And The FIVA Award Goes To . . .

Jeff Peek

August 24, 2011

Pretty in Pink—1959 Cadillac collector scores FIVA Award at Concours d’Elegance of America

Circles and rows displayed more than 300 beautifully restored cars at the Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth, Michigan. But Bob Waldock’s 1959 Cadillac Series 62 coupe stood out as an unrestored gem. The beautiful Cadillac still wore the original Woodrose (soft pink) paint, upholstery, carpets and tires with which it left the showroom 52 years and 14,500 miles ago.

The stunning condition of this flamboyant Cadillac was the reason Historic Vehicle Association judges Miles Morris and Jonathan Stein selected it to receive the FIVA Award for the best-preserved vehicle. The award also made it clear that owner Waldock’s decision to show the car for the first time was a wise move.

At concours throughout the country (including Amelia Island, Fairfield County, Pebble Beach and The Quail, to mention a few), FIVA regularly recognizes vehicles that have been exceptionally well-preserved.

To find out more about FIVA’s award program and what it takes for your vehicle to quality, click here.


  1. Joe Mortell Rockville Centre New York 11570

    Great Award! Am Driving 1960 White Coupe De ville-32,000 mile survivor! All original and everything works!-Love it!