They Don’t Make Them Like This Anymore

Observed at the corner of 19th and R Streets, NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

Red 1970 caddy

Red 1970 caddy

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4 Responses to They Don’t Make Them Like This Anymore

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    There’s a reason for that.
    2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test

  2. JDM says:

    That and the fact that I am now sitting in a 12-ton, 38-ft motorhome that gets considerably better fuel mileage than those old big Caddies.

  3. JDM says:

    BTW, another data point: I learned to drive in my mom’s 1960 Cadillac. It was very similar, chassis and engine, to the 1970 one in your pics. And it was fairly fast, with a 400 plus cubic inch engine. Terrible horrible unsafe brakes. So so handling. Then we got a ’68 Volvo. 4 wheel discs and pretty good handling. A tiny two liter engine, 120 cu in, about 1/4 the size of the Caddy’s. Yet it was virtually identically fast, both in acceleration and top speed, as the Caddy. It also had more rear seat leg room – a lot more. And it had a roomier trunk than the Caddy.

  4. kaleberg says:

    I like the license plate. That car is clearly a labor of love.

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