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Our Cars: Les Steinberg’s 1968 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, Part One

by Roger on Feb.28, 2012, under 60's Cars, 70's Cars, Cadillac, Our Cars, luxury cars

The man, the myth, the legend: Les Steinberg.

Les Steinberg has what I’d consider to be a dream job, restoring and maintaining a private collection of extraordinary automobiles. In true “Busman’s Holiday” fashion, his off-the-clock activities mirror his work, but I for one can’t blame him especially given the primo metal he tends to get involved with.

Seems Les just happened past a prime example of late sixties luxury, a 1968 Cadillac Sedan DeVille just sitting on a roadside with a “For Sale” sign in its window while he was on a trip out to The Hamptons. With extremely low mileage on the clock and apparently only driven during the summer, the lack of corrosion and extraordinary originality evident in this old Cadillac made it impossible for him to resist. This is the second “Our Cars” feature that Les has contributed, his first being his 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. I for one never fail to learn a thing or ten watching the progress of Les’ work so without further delay, let the “Lesteration” begin!

Words and pictures by Les Steinberg
(who happens to be single at the time of this writing) ;-)

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I passed this on my way to a friend's house. The second I saw it my mouth dried out ...

We went right back to take a good LQQK at the car. This is what automotive dreams are made of ...

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Our Cars: Les Steinberg’s 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

by Roger on Apr.06, 2011, under 50's Cars, 60's Cars, Cadillac, Our Cars, luxury cars

For those of you who don’t know him, Les Steinberg is one of our members who in my opinion is “livin’ the dream”, he works for a large private car collection, painstakingly restoring old iron on a seemingly budget-unlimited basis.  In his spare time he located and brought to new condition a low mileage ’59 Cadillac Coupe DeVille for himself.  While the restoration performed wasn’t an every nut and bolt top to bottom one, Les documented the work he did do on this beautiful car and indubitably shows that one can achieve museum-quality results with lots of talent, patience and an eye for detail all while working out of an ordinary home garage. He subsequently sold the car, and almost immediately was pining away for this one that he had let get away, and began the search for another.  While he hasn’t found his next subject yet, one thing’s for sure, any car subjected to a “Lesteration” is indeed a lucky one!

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Jupiter Florida. It wouldn't be foolish to call this place a "59" Cadillac Supermarket...

How Do You Choose ? How Dooo You Choose ???
The Yellow One Was The One For Me. An All Original Unmolested Piece With 34,000 Miles.

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