My Classic Car: Tom’s 1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

My Classic Car: Tom’s 1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

My dad and mom purchased this car in 1962 here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tom's Dad bought this Cadillac new and kept it in excellent condition | Tom Ortega photos

Tom’s Dad bought this Cadillac new and kept it in excellent condition | Tom Ortega photos

My dad and mom purchased this car in 1962 here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

It is still in original condition — paint, interior and very low mileage.

Driving brings back memories of family road trips

Driving brings back memories of family road trips

The car has power steering, brakes, windows, seats, antenna with Wonder Bar AM radio, auto headlight dimmer and cruise control. The air conditioning still blows cold. My dad was very proud of his “Caddy” and always kept it in top condition.

I still remember taking vacation trips with my parents. It was a smooth ride. We even pulled a camper trailer with it.

When my dad passed several years ago, my mom said I should keep the car because I spent a lot of time taking care of it with my dad. We still take it out for car shows and cruises.

I still feel like my Dad is with us when we take the car out.

— Tom Ortega, Albuquerque NM

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