Seeing Double--I happened across two almost identical 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Specials.
These beauties were made in the heyday of the American automobile industry.
From the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Cadillac was once considered by many to be the “standard of the world.” Their advertising campaigns actually touted the message in those exact words long before the playing field became diluted with the proliferation of Bimmers, Infinitys, Lexi, and a host of others in the late 20th century. And, for years many a salesperson for other goods was often heard to pitch, “this is the Cadillac of ____________ (you fill in the blank... lawn mowers, dishwashers, TVs, and so on). No doubt, Cadillac stood for excellence in style, quality, performance and just about any other category you wished to apply. In 1958, other than the limited production Eldorados (including Seville, Biarritz and Brougham), the Fleetwood Sixty Special was king of the country club. Immediately identifiable by the huge, bright, grooved, stainless steel panels which graced the entire bottom half of the rear flanks, including full fender skirts, it also rode on a 133” wheelbase, a full three and a half inches longer than the standard Cadillacs and Eldorados. Overall body length was 225.3 inches, about eight inches longer than the entry level Caddys. This additional length and the added bright work made the Fleetwood 60 Special a stand out wherever it went.