The Land Yacht Marina: Luxury Liners
Strictly first class travel!
The Captain's Yacht at Delaware Cadillac, Wilmington,
DE, the original selling dealer
Cadillac earns the Land Yacht Marina cup for being the greatest and
most prolific shipbuilder of Land Yachts, bar none. Appropriately, Caddies
are well represented on the Web. Here are the Marina's picks:
Rik Gruwez of Belgium is the administrator of the Cadillac
Mailing List, an active listserv group of Cadillac owners worldwide
(including your Captain and Dockmaster) who exchange tech and restoration
info, purchasing advice, Cadillac lore, general camaraderie and just plain
have FUN! Many CML'ers maintain websites dedicated to their favorite car:
Cadillac's corporate site is a nice
place to view the company's current offerings.
Cadillac Club of Finland
-- There are an amazing number of Cadillacs in northern Europe. CCoF's
site has superb pictures and unique backgrounds.
Cadillacs on the Internet
-- This site is unbelievable, a complete year by year list of HUNDREDS
of Caddy links. It's maintained by a club in The Hague, Netherlands (Northern
Europe AGAIN!) called "The Cruise
Brothers." Follow their link to see a simply incredible list of the
iron owned by this club. Have you ever seen a restored '76 Malibu wagon?
Club of Stockholm -- Yet another Northern European country brimming
with beautiful old Caddies. Hey you guys and gals here in Amurrica! Get
with it! Get out there and restore an old Cadillac RIGHT NOW! These people
are putting us to shame!
-- a wedding car service from Down Under featuring gorgeous '59 Caddies,
all converted to proper Aussie right hand drive.
Scott Thorfinnson's Cadillacs
-- Showcasing a superb private collection of Cads in Minnesota, concentrating
on 1969-70 models.
Frank Corrente's Cadillac Corner
-- take your pick from their inventory of California beauties.
The 1959 Cadillac
Page -- if you had to pick ONE car that just epitomizes the Land Yacht
spirit, it would have to be the '59 Caddy.
Large Marge, a '75 Eldorado
convertible in Austin, Texas (NOTE, the Marina has gotten e-mail from the
owner of ANOTHER Large Marge in Austin, a '69 Buick Electra!)
Eldorado, this one in, uh, here we go again, Sweden.
The Brougham Owner's Association
-- dedicated to the ultra-rare 1957-60 Eldorado Broughams.
Had enough Eldos yet? No? Good. Then set sail for Eldosaur
Greg Murphy's '71 Coupe
The national homepage of the
Cadillac LaSalle Club.
Salle Club, Western Reserve Region
Cadillac La Salle Club, Gulf
Coast Region -- look for hidden links in the '59 fin graphic!
The story of
the Cadillac Ranch! Also see Rik
Gruwez's superb Cadillac Ranch page with fantastic photos of each individual
Cosmetics, the people who made pink Cadillacs famous. Unfortunately
there are no pictures of the cars on their page. The Marina is DESPERATELY
seeking photos of an old (i.e. 1976 or earlier) authentic Mary Kay
Caddy Daddy, Cadillac parts and
restoration specialists in Northern California, has a nicely designed page.
-- nice Cadillac stuff including great pictures of the ultra-rare '59 Eldorado
Cadillac Twin -- you decide
whether these guys are for real.
Allante Appreciation Group
American 60's Classics
-- more Aussie Cads, available for your wedding or special event Down Under!
When the Grim Reaper comes calling, chances are you'll take your last ride
in one heckuva Cadillac. Cruise on by the Professional
Car Society for a closer look at the world of hearses. Or you might
like to take a tour of the more macabre sites in L.A. riding IN a hearse
(sitting up, don't worry) courtesy of Grave
Caddy station wagons? Now featured on the Cargo
with five gorgeous Caddies from 1959 to 1994!
of the Netherlands, with one of the nicest Cadillac pages around, featuring
of course his '71 Sedan de Ville.
Dave Morgan of Eugene,
Oregon, with a '63 coupe.
1977 Seville and 1974 Eldorado
page featuring his '56 Coupe de Ville and '58 Sedan.
Norm the Cadillac Man, with
a great black '63 Coupe
Warren Hawtin's '86 Brougham in Australia!
a fabulous PINK! '59 coupe owned by Allan Levinson of Australia.
Also courtesy of Allan Levinson, the home page of the Cadillac-LaSalle
Club of Australia.
a gorgeous '68 convertible in Germany
Gerald Loidl of Austria
and his '67 DeVille convertible
of California and her '72 Coupe de Ville that she's owned since 1973! Christina's
site also has a section commemorating the November 2, 1997 gathering of
west coast CML'ers at the Blackhawk Museum..
Cadillac page featuring his '65 sedan
Mika, fron Finland, and
his '62 Coupe de Ville
Steve Dax of Pennsylvania
with his TWO gorgeous '77s and '95 Seville SLS!
Last but definitely not least, CML'er Yann Saunders, formerly of Switzerland
and now of South Carolina (and having just acquired a gorgeous '42 Series
75 sedan!) maintains the incredible Cadillac
Database, the place to go to know everything there could possibly be
to know about Cadillacs. Thanks Yann for all the hard work maintaining
this treasure trove!
The Marina welcomes a fleet of Lincoln links!
Matt Prater's Lincoln
Page is a great place for Lincoln lovers to start.
Page, also by Matt Prater, traces the history of the Continental Marks.
The Mark IV is a particular favorite of the Marina for its sheer overwhelming
The Mark V, last of the Land
Mullen's '70 Mark III
But the classiest of the Marks is the '56
Mark II, which was a Continental, not a Lincoln, strictly speaking.
'60's Lincoln page, with photos of every year including a 1960 "Boat
Lincoln" convertible and a '62 sedan also in a nice marina setting.
Jeff Cates' 1960
Lincoln Coupe. More and more "Boat Lincolns" are showing up online.
This beautiful example has been in the same family since new!
an advertising site picturing one of the very rare "Boat Lincoln" limousines.
The Marina always looks forward to a visit from one of Chrysler's flagships,
the Imperial. Although built in the smallest numbers by far of all the
Luxury Liners, Imperials can be found online. The best place to start is
The Imperial Web Pages, maintained by Tony Lindsey who also administers
the Imperial Mailing List.
"Imperialists" will also enjoy this '63
Imperial page featuring a classic Tom McCahill road test report.
Ed & Terry's
Imperial Restoration Projects
By popular demand, the Marina now features a Packard section! It's appropriate,
since Packard gave us the CLIPPER, with a ship's wheel on the grille and
the dash. Here's the Marina's Packard selections:
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