Classic Cadillacs for Sale
Many car enthusiasts choose a classic Cadillac when it comes to classic cars, and it is not difficult to see why. The term "classic Cadillac" simply connotes style, reliability, and the very essence of a classic car. Here, Want Ad Digest provides you with information with regard to the history of classic Cadillacs as well as details on specific models.
Cadillac got its start in August 1902 with the eradication of the Henry Ford Company; the remnants of the business became the Cadillac Automobile Company. The very first classic Cadillac for sale was put forth in October 1902 with the 10hp, 7kw model, which was very similar to the 1903 Ford Model A.
In 1909, the Cadillac Automobile Company was purchased by General Motors, who choose to expand the Cadillac line. GM began producing the commercial chassis for professional vehicles such as ambulances and limousines. Classic Cadillacs for sale could now include these commercial vehicles as well as family automobiles.
Classic Cadillacs for sale became the first cars to include an electric starter, which replaced the more cumbersome traditional crank. Classic Cadillacs for sale were now much more accommodating with the easy to use electric starter.
In fact, classic Cadillacs for sale were the first cars for many additional features as well: Cadillac was the first to mass produce the V8 engine, the first to use shatter resistant glass, and the first to use a synchronized transmission. All of the above indicates that the classic Cadillac car was not only nicer to drive than other cars, but was also more convenient, and safer. Indeed, classic Cadillacs for sale were known for smooth, quiet, (and safe) rides.
Technically speaking, a classic car is defined as one produced during the years of 1925 and 1948, so those are the classic Cadillacs for sale that we will primarily explore here. Although, bear in mind that different sellers have differing ideas of what defines a "classic car."
In 1925, the V-63 classic Cadillac for sale was available in 24 different colors, and 10 different upholstery options. In 1926, the Series 314 was put forth. This series of classic Cadillacs for sale started a "unit and car number" system, wherein each car was assigned an engine number, stamped on the engine, as well as a plate on the firewall. This engine number was used to identify the vehicle for registration and other purposes. Prior to this classic Cadillac for sale, car serial numbers were not used.
The Series 314 classic Cadillacs for sale offered 50 different body style options. These classic Cadillacs for sale were also known as the "New Ninety-Degree Cadillacs" because of their 90 degree mounted engine. Their custom line also included a rear bumper and a double front bumper for added support.
The 1927 LaSalle classic Cadillac relocated nearly everything on the outside of the engine, aside from the carburetor, to alter the overall appearance of this classic Cadillac for sale. This line offered a wide range of body styles, including Fisher and Fleetwood custom designs, and safety glass was also introduced with this model classic Cadillac for sale.
The 1928 LaSalle classic Cadillac Series 303 was very similar to the 1927 model, with its horsepower having risen slightly. The 1929 LaSalle classic Cadillac Series 328 featured 20 different body styles to choose from - notice the pattern here of Cadillac featuring numerous options for each of their models. By offering so many possibilities in terms of colors and body styles, Cadillac ensured that everyone who owned a classic Cadillac could be guaranteed a unique, individual car. Additionally, the 1929 classic Cadillacs for sale also moved the parking lights to the fenders.
Not unlike other car companies of the time, the Cadillac company experienced some rough times during the Depression, but they managed to turn things around again by the mid to late 1930s. The Series 70 classic Cadillacs for sale were introduced in 1936; both the 70 and 75 series of classic Cadillacs for sale had V-shaped windshield styles designed by Fleetwood. The Series 60 also came out in 1936, with the Sixty Special classic Cadillac for sale coming out in 1938 - at the time, the Sixty Special was the company's most inexpensive classic Cadillac for sale.
The Series 72 classic Cadillac came out in 1940, and the Sixty Special was upgraded in 1942. The new Sixty Special classic Cadillac for sale was seven inches longer and one inch lower than its predecessor, and was advertised as a five person vehicle.
In 1946, after the war was over, the company began using the term, "Series 60 Special Fleetwood." In 1947, classic Cadillac cars for sale came out with the now well known "sombrero" wheel covers; also, the grille was updated, but otherwise the 1947 model classic Cadellic was the same as the 1946. In 1948, the cut off year for the technical definition of classic cars, Cadillac renovated almost all of their models. All driver's gages were placed right above the steering column, in front of the driver.
As mentioned earlier, different sellers will have varying opinions as to what really qualifies a classic Cadillac as a classic, and so you may easily come across later model years here in the Classic Cadillacs for Sale section of Want Ad Digest. The 1970 Eldaorado, for example, is a popular model, and may be listed here under Classic Cadillac Cars for Sale.
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