Cadillac Coupe DeVille
Cadillac was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, a Frenchman who founded the settlement that would become Detroit on July 24, 1701. Henry Martyn Leland is another name that is related to Cadillac's history. His business, Leland and Faulconer Manufacturing Co., was responsible for the engines, gearboxes, and steering gears used in the original Cadillac vehicles. The first Cadillac model was constructed on October 17, 1902.
Cadillac was an instant hit, and the people embraced the early models. Cadillac debuted a totally closed bodied one-cylinder automobile in 1906. The bodies were manufactured by Seavers & Erdman of Detroit, and the vehicle was known as the "Osceola". The Great Depression, which affected all automotive manufacturers, caused a drop in sales in the 1930s. However, Cadillac made a big announcement in 1930 with the launch of the new Cadillac V-16 model, which caused quite a stir in the automobile manufacturing industry.
Cadillac Eldorado Seville
The low-line Series 61 Cadillac vehicle that replaced the LaSalle introduced a whole new design for Cadillac in the 1940s. Bill Mitchell created the model. Many Cadillac lovers believe the 1941 Cadillac Sixty Special to be the most beautiful Cadillac ever made. When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, Cadillac switched to producing light tanks.
With the introduction of the tailfin feature, which proved highly popular, the 1946-1949 Cadillac vehicles were considered among the most successful American style improvements. For the first time in its 48-year history, the Cadillac division sold more than 100,000 cars in a single year in 1950. The famous wrap-around windscreen and the "Dagmar" bumper design were among the styling improvements.
The 1960s and 1970s were a part of the new generation for Cadillac, with cars created including the famous 1967 Eldorado. Mitchell also replaced Earl at General Motors, where he led a brilliant team of creative designers during the 1960s and 1970s. Cadillac debuted the redesigned Cadillac Seville in 1975, which was 27 inches shorter and eight inches thinner than the Sedan de Ville versions of the same year. The Seville was produced until the 1979 model year and was popular.
Today Cadillac vehicles are among the top car brands in the luxury market in the United States, with Cadillac cars maintaining their cultural and historical relevancy, both in the US and internationally.