a stack of vintage TVs
PostPosted: Jan Mon 09, 2017 5:31 pm 
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decojoe67 wrote:
I had read that money was no object in acquiring the Cadillacs for the project.


http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/features/f ... ng-tall-40

"The Ant Farm made a list of 10 Cadillac models that would illustrate the evolution of the tailfin from 1948 to 1964. They purchased the actual cars for the installation over a period of about two weeks. Some were running, some not. The team paid $200 or less for most of the cars, Lord told us in 1974."


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 Post subject: Re: Custom '59 Caddy smashing into a stack of vintage TVs
PostPosted: Jan Tue 10, 2017 2:18 am 
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wiscojim wrote:
decojoe67 wrote:
I had read that money was no object in acquiring the Cadillacs for the project.


http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/features/f ... ng-tall-40

"The Ant Farm made a list of 10 Cadillac models that would illustrate the evolution of the tailfin from 1948 to 1964. They purchased the actual cars for the installation over a period of about two weeks. Some were running, some not. The team paid $200 or less for most of the cars, Lord told us in 1974."


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I must've been 12 when I read that Ant Farm book. I stand corrected.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom '59 Caddy smashing into a stack of vintage TVs
PostPosted: Jan Tue 10, 2017 4:23 pm 
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What moron would do something like this?! The TVs are no
great loss but I'd sure like to have a '59 Caddy in the garage
next to my '64 Lincoln. Two icons of an era were are unlikely
to ever see again. If people really have the need to destroy something,
use a Pinto, Vega, Gremlin or other piece-o-junk. Detroit made
lots of these.
Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Custom '59 Caddy smashing into a stack of vintage TVs
PostPosted: Jan Wed 11, 2017 5:04 pm 
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At the time it would have been a 16 year old Cadillac, so no big loss. Those other cars would have still been almost brand new.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom '59 Caddy smashing into a stack of vintage TVs
PostPosted: Jan Wed 11, 2017 9:00 pm 
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zarco wrote:
If people really have the need to destroy something,
use a Pinto, Vega, Gremlin or other piece-o-junk. Detroit made
lots of these.
Steve

Most of them have been junked, are now becoming collectable...


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