2017 Cadillac Ciel

The Ciel features rear suicide doors, and the inside components a smooth wooden dashboard with a straightforward gage look. 'Ciel' is French for "sky"- which is the thing that the planners had as a primary concern when they made the vehicle.

 

Cadillac Motor Cars Through the Years


A Pictorial Glimpse of Cadillac Motor Cars

The first Cadillac was introduced in October 1902. a 1903 model. the engine was a10-horsepower, single-cylinder The Cadillac cost around $100, and completely sold out at during is initial introduction at the New York City Automobile Show in 1903 . The first engine for Cadillac featured mechanical overhead valves along with a square bore to stroke ratio. Steering was rack-and-pinion (humm', we use that today) . A first Cadillac innovation was it's special split-core nuts that locked a nut to its thread and did not need lock washers.

Cadillac is the second oldest American automobile brand right behind Buick which holds the number one title. Established during 1902 with the name of Cadillac Automobile Company and subsequently acquired by General Motors in 1909 and during the following 30 years became established as America's foremost luxury automobile brand. Cadillac broke new ground for many automotive accessories which included full electrical systems, clashless syncromesh transmission and the all steel roof. Cadillac developed three engines, of which one of those was the V8 engine which established the standard for American automotive industry.

Established

Cadillac was created from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company. After a dispute between Henry Ford and his financial investors, Ford left the organization together a some of his key partners in March 1902. Ford's money backers William Murphy and Lemuel Bowen brought in architect Henry M. Leland of Leland and Faulconer Manufacturing Company to evaluate the plant and equipment in planning for selling off the organization's assets. Rather, Leland influenced the pair to keep fabricating vehicles utilizing Leland's proven single-cylinder engine. A new organization called the Cadillac Automobile Company was created on August 22, 1902, re-purposing the Henry Ford Company manufacturing plant at Cass St. and Amsterdam Ave. It was named after French voyager Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who came from France, and he had likewise founded Detroit in 1701.

The First vehicles

Cadillac's first autos, the Runabout and Tonneau, were ready to go in October 1902. They were two-seat horseless carriages featuring a 10 hp (7 kW) single-cylinder engine. They were for all intents and purposes indistinguishable to the 1903 Ford Model A. Numerous sources stated that the first auto rolled off the line on October 17; in the book Henry Leland – Master of Precision, the date is October 20; another reliable source indicates auto number three to have been based on October 16. Cadillac showed the new vehicles at the New York Auto Show in January 1903, where the vehicles awed the crowds enough to accumulate more than 2,000 firm orders. Cadillac's greatest selling point was precision producing, and in this manner, unwavering quality; a Cadillac was essentially a superior made vehicle than its rivals.

"Standard Catalog Of Cadillac 1903-2005, 3RD EDITION" An informative book with all the specification covering all the Cadillac years and models. It is a valuable information resource on any Cadillac model. It is particularly helpful if you buy and sell them.


1903 Cadillac Model A
1903 Cadillac Model A
1913 Cadillac Model 30
1913 Cadillac Model 30
1923 Cadillac Coupe
1923 Cadillac Coupe
1929 Cadillac 341B Phaeton
1929 Cadillac 341B Phaeton

353-355 Series - 1931-1935

1930 Cadillac
1930 Cadillac
1931 Cadillac 355A Convertible
1931 Cadillac 355A Convertible
1932 Cadillac V16 425B Fleetwood
1932 Cadillac V16 425B Fleetwood
1933 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood Convertible
1933 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood Convertible
1934 Cadillac V16 Convertible Fleetwood
1934 Cadillac V16 Convertible Fleetwood
1934 Cadillac 355D
1934 Cadillac 355D
1935 Cadillac Convertible
1935 Cadillac Convertible

D Platform or D Body - 1936 until 1996

Amid the majority of the twentieth the D-Body was GM's largest and most exclusive automobile platform. The D-body was utilized for the Cadillac Series 85 from 1936 thru 1937, the Cadillac Series 90 from 1936 thru 1940, the Buick Limited from 1936 thru 1942, the Cadillac Series 72 in 1940, the Cadillac Series 67 from 1941 thru 1942, the Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 from 1936 thru 1976, and the Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine from 1977 thru 1984.

