Never mind all the songs out there with mention to Cadillac, this car made history with its popularity.
It’s no surprise that Cadillac is one of the most iconic/popular American automobile brands of the last 100 years – being one of the oldest automobile brands worldwide, second in the U.S to Buick.
Formally known as the Cadillac Motor Division, is a division of the U.S based General Motors that markets luxury vehicles worldwide.
In 1909, General Motors purchased the company, as Cadillac had already established itself as one of America’s luxury automobile makers.
Cadillac was at the forefront of technological advances, introducing full electrical systems, the clash-less manual transmission and steel roof.
There were three different engines developed by the brand, with its V8 setting the standard for American automotive industry.
First generation Cadillac de Ville (de Ville – a French term for “of the town”) was a short four-wheeled closed carriage with an inside seat for two and an outside seat for the driver.
This vehicle was intended for driving around town or cities as a luxury road car.
The first Cadillac “Coupe de Ville” was shown during the 1949 Motorama, which was built on a Cadillac Sixty Special chassis and featured a dummy air-scoop, chrome trim around front wheel openings and a one-piece windshield and rear-glass.
The last model to be known as the Cadillac de Ville was the 2005 model. This was a full-size sedan, as the largest Cadillac model since its time.
In 1966, Cadillac had its best annual sales of its history. Over 192,000 units were sold, but come 1968 it beat its own record selling over 200,00 units.
The front wheel Cadillac was launched in 1967 setting a new standard of luxury for personal car use.