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Where do all these Cadillacaminos come from?
Where do all these Cadillacaminos come from?

You thought we were done with this, didn’t you? Oh no, not just yet.
Once again BZR, who seems to have a minor Cadillac obsession right now, had to write in with a tip. Yes, technically it’s the same tip as before, but he pointed out a few specific ads that we managed to gloss right over. Actually, let’s be honest, we think he’s just trying to curry favour for some reason. We suspect that he’s the one who broke the humidor in the Hooniversal Executive Lounge, but we’ll feign ignorance so long as he keeps sending in tips. (That goes for the rest of you lot as well — but please, try not to break anything, mmmkay?)
In fairness, there isn’t a whole hell of a lot that needs to be said about these ads. As BZR points out, it’s “the 1970’s, distilled into super strength”. Wow. Malaise-tastic. What’s that? Can’t have opulent power and excessive performance? Having to make do with 0-60 times that get measured with a calendar rather than a stopwatch? Well, no problem! Add some tacky crap to help you forget. Better yet, why not drown your sorrows in hallucinogens, and then these cars will seem completely normal.
Hm. Suddenly that doesn’t sound like a bad idea…
[Source: Flickr, and again, don’t take MY word for it…]

Anybody else have “Blue Suede Shoes” stuck in their head after reading that lead advertisement?

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  1. PowerTryp Avatar

    Two for the money, I'll say just one of those was an expensive ride back in its prime, now it would be worth a near fortune cause you wouldn't be able to find one.
    What are the model names for both of those most hooniversable rides?

  2. CptSevere Avatar

    That Camino is simply gorgeous. My '71 Fleetwood factory limo had a data plate in the glove compartment stating that it was rated at 3/4 ton, and the rear end looked like it. The axles were like an inch and a half in diameter. I Imagine the red barge is built on the same Commercial Chassis. This Camino will haul some stuff if it needs to. I see it pulling a 31' Airstream. That would be classy.

    1. Deartháir Avatar

      As I recall, the Fleetwood was also available just with a towing package, which included heavy duty suspension, a transmission cooler, a heavier rear-end and a larger radiator. That allowed it to tow a trailer of well over 5,000 lbs. What's the word for that? Oh, right… AWESOME. I need one.

      1. CptSevere Avatar

        Don't we all. Add some Edelbrock goodies, headers, and duals with a tastefully throaty but not overly loud tone. Now you have a road beast.

  3. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Note the walnut endcap.
    Always take note of the walnut endcap.

    1. engineerd Avatar

      In the 3 dimensional opera windows. Only commoners would settle for less than 3 dimensions in their opera windows.

  4. Alff Avatar

    That Eldo is a shooting brake for the man who knows how to handle a .38, his bidness and his bitchez.

  5. Prawo Jazdy and The Velocity Trumpets Avatar
    Prawo Jazdy and The Velocity Trumpets

    I didn’t have anything stuck in my head until you mentioned it. Thanks.
    I’ll be printing a few of these ads to adorn my office here at my dealer. Thanks.

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