Historic Cadillac and Packard Hardtops on AutoHunter

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You might not have heard of Roger Carnahan Hatton earlier than, however he lived a full life in the best way that many people hope. His father based R.C. Hatton Farms in 1932 in Pahokee, Florida, and Roger integrated the corporate in 1964, making the farm a pioneer in creating crop manufacturing strategies, to not point out creating a number of candy corn varieties. And, after all, Roger was a gearhead.

Alas, Roger left this world earlier this 12 months, although not with out the love of household or his love of automobiles. Two of them shall be on AutoHunter, powered by ClassicCars.com, starting Monday, November 14 and so they mirror the discerning eye that Roger had.

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The primary one is actually historic, a 1949 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Nineteen forty-nine was the primary 12 months of this model however, oh, what a model it was! Together with the Buick Roadmaster Riviera and the Oldsmobile 98 Vacation, the sporty Coupe de Ville was the business’s first manufacturing “hardtop convertible,” later often known as a two-door hardtop. The Coupe de Ville was trimmed at the next degree than most Cadillacs, that includes normal energy home windows and even imitating the headliner of a real convertible.

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Plus, this was the second 12 months of Cadillac’s humped rear fenders, so the pubescent fins mixed with the clear greenhouse styling (attributable to no B-pillar) was a design triumph amongst American postwar automobiles.

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Moreover, 1949 was the 12 months that Cadillac, together with Oldsmobile, launched a high-compression OHV V8 that was step one in what would result in the “Horsepower Race” beginning in 1955, if not issues embraced by the burgeoning sizzling rod set, NASCAR and drag racing.

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