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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA'S SUNNIEST CAPITAL, c1950

Greatest Hits: 1960

Greatest Hits: 1960

Miami, Florida, circa 1960. "Prizefighter (and Olympic gold medalist) Cassius Clay in his Cadillac, which is equipped with a phonograph player." View full size.

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Seeing the switch below the corner of the windshield, this Cadillac has the optional power vent windows. I'll bet it also has cruise control, and Guide-Matic (automatic headlamp dimming).

[That's the power window switch. The ventipane switch is on the armrest, out of view. Power vent windows were standard on this model, the 1960 Fleetwood Sixty Special sedan. The major option present on this car is air conditioning. - Dave]

Dave, you are correct - I didn't realize this was a Fleetwood. From Page 14 of the 1960 Owners Manual (courtesy of the invaluable oldcarbrochures.com).

[We know this is a 60 Special because of the door panel design and longitudinal ribbing of the headliner. - Dave]

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This companion photo makes me smile because just swap out these 45s for CDs and you have millions of us in the '80s and '90s, the days before plug-in playlists. We didn't sideswipe while texting, but while juggling a dozen discs and jewel cases. Here, it was identified as a Philips record player for any experts here in totally obsolete car audio.

[The player is a Norelco (Philips) "Auto Mignon." - Dave]

 
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