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  04/02/2011: 1955 PINK CADILLAC - THE KING'S FAVORITE CAR!
 


The first Elvis song to appear on a national chart was "Baby, Let's Play House." The lyrics include this piece of advice:

Well, you may go to college,
You may go to school.
You may have a pink cadillac,
But don’t you be nobody’s fool.


The pink color was a unique creation by an Elvis' neighbor (named "Art" of course) on Lamar Street.

Elvis bought this 1955 Cadillac for his Mom, who incidentally didn't have a driver's license. So Elvis re-gifted the car to his band to take it to gigs for two years. As befits a car driven by young musicians, it went through some rock 'n roll changes, but this is the version immortalized in Graceland.

The model is offered to us in 1:24 by the same folks who brought us Motor City Classics and now distribute Norev. Click Here to see pix and consider purchase.

We don't have much in the way of fifties Cadillacs in 1:24. Legacy also offers the opulent 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham from TFM in a rich maroon. From Danbury Mint, a flamboyant 1959 Cadillac Series 62 in Dover White that is spectacular. It's one of my personal favorites of automotive fantasy of all time. Imagine children in the year 2030 beholding this car. (They'll be so jealous in their Smart Car VTOL!)

Elvis' favorite car he named Gladys after his Mom
Elvis' favorite car he named Gladys after his Mom


   
 
 
 

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