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Cadillac Prototype from 1949 to Resurface at Amelia Island Concours

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An especially rare Cadillac – the first one to carry the Coupe de Ville label — is scheduled to appear at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 10. It will be the car’s first public appearance in 64 years.

The car got its start as a show vehicle at the General Motors Corp. Waldorf Astoria Transportation Unlimited event in 1949. It was a departure from other Cadillac models of the 1940s. It had a 331-cubic-inch V8 engine with then-novel overhead valves and a four-speed automatic transmission.

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The amazing thing is that this car was given to "Engine" Charlie Wilson when he left GM to become Eisenhower's Secretary of Defense in 1953, and he drove this one-of-a-kind car through 1957.

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Just got through reading the article and was gonna post it but you beat me to it....

Absolutely amazing car, lipstick holder....check Perfume atomizer.....check secretary kit....check


I am looking forward to the new pics

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Why would anyone allow the other 3 cars to be lost/scrapped? How does any rational person not realize that the cars are potentially valuable and hang onto them?

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Read a thread on another site about guy who bought a 56 CDV? Beautiful restoration. Car looked very similar to this concept car.

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That looks like my parents 55 Fleetwood but 2 door, beautiful lines. Fuel filler under the light.... "magic eye"... Went to Lubbock, Texas in that car from Philadelphia....

Here is some interesting history on the 49


Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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