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Cadillac - Park Avenue


Seizing the imagination of even the most conservative, Cadillac presents the fiberglass body Park Avenue four-door sedan to all those who desire the finest in futuristic automotive design.

Enhanced by a dark Antoinette Blue exterior trimmed with bright chrome, the Park Avenue is topped with a hand-brushed aluminum roof.

Having an exciting quality of beauty gained from a restrained yet dynamically futuristic styling, this sedan is 230.1 inches over-all in length, 58.3 in over-all height and 80 inches in over-all width.

Virtually expectant as a jet airliner before its takeoff run, yet contemporarily conservative in keeping with its intended purpose, the Park Avenue is assuredly "different" from its recessed cellular stainless steel grille protected by massive twin cones of bright chromed steel to its distinctively defined yet flowing fin-like rear fenders.

Unlike Cadillac's other two futuristic cars from 1954, the La Espada and El Camino, which have dual headlights and tail lights, the Park Avenue, in keeping with its restrained functionalism, has two sealed beam chrome bezeled lamps protruding slightly from the forward tilted line of the integrally rounded sweep of fenders and hood.

Inset between the visor effect the of fenders and the headlamps is a fine chrome mesh grille covering the air intakes.

Jeweler sculptured concave Cadillac's V's and Crests are recessed into the upper extreme surfaces of the hood an rear trunk lid.

A pencil line bright chrome strip extends from the headlamps through the mid line of the body to the center of the rear door where it drops suddenly into a narrow fluted stone guard.

An extended bubble canopy crafted from hand-brushed aluminum is supported by fiberglass pillars and headers. 

Compound curved window lites for the Park Avenue ar outlined with bright chrome reveal moldings.

Sweeping in width and lowness is the rear trunk lid with V, crest and license frame recessed into the flowing line.

Drive, stop and park lights extend like set jewels mounted in tiered fashion from the trailing edge of the forward tapered, upswept rear fenders.

Adding weight and balance to the rear fenders are twin exhaust ports trailing from their lower end in massive bright chromed steel housings reminiscent of contemporary jet plane afterburner stacks.

Below the rear deck lid is a special compartment housing the spare tire, removed by lowering a bright chrome trimmed door. A structural part of the car, this door also serves as a bumperette and license plate and a license plate mounting.

Aluminum alloy turbine blade, whitewall tired wheels complete the exterior design.

Single-tone gray leathers, including imported English calf with an unusual grain and suede-laike nap texture are employed on the interior together with brushed and bright chrome trim.

Seat inserts use imported English calf which is grained and napped by a special hot stamp process.

Instruments set in gray leather covered panel are clustered with studied affect about the chrome and brushed aluminum steering column using a black plastic wheel rims trimmed with chrome horn ring.

The interior of the hand-brushed aluminum roof is covered with perforated gray Naugahyde.

Covered with a gray loop frieze even the floor of the car is in keeping with the over-all color decor.

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1954  Motorama


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