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The 1954 Cadillacs were among the first to establish Harley Earl’s new “make it big” design credo for GM’s mid to late Fifties cars. Incorporating a tasteful slab-sided look while taking full advantage of the ’53 Eldorado’s “Panoramic” view, the new 1954 models were largely the work of chief designer Ed Glowake and assistant Bob Scheelk. The hood and cowl sat high above the low-slung front fenders and protruding grille – giving the car a distinguished look reminiscent of earlier Cadillacs. This design would be steadily minimized on later models as cowl heights dropped.
The bespoke Fleetwood Series Sixty Special grew 3 inches from the previous year and was a full 11 inches longer than the standard Series 62 Sedan. Gold Fleetwood badges adorned the trunk and dashboard, and the eight distinctive chrome “louvers” made their last appearance on the rear doors. Cadillac offered no less than 12 interior trim styles for the Fleetwood’s discriminating clientele, which included eight different color combinations.
Fully finished both inside and out, each 1:43 scale model will be signed and numbered. Available in either “Arlington Green Metallic” with two-tone green broadcloth interior or “Driftwood” with two-tone tan and brown broadcloth interior. Shown with optional wire wheels.
Price? $399 – with free shipping if you order now. For more information, check out www.brucearnoldmodels.com.