My Car Quest

August 19, 2017

Missing, Presumed Junked: Two Italian Cadillacs

by Wallace Wyss - When a Cadillac designed by Pinin Farina (before they were one name) came up at auction, Bonhams said it was one of four Italian Cadillac based styling exercises built by Pinin Farina between 1958 and 1961, but this author … [Read more...]

Driving Impression: 2017 Cadillac ATS V6

by Wallace Wyss - The Cadillac name is one emblazoned on my brain. When I was a kid, having a Cadillac was the ne plus ultra of career achievement. There weren’t many on my block that had one but, boy, when they first drove one home, the … [Read more...]

Geronimo’s Cadillac

by Mike - We do not expect to see a 19th century American Indian warrior dressed up in a top hat and vest sitting behind the wheel of a luxury car. Yet here is the Apache warrior Geronimo in just such a pose. The photograph below was staged … [Read more...]

Still Missing: The Pininfarina Cadillac Skylight Twins

by Wallace Wyss Cadillacs bodied in Italy in the Fifties? O.K. everyone knows there’s a two seater Cadillac by Pinin Farina (the company name was spelled as two words before 1959). One was driving around Beverly Hills in 1954, owned by a record … [Read more...]

Is This A New Catagory Of Collector Car? – The Derelict: A Highly Modified Barn Find Without The Barn

by Mike - As I walked up to this car at this past Carmel Concours On The Avenue my first thought was "why is this old beat up car here?" But as I got closer it became clear this car was not what it appeared to be from twenty feet … [Read more...]

What’s Wrong With These Photos?

by Mike - Searching my photo archives today I found a few photos that needed more explanation. For some I have an explanation but for others I do not. Above is an Iso Rivolta GT with a custom front. It has the hood and nose design usually … [Read more...]

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