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1959 Cadillac Escalade
« on: May 28, 2020, 09:34:36 AM »

Someone created an imagining of what GM's premier luxury SUV would've looked like if it were introduced 40 years before it actually entered production. Note the heavy Caddy cues on a base '59 Chevy Suburban:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/what-if-the-cadillac-escalade-had-been-designed-in-the-1950s/ar-BB14CUox?ocid=msedgdhp#image=BB14CSjw|1
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Re: 1959 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2020, 11:10:54 AM »

Someone created an imagining of what GM's premier luxury SUV would've looked like if it were introduced 40 years before it actually entered production. Note the heavy Caddy cues on a base '59 Chevy Suburban:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/what-if-the-cadillac-escalade-had-been-designed-in-the-1950s/ar-BB14CUox?ocid=msedgdhp#image=BB14CSjw|1

For further inspiration, look up the Chevrolet Cameo.  Dodge also did a special pickup treatment.  The Fifties had an abundance of style!  Today it is all appliancemobiles, all the time.  21st Century Ugly is not a good style!

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Re: 1959 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2020, 11:45:57 AM »

Someone created an imagining of what GM's premier luxury SUV would've looked like if it were introduced 40 years before it actually entered production. Note the heavy Caddy cues on a base '59 Chevy Suburban:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/what-if-the-cadillac-escalade-had-been-designed-in-the-1950s/ar-BB14CUox?ocid=msedgdhp#image=BB14CSjw|1

That thing would have needed one helluva air conditioner!

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Re: 1959 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2020, 07:53:36 PM »

It could be interesting to compare it with some other mash-ups like the "Stude-Benz" or Mitsuoka, an Japanese aftermarket specialist who put Jaguar frontend on various Hondas, Toyotas and Nissans. https://www.curbsideclassic.com/vintage-review/vintage-article-the-1959-stude-benz-prototype-a-fiberglass-mash-up/
https://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbside-classics-asian/curbside-classic-the-japanese-retro-trial-2nd-witness-mitsuoka-viewt-k12/
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Re: 1959 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2020, 08:26:57 PM »

Looks too much like a Nomad Wagon.  Then again, a lot of GM vehicles of the time had surprisingly similar styling.
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Re: 1959 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2020, 08:01:31 AM »

Awful. The fins are way too low. You can tell a real 1950s auto designer didn't draw this one.
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