Car proportions are fluid things. They seem to change roughly in tandem with decades, and currently we’re in a tall phase, with SUV and crossovers dominant, cars that emphasize height. That, of course, wasn’t always the case, and I think the most diametrically opposed period had to be the early 1960s, when cars were long, long, long. Like snake long, boring lecture long, country highway long. Just look at this 1962 Cadillac Sixty-Two Coupe up there.
That thing is a two door. You could land a fighter jet on the hood or trunk. I’m not even sure if it makes sense to drive it on short trips because the distance between the front and rear bumpers is probably the same distance between wherever you’re coming and going.
Aside from the absurd length, the big news with this, the cheapest Caddy of the time, was that it had cornering lights, one of the most under-appreciated lights of the modern era. They’re like what superheroes would be if side marker lamps were society.