The 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special conserved by Anderson Automotive Enterprises was chosen Best in Class for Preservation cars by the Boca Raton Concours judges for its quality and authenticity.
The car's owner, its fourth, opted to preserve instead of restoring the 32,000 mile original given its overall excellent condition. The Peacock Green Metallic paint and turquoise leather and black brocade interior needed only careful cleaning. The bright work was polished to its original luster. The underside of the car is in excellent condition including "like new" primer on the underbody. However, the consumables associated with good maintenance had been replaced without regard to authenticity.
AAE replaced spark plug wires, hoses, clamps, belts, battery, etc with authentically correct items. The engine compartment, wheel wells and suspension were thoroughly cleaned. Several features were not operating as intended. The proper operation of these features were restored - power trunk, power door locks, windshield washer and clock. A complete, authentic exhaust system was installed, including the unique steel spiral wrap on the headpipes.
The Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance judges use a modified French judging system that evaluates the car's condition, authenticity/originality and appeal in the following areas: the exterior, the interior, the engine compartment, plus the overall presentation, visual impact and significance of the car.