Bill Mitchell was the designer, Cadillac was the producer and that combo sure had things figured out. And quite honestly Cadillac only had one competitor and that was Lincoln. Cadillac had many firsts throughout but thing that sticks out the most is the styling and we were still using fins. Not quite as big as the first generation but they were surely there up until 1964 anyway. In that four years of the Coupe de Ville, only saw a couple moderate face lifts but another cool fact is that The Coupe de Ville had a total of 143 options that could be ordered from wool interiors to wood veneer facings on the doors, dash and seat backs. The engine used was a 390 Cubic inch but was plenty powerful enough to move this car with almost a 130” Wheelbase weighing in at nearly 5,000 pounds. This particular car is largely original with the exception of a repaint sometime ago. I would consider the paint to be a very good driver quality. The interior appears to be original and in very good shape with all lights, gauges etc.. in working order. The engine starts, runs and drives very smoothly with NO smoking or leaking. It goes down the road as you would expect from a classic Cadillac, strait and true. This is a really fun car that garners attention wherever it goes.