Tuesday, July 26, 2016

68 Cadillac Coupe Deville Reverse lights

The 60's were a really great time to be alive and old enough to drive. Car manufacturers were making some great things. Most of which we don't have anymore.

For the longest time, I couldn't figure out where the reverse lights were on the 62 through 68 Cadillacs. I'd only ever seen them in model form which when not painted right you don't get an idea. I don't remember how I figured it out. But somehow I did. The reverse lights were built into the taillights. When the lights were on or brakes were applied, the lights would be solid red. When reverse was selected, the backup lights would light up in the lower area of the light. When lights weren't on during daylight the upper and lower section looked white, like reverse lights. Something I thought Cadillac had resurrected on the last generation (Square body) fleetwood Sedans. But no, they only gave it the illusion of this. Reverse lights were still on both sides of the license plate.

Anyway using photoshop I created this image making a Giff which shows the brake lights then the reverse lights.

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