On a recent trip to San Diego, I drove thru a residential neighborhood while stopped at an intersection I noticed a 1969 Cady. Its majestic powder blue fins were sticking out of a shed. I went to investigate. The owner was in the yard, so I approached him and asked if I could see the car. He immediately told me it was not for sale. I told him, I just wanted to look at the car. As I got closer, I could see the “Lady” had lost her appeal. She was all rusty with broken windows, missing grill, broken headlights, and a destroyed interior. She had seen better days.
As I drove away, I remembered growing up in the ’50s and ’60’s Caddies were King. Everyone who expected to be successful always wanted a Cady. I remembered a gentleman who owned a furniture store and owned a 1955 White Cady Convertible. He would park in front of his store and stand in the doorway of the store smoking his cigar and admiring his Cady. He always made sure it shined.
My dad owned a 1962 Cady four-door Silver Gray. Occasionally, I would have the opportunity to drive it. It made me feel like a million dollars.
As always things change. The Cady slowly lost its appeal to the general public and just became a glorified Chevy. Now when we see some Caddies restored to their former glory and remember back when “Cady was King!”
Keep Them Rolling!