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1908 Cadillac

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1908 Cadillac

The 1908 Cadillac was a continuation of evolutionary improvements of the Model A, Cadillac's first automobile introduced in 1903. For 1908, in view of desiring to acheive the highest level of "standardization", Cadillac only offered their buyers one otional choice: the Straightline or Victorian seat. A modern marketer might refer to these as choosing between "bench" or "bucket" seats.

The 1908 Cadillac was the model used in the Royal Automobile Club of London challenge to demonstrate true standardization and interchangeabilty of parts. Three 1908 Cadillacs, selected at random from the showroom floor, were disassembled down to the last nut and bolt. The parts were scrambled and, in 72 hours using only simple tools, mechanics rebuilt all three cars. All started on the first try and ran for 500 miles at full throttle on a test track. All were in perfect running order at the end of the trial. Cadillac was awarded the RAC Dewar Cup for "meritorious performance or tests furthering the interests and advancement of the industry."

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