Chicago, 1955: Hugh Hefner’s fledgling magazine Playboy – he was going to call it Stag Party but changed his mind – founded just two years earlier was a runaway success.
Having begged, borrowed and even mortgaged his furniture to get the magazine off the ground, Hef felt it was time to celebrate with a new Cadillac Eldorado.
In 1955 Hef felt it was time to celebrate with a new Cadillac Eldorado
Eventually he’d have a private plane staffed by gorgeous babes in skintight leather outfits, but the Caddy was one of the first real symbols of Hef’s success.
(Scrape up $1,300 and you can read all about it in his limited edition, six-volume autobiography from Taschen.)
- Posted March 31, 2011
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