Although the 1959 is my favorite, other Cadillacs from the 1950s are also worth drooling over.
That's a '53 Series 62 El Dorado. Pretty flippin' sweet looking car. Of course, it was designed by Harley Earl, who is in my mind the greatest automobile designer who ever lived. Oh, sure, Ferdinand Porsche's creations won races, and Enzo Ferarri's cars have been lusted after the world over, but for pure class and style, you can't beat a Harley Earl design.
Personally, I blame the Ford Taurus. Once they started down that "melted gumdrop" shape, car design has been an exercise in bland. Oh, sure, cars are *WAY* more reliable now than they've ever been, with cars that don't even need a tuneup until the first 100K being commonplace. But the style is just so lacking. They're not bad cars, not ugly like the abominations from the 1970s or anything, just uninspiring.
We need someone like Harley Earl again.
That is all.