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Miscellaneous Cadillac Stuff


The Millionth Cadillac Models...



 

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(le résumé en français se trouve en bas de page)


The One Millionth Cadillac

The one millionth Cadillac was a 1949 Coupe De Ville.
It rolled off the production line on November 25, 1949.

 

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The One Millionth [Post-War] Cadillac

The one millionth Post-WW2 Cadillac was a 1956 Eldorado Biarritz.
In an ad published on May 28, 1956, it was asserted:

"This week Cadillac will produce its millionth car since 1945".

 

 

 

 

The Two Millionth Cadillac

The two millionth Cadillac was a 1958 Sedan De Ville.
It rolled off the production line on February 7, 1958.

 

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The Two Millionth [Post-War] Cadillac

The two millionth post WW2 Cadillac was a 1963 sedan.
[who knows for sure what date it rolled off the production line?]

 

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Believed to have been sold to a Dr. Whalens
[ it was his 28th Cadillac ! ]

 


 

The Two-Point-Five Millionth Cadillac

The two-point-five millionth Cadillac was a 1962 Series 62 coupe.
It rolled off the production line on August 23, 1961.

 

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The Three Millionth Cadillac

Information received January 6, 1997 from young Cadillac enthusiast, Ruben Baeten
of Holland (aged 14) reveals that the 3 millionth Cadillac was built November 4, 1964
and was, presumably, a 1965 model; Ruben got the information from the book
on Cadillac by Peter Ruch (written in German).

[missing  image]

Trivia: The missing image is available in one of many rare factory photo albums claimed to have been found in a dumpster, in Michigan, and later offered for sale on e-Bay in 2002. I believe the CLC Museum and Research Center was able to acquire some of these albums; sadly others have gone into private collections and possibly may be lost for we poor researchers. In the same album is a photo showing the 165,959th and last Cadillac to come off the line in 1964, the highest ever post-WW2 unit production

 

The Two-Hundred Thousandth Cadillac in a Single Year

I thought this additional piece of information might interest
those who, like me, are keen on statistics.  In 1967, for the first time, Cadillac built more than 200,000 cars in a single year.

 

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Trivia: Another similar photo to the above one, but showing the 250,000th Cadillac built in one year [a 1969 Coupe de Ville] is included in a rare factory photo album claimed to have been found in a dumpster, in Michigan, and later offered for sale on e-Bay in 2002. I believe the CLC Museum and Research Center was able to acquire some of these albums; sadly others have gone into private collections and possibly may be lost for we poor researchers. A new post-WW2 unit production record.

2,754,985

 

The Three Millionth [Post-War] Cadillac

The three millionth post-WW2 Cadillac was a gold-colored 1968 De Ville
convertible. It rolled off the production line on June 10, 1968.

 

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Standing:  James C. Roche; seated
(far left) Don E. Ahrens
[ other VIPs unidentified ]

 

 

 

The Three-Point-Five Millionth Cadillac

The two-point-five millionth Cadillac was a 1971 Sedan de Ville

[missing  image]

Trivia: The missing image is available in one of many rare factory photo albums claimed to have been found in a dumpster, in Michigan, and later offered for sale on e-Bay in 2002.


The Four Millionth Cadillac

The four millionth Cadillac was a 1969 Coupe De Ville.
It rolled off the production line on June 19, 1969.

 

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The car in the foreground is the 1903 Cadillac runabout
belonging to the factory Museum.  It is usually brought
out and photographed on these special occasions

 

CLC member Murray Mules about this car inquired on the club forum[2/2012]; he said the car was blue, with blue top and blue interior, and that the original purchaeser was Lee Mannes of Claire Shores, MI:
answering Murray the same day, CLC member Ronald Campbell said he remembered the car well; to the best of his knowledge it car was later traded in on an El Dorado;
Ronald said that Lee's son was a lifelong friend of his; they had met in Jr High

 

Trivia: In one of the rare factory photo albums claimed to have been found in a dumpster, in Michigan, and later offered for sale on e-Bay in 2002, is a photo of De Ville model with the banner 238,745th, the new record unit production figure

 

The Four Millionth [Post-War] Cadillac

The four millionth Post-WW2 Cadillac was a 1973 Coupe De Ville.
It rolled off the production line on October 12, 1972.

 

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The Five Millionth Cadillac

The five millionth Cadillac was a blue & white 1973 hardtop Sedan De Ville.
It rolled off the production line on July 20, 1973. Another production record was
beaten this year with 242,330 units built in one year of which 40,412 Eldorados

[missing  images]

Trivia: The missing images are available in one of many rare factory photo albums [this one dated 1974] claimed to have been found in a dumpster, in Michigan, and later offered for sale on e-Bay in 2002.

 

 

The Five Millionth [Post-War] Cadillac

The five millionth post-WW2 Cadillac was a 1976 Seville sedan.
It rolled off the production line on April 29, 1976.

 

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Of the three men in the foreground, left, the one in the
middle is believed to be Cadillac boss, Bob Lund

 

 

 

The Six Millionth Cadillac

The six millionth Cadillac was a 1977 Seville sedan.
It rolled off the production line on February 7, 1977.

 

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The Six Millionth [Post-War] Cadillac

[no record - no image]

 

 

The Seven Millionth Cadillac

The seven millionth Cadillac was a beige 1980 Fleetwood Brougham sedan.
It rolled off the production line on November 20, 1979.

[missing image]

 

 

The Seven Millionth [Post-War] Cadillac

[no record - no image]

 

Trivia: The last car to leave the former production facilities at Clark Avenue, Detroit, rolled off the assembly line on December 18, 1987.  According to the sign on its windshield it was:

#7,782,466.

 

In all probability Cadillac production now has exceeded the TEN MILLION mark, since 1902, which represents a theoretical average of over 100,000 luxury cars built every year. Looking at the production curves up to the late eighties, it may be assumed that Cadillac hit the ten million mark in the early nineties.

It would have been fun to celebrate that milestone in Cadillac's 100th Anniversary year [2002] but I guess they were not going to slow production down just to create an "event" on October 17, 2002 (remember, the first Cadillac was completed on October 17, 1902).

Who can tell us for sure about the missing "millionth" Cadillacs (eight, nine and ten millionth)?

And then, I guess, we'll leave it at that.

 

 

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(résumé en français)

"Les Cadillac du million..."

Cadillac fabrique des automobiles depuis près d'un siècle.   Il y eut une interruption de la fabrication de ces autos entre 1942 et 1945 lorsque Cadillac consacra la totalité de sa production à l'effort de guerre auprès des alliés (moteurs V8 et boîtes automatique pour chars d'assaut, ainsi que diverses pièces pour moteurs d'avions de chasse).

Il a fallu 47 ans à la firme pour produire sa millionième automobile, un "Coupe de Ville" sorti des chaînes de montage au mois de novembre, 1949, mais un peu plus de huit ans seulement pour atteinder le deuxième million, une berline "Sedan de Ville", année 1958.

La millionième voitures fabriquée après la deuxième guerre mondiale fut un cabriolet Eldorado Biarritz de l'année 1956) soit un million de voitures produites entre les mois d'octobre 1945 et 1955).

 

 


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[Background image:  the millionth Cadillac, a 1949 Coupe de Ville]