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This car is fit for a king — thank you very much

Brigid and Don Maddox stand next to their 1959 Cadillac Convertible featuring the King of Rock and Roll.
Brigid and Don Maddox stand next to their 1959 Cadillac Convertible featuring the King of Rock and Roll. ttisbell@sunherald.com

Car of the day: 1959 Pink Cadillac Convertible

Owners: Don and Brigid Maddox of Springdale, Arkansas

I love you because: “We bought it about a year ago,” Don Maddox said. “It was a four-door. Hard to believe, but we made it into a two-door convertible.”

The convertible was not only painted a custom pink but it has a silhouette of Elvis on its doors.

“I grew up in Arkansas not far from Memphis. I didn’t know Elvis, but we came up around the same time — I was in France when he was stationed in Germany.”

Don’t be cruel: The Cadillac is pretty long.

“It’s about 18-feet long, but with the continental kit on it, it’s about 20-feet,” he said.

Return to sender: Don said he started rebuilding Cadillacs as a hobby a few years ago.

“I needed something to do after I retired,” he said. “I heard there are three other ones this year at Cruisin’ The Coast that I built.”

Rubberneckin’: Don said this is about the 18th year he’s been to Cruisin’ The Coast.

“We love to come down here. It’s such a great show,” he said. “Most shows are intense and everybody is worrying about points, but down here, it’s just relaxed and we have a great time.”

Love me (legal) tender: And Don said the King of Cadillacs could be yours — for a price.

“I someone wants to buy it, I will sell it to them for $45,000,” he said.

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