Art: Motor Masterpieces

The Laughing Cavalier is a sports roadster. King Henry VIII and The Blue Boy are all-weather phaetons. The Ceiling of the Sis tine Chapel is an inside drive sedan.

No gibberish are the above statements.

They are easily explained by the fact that Cadillac-La Salle engineers together with Fisher and Fleetwood coachworkers have built 17 automobiles with color schemes derived from paintings by 17 famed artists, from Botticelli to John Singer Sargent. The purpose was to use precisely the colors of the paintings; to give each color its proper value; to distribute the colors...

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