1936 Cadillac 4 door Sedan - Hood ornaments were characterized by a stylized Woman with feathered wings
1936 Cadillac 4 door Sedan

Cadillac Series 70 - 1930s-1980s - C Platform

B Platform

Initially, the B-Platform was utilized for Buick and Oldsmobile vehicles, while the A-platform was utilized for Chevrolet and Oakland, and the C-body and D-body was committed to Cadillac.

The B-Platform was utilized for the Pontiac Streamliner Torpedo and Streamliner, Oldsmobile Series L, Series 70 and Series 88, Buick Special and Century, LaSalle Series 50 and Cadillac Series 60, Series 61 and the Series 63. The B-body turned into GM's base model platform in 1958, when all current Chevrolet items were moved up to the B-body.

The GM B-body was inaugurated in 1926 with the Buick Master Six, and Oldsmobile Model 30, and had no less than 12 major restyling and re-engineering changes

Cadillac Series 60 - 1938-1951 - B Platform

1939 Cadillac 60 Specia
1939 Cadillac 60 Special
1940 Cadillac
1940 Cadillac Series 60
1941 Cadillac 60S
1941 Cadillac 60S

Cadillac Series 61 - 1938-1961 - B Platform

1941 Cadillac Series 61 Sedan
1941 Cadillac Series 61 Sedan

C Platform

The C Platform was introduced in 1931 and was utilized until 1984. From no less than 1941, when the B-body followed this same pattern in adapting the C-body's lower and more extensive body styles without running boards, it might be thought of as an extended rendition of the GM B platform. Subsequent to 1984, the platform was supplanted by the GM D platform and produced until 1996.

The C-body was utilized for the Pontiac 24/29 Torpedo, Oldsmobile 90, Buick Roadmaster, Super and 1958 Limited, LaSalle Series 52, and all mid-level Cadillacs' beginning with the Cadillac Series 355.

For the most part the C-Body was for the top of-the-line models of many General Motors divisions including the Oldsmobile 98, Buick Electra, and the base model for numerous Cadillac's including the 6200 Series Calais, 6300 Series de Ville, the 6400 Series Eldorado, the 6000 Series Fleetwood Sixty Special and the Fleetwood Brougham.

LaSalle - 1927-1940 - C Platform

1939 Cadillac Lasalle
1939 Cadillac Lasalle

Cadillac Series 62 - 1940-1964 - C Platform

1942 Cadillac Convertible
1942 Cadillac Convertible
1946 Cadillac
1946 Cadillac
1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
1948 Cadillac
1948 Cadillac Series 62
1949 Cadillac FastBack
1949 Cadillac FastBack Series 62
1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

Cadillac de Ville series - 1949-2005 - C Platform

1950 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1950 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1950 Cadillac
1950 Cadillac
1950 Cadillac
1950 Cadillac
1951 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1951 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1952 Cadillac Convertible
1952 Cadillac Convertible
1953 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1953 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1954 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1954 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1955 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1955 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1956 Cadillac Convertible
1956 Cadillac Convertible
1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1967 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1967 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1969 Cadillac Deville
1969 Cadillac Deville
1971 Cadillac Coupe Deville
1971 Cadillac Coupe Deville
1972 Cadillac Coupe Deville
1972 Cadillac Coupe Deville
1973 Cadillac Coupe Deville
1973 Cadillac Coupe Deville

Cadillac DTS - 2005-2011 - G Platform

The DTS (DeVille Touring Sedan) replaced the DeVille as Cadillac's largest luxury automobile for the 2006 model year. This renaming came after new styling conventions set by the previous CTS and STS. The DTS was produced until 2011, when it was supplanted by the XTS. The initial DTS was announced at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show.

