Iconic Pink Cadillac Gets New Home After 17 Years in Front of New Hampshire Diner
The iconic pink Cadillac on display above the front door of a recently closed restaurant has found a new home.
Named — you guessed it — the Pink Cadillac Diner, the restaurant shut its doors last month after 17 years in business. Along with its all-day breakfast menu and 1950s-inspired atmosphere, the Rochester, New Hampshire, eatery was widely known for the iconic Caddy out front. The diner even became a popular political campaign stop every four years as candidates converged on the state for the presidential primaries.
Fortunately, the Cadillac wasn’t left to languish after the restaurant suddenly closed in May. After the owners put many of the diner’s fixtures up for sale, the car was purchased by Scott Snedeker, who owns the nearby Lambert’s Auto and Truck Recyclers.
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Not to worry: Snedeker’s goal wasn’t to dismantle the car for parts. Instead, he perched it on top of a storage container at the salvage yard. Now, Lambert’s customers will be able to see the pink Cadillac on display.
“It did not seem right to let a piece that has so many fond memories for so many be forgotten,” Snedeker told Foster’s Daily Democrat.
The Pink Cadillac Diner’s car was reportedly inspired by the famous 1954 and 1955 pink Cadillac Fleetwoods owned by Elvis Presley. Presley purchased the cars once he hit the big time, using them to drive himself and his band around the country to play shows. Presley’s 1954 model was ruined in a fire, but the 1955 model can still be seen today on display at the Graceland Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.
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News Source: Foster’s Daily Democrat