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Great looking car! I love the ‘59 and ‘60 GM “flattop” 4-foot hardtops.

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6 hours ago, stratman said:

Great looking car! I love the ‘59 and ‘60 GM “flattop” 4-foot hardtops.

Thanks Stratman, i am really happy with it.:cheers:

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When a Cadillac was a Cadillac!! LOVE the front end AND the fins!! 😍

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Fins are the best part of any Caddy :) 

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13 minutes ago, Ringo64 said:

Fins are the best part of any Caddy :) 

WHile I tend to agree with you Ringo. The Dagmars on a Caddy are also very cool too.

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3 minutes ago, Frosty said:

WHile I tend to agree with you Ringo. The Dagmars on a Caddy are also very cool too.

This is also true. Found this article, not sure how much of it is true but interesting (and a little NSFW): https://www.curbsideclassic.com/design-3/design-history-cadillacs-dagmars-an-intimate-look-at-their-origins-development-and-namesake/

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In my time at GM, and the handful of times I was at the GM Design studio, the term Dagmars was a staple for these bumperettes. I've heard of this story multiple times so I have to beleive there is a lot of truth to it.

My favorite story is still Bill Mitchell when he was developing the Mako Shark concept Corvette. He was inspired to build afer he caught a mako shark off the coast of Bimini, he had it mounted in his office wall at Design Staff in Warren. He claimed the Design staff was not capturing the essence of the fish no matter how many times they completely painted the car. So, in desperation, they broke into Mitchell's office late one night and they re-painted the fish. Once they did that, Mitchell claimed the team had succeeded in capturing the essence of the Mako Shark.

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10 hours ago, Frosty said:

they broke into Mitchell's office late one night and they re-painted the fish. Once they did that, Mitchell claimed the team had succeeded in capturing the essence of the Mako Shark.

LOL!

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I know - its funny as hell - but it's apparently true too!

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