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1953 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special [6019X]

1953 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special [6019X] in Crocodile Dundee II, Movie, 1988 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1953 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special [6019X]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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MrCadillac SX

2005-10-02 04:21

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Not a '53; not a Sedan de Ville, I'd say 1952; I'd add "Series Sixty Special on account of the hash marks on the lower part of the rear fender (all in all, poor photo).

Alexander DE

2005-10-12 00:06

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The front end is definitely 1953.

Here are two more close-up shots (the full view does not get any better in the movie).

[Image: dundeeii13acadillacsedandevill.9712.jpg] [Image: snapshot20151210190723.424.jpg]

And here are the front masks for '52 and '53:
[Image: cadillacmask52535tl.4920.jpg]

Therefore it is a 1953 Cadillac Series 60 Sedan.
The bit "de Ville" is debatable. I only found that on one web-page:
http://www.janwijnakker.nl/autoshtm/cady53.htm


-- Last edit: 2005-10-12 01:17:03

-- Last edit: 2016-04-20 14:29:04 (karoomay)

MrCadillac SX

2005-10-12 06:46

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You are right; I apolgize. The image is so poor I took the "Dagmar" bumper-guards to be grille-mounted parking lights. It is, as I said previously, a "Series 60 Special" sedan(hash-marks on rear fenders). There was no "Series 60" in 1953. The "Series 60 Special" became a unique, separate model in the Cadillac range, starting in 1938.

Alexander DE

2005-10-12 12:18

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Those bumper guards are called "Dagmar"??? Is that official or did someone phrase that name thinking of a size-D bra? :p

Two more questions to the specialist:

So far I have not found the bit about "Special". Have you got some more information on that subject?
On one page (http://www.car-nection.com/cadillacdatabase/Dbas_txt/Cad51-55.htm) they are called "60S", on another page (http://www.pevomuc.de/100-Cadillac/PECAAR.05/1953-A/1953-1.html) only "Sixty".

That brings me to the second question: What is the official way to write it: "60" or "Sixty"?
Some days ago we had the same discussion about Chevrolets ("Two-Ten" and "One-Fifty" models).

antp BE

2005-10-12 16:01

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All Cadillacs are written with number on the site currently, and since MrCadillac also uses numbers (and seems to be a specialist :D) I followed him for that ;)
When people do a search (in Google or on the site) I think that they will more often type "Series 60" than "Series Sixty"

-- Last edit: 2005-10-12 16:03:45

mrcadillac SX

2006-06-26 01:21

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Either is correct: "60" or "Sixty", "60-S", "60S" or "Sixty Special". Technically, when the first "Sixty Special" appeared on the scene, in 1938 - thanks to Bill Mitchell, it was then un upscale "Series 60". But thereafter it became a full-fledged model in its own right, especially after the "Series 60" disappeard from the scene in 1939. It is definitely WRONG to call a "Sixty Special" simply a "Sixty". Go tell Peter Vogel ["pevomuc.de"] from me! BTW, "his" pages are full of images off "my" web site!)

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