Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Classic Ads: 1961 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

This is just a beautiful ad. The 1961 Cadillac Coupe DeVille was advertised in the January 20, 1961 issue of Life magazine. All 1961 Cadillac print ads were color-coordinated with each vehicle matching a beautifully decorated luxury item that made up the background - this one is a Matador's cape that was on display at the Brooklyn Museum. The jeweled Cadillac crest and V symbol superimposed over the cape were created by famous jeweler Harry Winston. Cadillac didn't mess around -- Winston was the owner of the Hope Diamond before the Smithsonian got it; the man knew jewelry. The Coupe DeVille appears to be finished in lovely Lexington Green Metallic.

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