The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Classic Cadillac. We make the process of selling your Classic Cadillac quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
Cadillac is a division of the U.S. based General Motors vehicle manufacturer. Cadillac specializes in designing and manufacturing luxury vehicles all around the globe. While its primary markets have historically been the United States, Canada, and China the automakers cars have been distributed in 34 other marketers worldwide. Historically, Cadillac has always been placed at the top of the high-end, luxury vehicle market of cars manufactured in the United States.
Cadillac was founded from the remains of what used to be the Henry Ford Company all the way back in 1902. Cadillac is in-fact one of the oldest automobile brands in the entire world, behind only another General Motors brand Buick. The name Cadillac is representative of Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the founder of Detroit, Michigan and the Cadillac logo is an inspiration from his coat of arms.
All Cadillac vehicles were originally manufactured at GM’s Detroit Assembly production facility starting in 1902. Eventually, Cadillacs were moved in the 1930’s to be manufactured at the South Gate Assembly and Linden Assembly production facilities.
General Motors purchased Cadillac all the way back in 1909, but by that time Cadillac had already strongly identified itself as one of the United State’s premier luxury vehicle manufacturer. Cadillac’s had interchangeability of its precision parts, which allowed for more efficient and mass production of its cars. At that time, Cadillac was a pioneer of technological advances and discoveries, like the clashless manual transmission or fully connected electrical systems. Cadillac also designed and engineered three engines around that time, and the V8 engine it developed soon after became the standard for the entire American automotive industry.
Throughout history, Cadillac vehicles often became the standard of general influence in terms of style and design for American cars. Cadillac cars manufactured after World War II created and introduced the design and style that soon after became the standard for American cars in the 1940s and 50s. Cadillacs cars were often the first to introduce modern features and technology, like the fiber-optic warning system that alerted drivers of a failed light bulb that came with the Cadillac model’s of the 1960s. Car collectors can therefore find very old gems with modern or ‘new’ features compared to other cars of that time.
Cadillac continually grew in popularity and sales decade after decade, providing leadership in the American vehicle manufacturing industry. Cadillac had its best annual sales to date in 1966, posting a whopping increase of 60% from previous years!
Cadillac cars also continually evolved and changed drastically throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The changes in design and engineering were often very dramatic and innovative, always pushing the boundaries in terms of style and look of cars. Cadillac never shied away from innovative and creative designs, making the brand one of the most respected and sought after American classic car producer in the market.