When I was a little girl, my fashionable grandmother worked for Bullocks Wilshire and later Hinshaws as head buyer in couture. She always drove a pink Cadillac. She bought a new one every few years. So chic.
A '59 Caddy was the first car a high school friend of mine could afford. Unfortunately for him, it was pink which is why he could afford it! He was teased mercilessly but that car is probably the best remembered of all our cars today. I'm told he still misses it.
Aretha is the first one to come to mind when I hear the words "pink Cadillac". I think it's just because I love Aretha.
But let's face it, NOBODY ROCKS IT LIKE THE BOSS! I saw this tour @ Hampton Roads in 1984. He was so friggin' hot. It still makes me fan myself. Watch this video and you'll know why.
Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, rewards her top producers with a Cadillac painted the iconic Mary Kay pink. Ironically, this brief bio on the life of Mary Kay is done in black & white with just a bit of pink tinting where required.
Let's not leave out Elvis. According to Wikipedia, Elvis bought his first Cadillac, a 1954 model spray painted pink.
On July 5, 1955, Elvis purchased a new Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 in blue with a black roof. Having mentioned a Pink Cadillac in the song Baby, Let's Play House, the first song recorded by Elvis to appear on a national chart which made #5 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in July 1955; Elvis had the car repainted by Art, a neighbour on Lamar Street. Art designed a customised pink colour for Elvis which he named "Elvis Rose," but the car kept its black roof. Once the car was finished Elvis gave it to his mother Gladys as a gift.According to another site, the roof was repainted white after a traffic accident in Texarkana.
The famous pink Cadillac in front of Graceland
I'm postin' early. It's Cinco de Mayo and as a self-respecting native Californian, I'll be out among 'em.