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Cadillac Limousines

Cadillac Limousine

Limousines have always been held in fascination by the general public. Riding in one conveys a certain status, especially since limos are often the vehicle of choice for royalty, heads of state, and the rich and famous. This has been true since the days of the luxurious horse-drawn carriages, to even today's outrageous stretch limousines.

Cadillac introduced its first limousine in 1906, and its first closed-body limo in 1914. The open-body concept, in which the passenger was in a closed compartment while the driver's seat was exposed to the elements, remained a popular choice among the "hoi polloi" well into the 1940s. The real status symbol, however, were the Cadillac closed body limousines, usually with a body by Fleetwood.

The Fleetwood Metal Body Company, of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, produced its first limousine body for Cadillac around 1909. Generally for their higher-level cars, Cadillac used Fleetwood bodies, and except for a few car bodies built for Stutz, Fleetwood was essentially making bodies exclusively for Cadillac. By late 1926, Fleetwood had become a subsidiary of the Cadillac Motor Car Division of General Motors, and shortly thereafter the operation was moved to Detroit. Cadillac kept the name "Fleetwood" as a designation for their most luxurious models.

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