Summer 1977, at the New Jersey shore. Disco. Pinball. Pong.
And the 1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible.
My dad borrowed a cherry 1975 convertible from his doctor friend who was
out of town for the summer. We had a blast in it. It had power
everything: windows, locks, climate control, antenna and roof. It had
an 8 track stereo and a 40-channel CB radio. This is back when CB was
cool, mind you. The gas mileage was an atrocious 10 mpg while the OPEC
oil embargo was in full swing, pushing gas over $1/gallon for the first time
ever. Despite the prohibitive operational costs, we drove that baby.
And it was fun. She was a real head turner.
Yours truly at the tender age of 9 is in the back seat,
is on the CB. "Breaker, breaker,
this is 20-foot-caddy coming at you: wall-to-wall, and treetop-tall." Note
the magnetic-mount aftermarket CB antenna on the trunk lid.
I was hooked. This was *the* car. Someday I would own one. Little
did I know that I REALLY WOULD
It seems like the car color was "Lido Green Poly." The source photos here are from
110 film and the prints are 24 years old. The color needs help. My
photoshop-geek friends promise to try to retouch these photos for me someday.