The 1959-60 Cadillacs were designed during a period of great change within GM. Harley Earl was heavily involved with the '59s, but Bill Mitchell took over after Earl's retirement and was mainly responsible for the 1960 models. Under Mitchell, a new freshness permeated the air -- a freshness and youthfulness that was to become the hallmark of most cars developed under his regime.
The '59s and '60s have had their share of foes over the years, but there
is certainly a time and a place for them. Perhaps Earl, Mitchell, Hols,
Glowacke, and Scheelk designed a car whose time is now. It is seen
everywhere these days: TV, movies, and even in commercials for new
Cadillacs! People can't get enough of the 1959-60 Cadillac's flamboyance,
and prices are escalating accordingly. It is such a welcome relief to see one
parked amongst the little boxes-on-wheels of today. Ah, the genius of it all.
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