Curbside Classic Outtake: Dubble Caddies

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer
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As we were walking home through the Lane Events Center parking lot, where a Tattoo Convention was in high gear, I noticed the 1970 Caddy in the distance, and as soon as I saw the big dubs, I kept walking. They generally just don’t do it for me. But then I thought, what the hell, it might mike a good Outtake. And as I walked around the other side of it and raised my camera, I realized I’d stumbled into another two-fer. With matching dubs, no less.

Not only that, but the Escalade was of the very first generation ones; a veritable Curbside Classic in the making. And my appreciation of the Coupe De Ville was quickly growing, being a relatively tasteful mild custom.

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  • Stencha Klaus Stencha Klaus on May 10, 2010

    A real car made in USA with quality parts although I don't get why anyone would spoil the ride with those cartoon wheels. Last night I drove behind a 1969 lincoln Mark III which looks so good on the road in contrast to today's appliance cars. The Escalade however is basically a junkpile of Chinese and Mexican parts. My boss has an '07 Escalade which is on it's 3rd tranny, 2nd engine, 2nd steering rack and the "check engine" light has been on for 2 years. The GM dealership's service department makes the Three Stooges look like Carol Shelby and crew.

  • Krucialelements Krucialelements on Jul 24, 2015

    I think this is my old Caddy. Anyone know how to track it down. My dad got it for me at 16 and i kept it 18 years and then regretably sold it. I'd love to buy it back some day. That car's like a piece of me!

  • SCE to AUX How long until that $90k yields a profit for my grandchildren?
  • Ajla I do wonder what the legacy of the Alpha Camaro will be. It was higher performing than the Zeta but lacks the pop culture imprinting of that gen or the earlier F-body. And somehow it managed to be less comfortable than the Zeta. I guess it depends if this is really the last traditional Camaro.
  • SCE to AUX I'd admire it at the car cruise, but $20k gets you halfway to a new truck.
  • Lou_BC Panther black? Borrowed from Dodge panther pink? One could argue that any Camaro is a limited run.
  • SCE to AUX I much prefer the looks of the Tucson version, but either is a great value.How was the driveability, namely the electric/gas transition? I had H/K's first attempt in a 13 Optima Hybrid (now in my son's garage), and it was gruff and abrupt in that phase of driving.