When the general public thinks of a pink Cadillac, minds instantly flock to a 1959 model with gorgeous tailfins and sweeping lines. But, the fact of the matter is Cadillac never made a pink 1959 Cadillac.
The myth-debunking comes from DriveTribe, via Diego Rosenberg. The author articulately combed through years of Cadillac factory colors to show 1956 was, indeed, the only year General Motors’ luxury division offered a rose-colored exterior hue. The pink Cadillac myth often stems from Elvis Presley, who owned such a car.
But, Elvis’ car is actually a 1955 model that was repainted from blue to pink. Our collective minds have simply associated the nostalgia with the 1959 model year. Arguably, 1959 was a pinnacle year for Cadillac and “rocket age” design trends. Posters and associated media still exist today depicting a 1959 Cadillac finished in pink.
The fact hasn’t stopped some from depicting the exact car, but know Cadillac never actually offered such a color for one of its staple 1959 models.