December 31, 2007

I'm One Cadillac Station Wagon Closer To Desperately Wanting One

1979_cadillac_wagon_jalop.jpg

You know, when it was the Jackson 5ive's 1971 Cadillac station wagon that I didn't buy, I was fine.

But now that it's this suh-weet 1979 or so Fleetwood Brougham wagon which the Jalopnik guys spotted at Thunderhill, some kind of insane junk race, I'm getting a little weak in the knees.

Of course, it's probably not irrelevant to point out that this Cadillac is basically the upscale version of the 1977 Chevy Caprice Classic wagon I grew up--and learned to drive-in. And really, what says "increasingly transparent desire to relive a sugarcoated version of your own childhood" than suddenly wanting a slightly classier version of the giant, gas-guzzling land yacht you were once embarrassed to be seen in?

No sirree, I'm not gonna become my parents, uh-uh...

Caddy Wagon! [jalopnik via dt reader jt]
But see, it IS different: there are only six Cadillac station wagons! supposedly [stationwagon.com]

Previously: Cadillac to offer first station wagon since the Jackson 5ive

3 Comments

Looks an awful lot like a hearse to me.

And if you're going to drive a hearse, you may as well go right to Act II of Harold and Maude and get yourself a custom-modded Jaguar XKE hearse:

http://sbiii.com/ssjagpix/jaghears.jpg

Hi there,

I am not an american, but having spent quite a few years in Boston I have had been loving Caddies of late 1970's-80s.

So, on Route 9 in Newton or Brookline, Mass., in Y2K, I had to rub my eyes to make sure that was no mistake - a Caddy Station Wagon circa 1982, apparently original 'civil', nothing like micah said above.

Cheers, and please visit gaz21.com

Maxim

That's me again,

In fact, I was amased that in a mass-production driven culture you can still have such rarities, at a reasonable price.

This item also reminded me of a 4-door Ford Bronco of 1980s. Saw it twice in my life - once in US, and again in Moscow, Russia.

For other weird cars see http://www.gaz21.com/

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