Cadillac Seville – 1975

Cadillac-Seville-1975

The Seville name graced hardtop versions of the Cadillac Eldorado in the 1950s (notably in ’59, setting a world record for tail-fin size), before going into storage. Cadillac always operated on the belief that ‘big is beautiful’ when prosperous Americans were choosing quality automobiles. But by the mid-1970s it had become apparent that – shock, … [Read more…]

Cadillac Eldorado – 1967

Cadillac Eldorado - 1967

The Eldorado is an automotive institution, having been a stylish presence for the second half of the 20th century. The name appeared in 1953 and had covered a multitude of models before the last Eldorado rolled off the line in 2002. However, they all had one thing in common — they were Cadillac’s pampered playboys … [Read more…]

Cadillac Series Sixty-Two – 1941

Cadillac Series Sixty-Two - 1941

Although Cadillac’s entry-level Series Sixty-Two was manufactured for many years – from 1941 until 1958 – 1948 saw a distinct change of style for third generation Sixty-Twos, with the long wheelbase enjoyed by previous generations reduced to a shorter model that was virtually identical to that of the junior Series Sixty-One.

Cadillac Custom Convertible – 1940

Cadillac Custom Convertible - 1940

By the late 1930s, the practice of supplying a rolling chassis to external coachbuilders that characterized the first decades of auto manufacture had been all but abandoned by mass market car companies, many of whom used in-house body shops to create different styles.

Cadillac Sixty-Special – 1938

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In the period when American automotive design was evolving from stuck-in-the-Depression-era styles towards the very different cars of the late 1940s, no vehicle was more influential in setting a new agenda than the Cadillac Sixty-Special. This derivative of the Series 60 entry-level Caddie was designed by Bill Mitchell, newly appointed head of styling at Cadillac … [Read more…]

Cadillac Sixteen – 1930

Cadillac sixteen-1930

During the 1930s the stately flagship of General Motors’ extensive empire was the Cadillac Sixteen, a luxury car aimed at America’s most status-conscious auto buyers. GM’s cunning plan got off to a great start at the beginning of the decade, but ended in tears.