Take a ride on the freeway of love in this pink Cadillac

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The pink Cadillac is all ready for date night

The Pick of the Day honors the much-beloved Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, whose funeral procession last month included more than 100 pink Cadillacs. 

This could have been one of them, a 1957 Cadillac Coupe DeVille advertised on Classic Cars.com by a dealer in Woodstock, Connecticut. 

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The Caddy looks to be in decent condition

The Caddy is a cool-looking two-door hardtop painted in a light pink with blue-and-white interior.  Model year 1957 was a watershed time in GM styling, and this DeVille shows the beginnings of the towering tailfins that would become the signature feature of the luxury brand.

While just a smidgeon of information is provided in the ad, the dealer notes that the car has had “lots of recent work including complete engine rebuild.” 

“The car runs and drives very good and gets a ton of attention wherever it goes,” the dealer says, adding that it is has a current state inspection and registration and is regularly “used on good days.”

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Tailfins were growing in 1957

The car looks fairly presentable in the photos, although as the dealer notes it’s not in perfect condition and could use some cosmetic freshening.  The apparently original interior “looks in good condition,” according to the ad.

“The car looks good from 10 (feet) but the paint is older and has some imperfections upon closer inspection,” the ad says.

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The pink Cadillac (which also would give props to the Bruce Springsteen hit) is priced at $25,750.  That should give the next owner plenty of room for upgrades. 

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The seats looks soft and roomy

And just in case you’ve forgotten Aretha’s mighty double entendre classic, here’s a snippet:

We goin’ ridin’ on the freeway of love
Wind’s against our back
Ain’t we ridin’ on the freeway of love
In my pink Cadillac? Oh yeah

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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  1. BEING A PITTSBURGH, PA. DISC JOCKEY I ALWAYS PLAU ‘FREEWAY OF LOVE’ AT MY SONS AND I SUMMER CAR CRUJISES AND WE SEE A LOT OF CADILLACES DIFFERENT COLORS AND A PINK ONE OCCASIONALY.
    NICE STORY BUT TO BE CORRECT THERE WHERE150 PINK CADDILLACS AT ARETHA FRANKLLINS FUNERAL.

    THE EMPEROR OF CAR CRUJISES AND GREAT MUSIC

    HNUGH "BABE" O’dONNELL

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