Cars of the GM Heritage Center: An Insider’s Look

© 2015 General Motors LLC. Used with permission, GM Media Archive.© 2015 General Motors LLC. Used with permission, GM Media Archive.
1912 Cadillac Model 30
An appropriate car to begin with, from a landmark General Motors division. Originally formed from the remnants of Henry Ford’s first car company, Cadillac joined the GM fold in 1909 as the automaker’s luxury marque. The incredible Cadillac pictured here possesses a couple of big “firsts” for the General: it employs the first electric starter on an automobile, as well as electric lights. In its day the car was so significant that it won the prestigious Dewar Trophy, which was an annual award (from the Royal Automobile Club of England) given to the automobile with the best performance or advancements in the industry. How the electric starter came to be is legend itself among GM historians.

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5 thoughts on “Cars of the GM Heritage Center: An Insider’s Look

  1. Great rendition — especially of the Cadillacs. When will we ever see another Cadillac to rival those shown here? We need a new icon without worrying about fuel efficiency and “organic” greenness.

  2. A bright red Cadillac convertible was my ideal car when I was a kid and it still is. They don’t make such gorgeous cars any longer.

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