Advertisements-Cadillac and La Salle

Here is a listing of over 2000 Cadillac and La Salle advertisements published in newspapers and magazines since 1902 [circa 270 pages and 1100 sample ads]

Dream Cars and Show Cars

Here are descriptions and images of Cadillac and La Salle show cars, dream cars and special, limited editions and Cadillac-powered cars of a different marque. In some cases, fewer than 10 units were built; some are unique [circa ... 1000 pages filled with images]

Yearly Specifications

Here are the condensed specifications and model range of Cadillac cars from 1902-2002 [many blanks still need to be filled]; LaSalle specs are to be found elsewhere [circa 700 pages and hundreds of images]

Toys and Scale Models

For those who can't afford the real thing, or who lack storage space for a full-sized version of their favorite Cadillac or LaSalle, here is a list of some scale models, toys and replicas [circa 750 pages and many hundreds of images]

Eldorado Brougham

This is the most complete source of facts, information and pictures relating to these rare Cadillac models built from 1957 to 1960.

Books about Cadillac and La Salle Cars

Here is a list of the best-known books devoted entirely or in part to Cadillac and La Salle automobiles [2 pages as well as images of most titles]

The Cadillac Eldorado

This section describes and illustrates the top-of-the-line, rear-wheel-drive Eldorado models of 1953 through 1966; there is a link to a site dealing with the front-wheel-drive Eldorados of 1967 and later [circa 35 pages filled with images]

Wheel Covers

Cadillac wheel covers and hub caps are a colorful complement to the cars themselves; there have been hundreds of different ones; collecting these can be a lot of fun [circa 75 pages and a couple of hundred images]

Professional Cars

Until the end of 2002, professional cars and commercial vehicles had been grouped together under the "Dream Cars" and "Show Cars" section of the Database. At the wise suggestion of a Database user (and to lighten the other section), the so-called commercial cars now have their own page [660+ pages and hundreds of images]

Cadillac Crest (the history of)

Here is the story of Antoine Laumet, aka Antoine De Lamothe-Cadillac and "his" family crest, borrowed in part from the Lamothe family (there never was a "Cadillac" family in Gascony); Cadillac founded Detroit in 1701. [circa 80 pages and 30 images]

Flimstrips

Cadillac Division of General Motors provided 35 mm filmstrips to train both sales and service staff. Hundreds of film strips and sound recordings were made for this purpose; the earliest known filmstrips are from the late twenties; you will find here a number of them in my collection [circa 40 pages and a few sample images]

La Salle Automobiles

The LaSalle, introduced in 1927 and built through the 1940 model year was dubbed Cadillac's "companion car". In these pages you will find basic facts and figures relating to each model and year of production [circa 200 pages and almost 250 images]

Aphorisms

Here are some things that people have said about the Cadillac automobile (various aphorisms, slogans and other trivia).[ circa 20 pages - no images ]

Art & Artifacts

Paintings, photography, sculpture are not the only kind of art inspired by the elegance and beauty of the Cadillac automobile. The car, the crest, the name... All have been used in creating a bizarre assortment and array of collectible objects and artifacts. Many of them will surprise you.[ circa 23 pages filled with images ]

Books

Here is a list of the best-known books devoted entirely or in part to Cadillac and La Salle automobiles

Eldorado

This section describes and illustrates the top-of-the-line, rear-wheel-drive Eldorado models of 1953 through 1966; there is a link to a site dealing with the front-wheel-drive Eldorados of 1967 and later

Movies

Do you enjoy seeing old Cadillacs and LaSalles in the movies? Here is a non-exhaustive list of some well-known movies in which these models frequently had a leading role.[ circa 180 pages and 100+ images ]

Insignia and Mascots (Fake)

The Cadillac crest and the stylish mascots worn by classic Cadillacs and LaSalles inspired many copies from accessory houses in the sixties and seventies; some of the more well-known "fakes" are illustrated here. [ circa 20 pages and quite a few images ]

Eldorado,1953

This is the most complete source of facts, pictures and surviving car information for the first year, top-of-the-line Eldorado. Only 532 units were built. At the urging of a Swedish collector, this page was begun in late 2000.[ circa 35 pages with images of survivors ]

Engines

The first Cadillac was powered by a single-cylinder motor; the company experimented with two, three, four, six, eight, twelve and sixteen-cylinders but only ones, fours, eights, twelves and sixteens were built. [ circa 35 pages and many images ]

Fisher Coach

Fisher adopted Napoléon's wedding coach as its emblem, on 10 July 1923; the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild was a competition begun in the early 30s for boys of 12 to 19 years of age, to build a replica of the Fisher coach. [circa 15 pages with representative images ]

Follies of 1959

The 1959 Cadillac has become an American icon; you either love it or hate it; these pages are filled with images (often amusing ones) centering on those incredible, rocket-ship tail-fins. [ circa 60 pages and hundreds of images ]

Millionth Models

Cadillac built only three cars in 1902; forty-seven years later, in late 1949, the millionth Cadillac rolled off the assembly line. Over the next 50-year period, a further 9,000,000+ cars were built. Here are the "millionth" cars.[ circa 20 pages and a dozen images ]

Follies of 1959 "59 Shark"

This is the story of a 1959 Series 62 convertible that found its way to Monaco, where it was acquired by a friend of mine. If you have ever bought a used car, unseen, and driven it home, you will appreciate this tale. [ circa 35 pages and 18 images ]

Fun Stuff and Miscellany

In this section you will find a number of topics of general interest relating to specific Cadillac models or themes.[ 6 pages, with links and images ]

Glossary and Fact Finder

These pages are replete with summary information and trivia relating to Cadillac and La Salle cars and history; topics covered range from "A" pillars all the way to a "Zagato"-bodied custom Cadillac. [ 450 pages with quite a few illustrations ]

Hood Mascots and Stand-up Crests

The first radiator mascots were the motometer, that kept the driver appraised of coolant temperature. With the advent of dash-mounted temperature gauges, the motometer gave way to stylish, stand-up (then lay-down) hood mascots. [ circa 50 pages and lots of images ]

Insignia

Apart from the well-known Cadillac "V", and the wreath and crest, many decorative insignia have appeared on the cars and in factory literature since the early part of last century. Many are illustrated here.[ circa 200 more pages and hundreds of images ]

V16

A very complete history and listing of V-16s actually built [ circa 900 pages and hundreds of images ]


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