For your Fastback Friday enjoyment, I invite you to take a stroll down memory lane. Put on your 3-piece suit, don your chapeau, get ready to take a grad, luxurious ride.
[Source: Hemming Classifieds]
Today I wanted to bring you something from the pages of the Hemmings classifieds. It’s like craigslist, but with class!
Description from the ad:
Location:Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
1941 Cadillac Fastback Coupe. Beautiful black exterior with black/tan leather seats and black carpet. Original engine and automatic transmission have all been gone through and are running great. No rust. Super clean and always cared for. Purchased from Tom Crook Classic Cars in Auburn, WA. two years ago and has been in climate controlled storage in Scottsdale, AZ ever since. Tons of receipts, shop manual, and vehicle history. Have written appraisal at $28,000. Asking $27,500 OBO.
Only 42,000 miles? For a 72-year old car? That is mighty impressive, indeed. That interior is simply gorgeous. Look at the wood on the dash! Imagine the sense of accomplishment and having finally arrived as you slip behind the chrome and leather steering wheel, gazing out through the glass onto that long, black hood.
Out back, it gets even better. Instead of a mere coupe with a trunk, we see the long, long, sweeping lines of a true fastback. Starting at the top of the roof and making its way down to the chrome bumpers, the fastback roof line just reeks of style and elegance, with just a hint of high performance. Also, are those the start of two fins on the rear fenders? It’s a little too soon, I think, but the impetus is certainly there. The deep, rich black all over the car, together with the chrome trim on the fenders and around the windows, really makes a statement for others to see: the owner of this car has arrived. Not only arrived, but arrived in style.
What do you think of this long, black machine?
[Photos: Hemmings Classifieds]