Cadillac is without doubt one of Americas favourite cars, even if it is out of reach for most US citizens. Cadillac started building its luxury cars way back in the dawn of the US motor industry, even pioneering the electric self-starting system that we now take for granted. During the 1950s and 1960s Cadillac also conceived other groundbreaking ideas such as self-seek radios, self-dipping headlamps and power operation for seats and windows.
Cadillacs, or 'Caddys' have always been luxury cars that have competed against rivals such as Lincoln, Mercedes and even Rolls-Royce. Famous models have included the outrageous finned models from 1959 and the long-running lines of Biarritz, Eldorado, Seville and Fleetwood.
By the 1970s Caddy's had really grown and were considered too ostentatious for most people. In-order for Cadillac to remain competitive during those fuel-conscious days, the company introduced a new range of front-wheel drive cars that would keep it in the number one luxury car spot for many more years.
The precision engineering firm started making internal combustion engines for marine use in 1896. When volume production of the 'Curved Dash' Oldsmobile began, engine manufacture was sub-contracted to both Leland & Faulconer, and the Dodge Brothers. Design was identical, but the former gave better output due to finer tolerances.
In the latter part of 1902 Henry M Leland, then approaching the age of 60, became an automobile manufacturer. With former Ford backers the Cadillac Automobile Company was formed, named after a French explorer who had 'discovered' Detroit some two-hundred years earlier.
Cadillacs were first shown at the New York Motor Show in January 1903 and orders far exceeded possible supply. Somewhere around 2500 cars were made in 1903, with a similar figure the following year. A four-cylinder car was added to the range for 1905, but the singles continued in production until 1908.
The fitting by Cadillac of electric self-starters as standard in 1912 and volume production of V8-engined cars from 1915 had profound effects upon the automobile industry.
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High quality restoration of an extremely solid original car that runs and drives very well. This Cadillac Convertible would be the hit of any classic car show or local cruise. With great attention to detail, this 1949 Caddy is a head turner. Power options include power windows, power antenna, power seat and retro-fitted power steering; this is a dream car to drive. Beautiful leather interior with
Wonderful condition An older body-off frame restoration that presents very well! Previous national event award winner Recently released from long-term ownership (25 years) Rare & desirable 1939 Cadillac Series 61 Convertible Coupe One of only 5,913 Series 61 Cadillacs built for 1939 Matching numbers engine & chassis Stunning color combination Options Include: Dual Side
Only 1450 were produced, approximately 75-90 cars exist today. So it is rare to find one of these. It has a 390 Motor, Jetaway Transmission and Rochester Carb. Here is some of the restoration that was performed: 1. Paint - stripped to bare metal and painted Alpine White. 2. Transmission rebuilt by and carb resealed. 3. Brake system replaced and alignment performed. 4. Chrome, stainless,
Pedigree Motorcars is proud to offer this spectacular 1978 1,000 mile Eldorado for sale. For information contact Ken Baker at 561-866-1601. Attention Cadillac collectors!! Here is something that is not only unique, but perfectly preserved and only has 1,000 miles. The Eldorado Custom Classic Biarritz was a one-year only model to commemorate the end of the traditional sized large Eldorado. Only 1