’57 Cadillac a gas guzzler but still a ‘sweet ride’

The Maui News MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Maui News MATTHEW THAYER photo

First Photo: Brandon Stafford fills the gas tank of his 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood at the Kihei Tesoro station along Piilani Highway on Aug. 2 while on his way to the airport to pick up friends. Stafford said the 60-year-old, 19-foot-long dinosaur may only get “seven or eight miles to the gallon,” but it’s still a sweet ride. “It’s just a weekend driver,” he said. “I thought it would be fun to pick up my friends in it.”

Second Photo: Brandon Stafford heads to the airport after filling up his 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood with gasoline in Kihei on Aug. 2.

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