Larry L 1956 Cadillac Series 62 2dr Convertible

Dad Loved Convertibles, And So Do I!

Dad always loved cars, and he especially loved convertibles. I remember as a kid growing up in Iowa, riding in his 1956 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, it was a fantastic car! He would have the top down whenever he could, but the best rides were in the early evening in the summer, after the steamy Iowa day had cooled down some. We would drive through neighborhoods, where you would occasionally catch whiffs of different family dinners cooking. The roads along the Cedar River were always a nice route to take, where the temperature would drop a little more and the air would be a little fresher. And when we ended up at one of the local ice cream shops, it was always a great treat!

Of course, Dad's love of convertibles passed on to me, and the first car I bought was an MG Midget, followed by a 71 Corvette convertible. With two kids, more practical cars followed, and I was without a convertible for way too long. About a year after Dad passed away, I was able to find a 2000 Torch Red Corvette convertible, it was 6 years old, but better than new. I only wish I could have taken Dad for a ride in it, I know he would have loved it. And the top is down almost all of the time!

5 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Rosie Colorado July 11, 2014 at 19:50
    Great story! I have enjoyed several convertibles too!
  • 2
    Marilyn IA July 13, 2014 at 16:29
    Great story. Life is short. Glad for the pleasures of those convertibles.
  • 3
    karma United States July 13, 2014 at 10:02
    Yes, I remember your Dad's awesome cars. He always had the coolest cars at the Bunting family reunions!!!!
  • 4
    Karla TN July 13, 2014 at 11:11
    I think riding in a convertible gives you the best view and smells of this beautiful earth!!! I hope everyone can ride or own one in their lifetime!!!
  • 5
    Becca United States July 22, 2014 at 17:38
    I love you Dad and I know Grandpa would love this story and your sweet ride :-)

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