Cadillac CTS - 2002-present - Gen 1 & 2 - Sigma Platform - Gen 3 - Alpha Platform

The CTS, a mid-size luxury car designed, engineered, manufactured and marketed by Cadillac, is now in its third generation. Available at first as a four-door sedan based on the GM Sigma platform. The second generation CTS came in a 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, and 5-door sport wagon still utilizing the Sigma platform — while the third generation utilized a stretched GM Alpha platform. Variations of the CTS have six times received the Car and Driver 10 Best list and have twice received the Motor Trend Car of the Year award. As of February 2014, the 2014 model was ranked number one among Upscale Midsize Cars by U.S. News and World Report.

2011 Cadillac CTS V Sports Coupe has 556 Horsepower and can go from 0-60 in 3.9 Seconds.
2011 Cadillac CTS V Sports Coupe
2016 Cadillac CT6
2016 Cadillac CT6

Cadillac XTS - 2012-present

The full size Cadillac XTS is based upon an expanded version the Epsilon II platform. It replaced both the Cadillac STS and DTS and is smaller than the DTS however larger than the STS. The XTS comes with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

2013 Cadillac XTS
2013 Cadillac XTS
2015 Cadillac XTS
2015 Cadillac XTS

El Dorado - Ten Generations (1953–2002)

For 1979, the Eldorado was new and trimmer, and shared the chasis of both Buick Riviera and the Oldsmobile Toronado. with a smaller fuel efficient 350 and 368 (5.7 and 6.0 liter) V8' engines replacing the 500 and 425 in (8.2 and 7.0 liter) engines. A diesel 350 was also an option.

1957 Cadillac El Dorado
1957 Cadillac El Dorado
1958 Cadillac El Dorado
1958 Cadillac El Dorado
1968 Cadillac El Dorado
1968 Cadillac El Dorado
1970 Cadillac El Dorado
1970 Cadillac El Dorado
1980 Cadillac El Dorado
1980 Cadillac El Dorado

Seville - Five Generations - 1975-2004 - Renamed STS - 2004-2013

The GM K the K-body was the car platform designation utilized for the rear wheel drive Cadillac Sevilles 1975 to 1979. Seville was moved to the GM K stage (FWD) platform in 1980, like the GM E stage based Cadillac Eldorado.

1977 Cadillac Seville
1977 Cadillac Seville
1992 Cadillac Seville
1992 Cadillac Seville

Compact

Cimarron - 1982-1988 - J-Body

The Cadillac Cimarron, a front-wheel drive four door compact sedan produced in the 1982-1988 model years — over a solitary generation.

As a rebadged variation of General Motors' J-Body cars, the Cimarron was assembled on the same line as the Buick Skyhawk, Chevrolet Cavalier, Oldsmobile Firenza, and the Pontiac J2000/2000/Sunbird. Overall Cimarron production was 132,499 cars

1982 Cadillac Cimmaron
1982 Cadillac Cimmaron

Cadillac Allanté - 1986-1993

Initially intended as competition to the Mercedes-Benz SL and Jaguar XJS, Allanté highlighted a marginally altered variation of the 4.1 liter V8 utilized across the Cadillac model line.

The Allanté is noted for an unordinary production arrangement, where finished bodies — designed by Pininfarina and built in Italy were shipped 56 at a time in specially equipped Boeing 747s, to the Cadillac Hamtramck Assembly plant in Detroit where they were mated with locally constructed chassis and engines. The costly transportation process was executed as GM had recently shuttered the Fisher Body Plant #18 which had customarily provided bodies for Cadillacssince 1921. This was not the first occasion when that Cadillac chose Pininfarina for body work, they had previously used the Turin-based coachbuilder for the 1959 Eldorado Brougham, and also that for a few unique customs, one-offs, and concept cars.

1986 Cadillac Allante
1986 Cadillac Allante

SUV

Escalade - 1999-present

2014 Cadillac Escalade
2014 Cadillac Escalade

Pickup

Escalade EXT - 2002-2013

Concept

2012 Cadillac Ciel concept
2012 Cadillac Ciel concept

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