Curbside Classic Clue

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

Calling all history buffs! Identifying this car shouldn’t be all that hard. But there’s something unusual and extremely rare about this particular variant. An oddity of history, if you please. To win, you need to explain.

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  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Sep 14, 2009

    I think it's more likely a '49 than a '50

  • Jckirlan Jckirlan on Sep 14, 2009

    What's up with the steering wheel. It looks like a piece of ivory.

  • The duke The duke on Sep 14, 2009

    I'll call it a 1950 Series 61, perhaps a coupe, with a manual transmission. Rare, but the option of a manual was not discontinued until 1953 and the last year of the 61 was 1951. Possible historical significance: like the Cunningham LeMans car.

  • Nick Nick on Sep 15, 2009
    It’s a 1950 Cadillac, stick shift 3 speed. I owned and raced such a car for about 10 years between 1993 ann 2003/4 Now that's a story I want to hear more about...