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.
1949 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
A few other notable firsts: This particular car at the Heritage Center is the one-millionth Cadillac ever produced (on November 25, 1949). It also is a Series Sixty-Two, which means it has the distinction of being GM’s first “hardtop convertible” — a “first” it shares with the iconic Buick Riviera and the not-so-iconic Oldsmobile Holiday. A hardtop convertible has no B-pillar, meaning no pillar between the front and rear doors, providing a more open look as well as increased rearward visibility. One last fun fact: The fuel-filler door is actually the left-rear taillight lens — it flips up at the push of a button beneath it.

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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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