At the Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac debuted its new eye-catching hybrid, the 2014 ELR, proving the legendary American marque has its headlights firmly fixed on the future.
What makes the Cadillac name resonate most, however, is its illustrious past, and at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March, where it will take center stage.
For the first time in 64 years, the first Cadillac to wear the name “Coupe de Ville” will make a public appearance at the event.
The historic vehicle, the original Cadillac prototype Coupe de Ville by coachbuilder Fleetwood made for GM’s 1949 Transportation Unlimited show at the Waldorf Astoria, belonged to former General Motors CEO Charlie Wilson, later President Eisenhower’s Secretary of Defense.
The de Ville featured futuristic touches like GM’s first one-piece curved windshield, an extended 133-inch wheelbase, power windows, power leather seats and chrome wheel arches.
It also had all the necessary appointments for a man on the go, including a two-way radio/telephone and his sexy sidekick, who was provided with a built-in perfume atomizer, lipstick holder and back seat “secretarial kit”…
- Posted February 04, 2013
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