: Hey, guys. Classic Caddy Q



disgruntleddork22
03-22-06, 01:38 PM
Alright my grandfather purchased a 1952 Cadillac for $2200 bucks a few years ago. They've been restoring it and have since learned a bit about it.

Its a Durham Limo that was once owned by General Eisenhower. Eisenhower didn't use it when he was a president, only during his time as a General. It was used for "transporting dignitaries." But we can't find any other information on it!

If I've posted this in the wrong forum let me know and I'll move it. If you guys have any helpful information or sites I could check for information I would greatly appreciate it. If there's anything you need to know about it feel free to ask and I'll get the information as soon as I can.

CADDYBLACK99
03-22-06, 03:55 PM
Welcome!

Sounds like and interesting history project! Here is one link to start:
1952 Cadillac History (http://100megsfree4.com/cadillac/cad1950/cad52s.htm)

Here is a reference to the Eisenhower inauguration car (Eldorado):
Eisenhower inaugural parade car (http://www.car-nection.com/yann/Dbas_txt/Eld53-55.htm) but no mention of the Durham limo.

I'll search some more later. Good luck!
:welcome:
Paul

disgruntleddork22
03-22-06, 05:41 PM
Yeah Durham was the company that made the cars into limos. I'm not entirely sure what kind of car it was. But its a slightly elongated black four-door coupe. Apparently it has some holes in the front bumper or grill, and we're trying to find some pics of the car to figure out what went there.

But hey thanks for those links. I googled all sorts of stuff for about an hour and didn't come up with anything useful.

FSU_Noles
03-25-06, 11:38 PM
Typically holes in the bumper for a General would be the flags that displayed his rank.

Boombotz
03-26-06, 12:30 PM
Dam sounds interesting. Hope you find some info on her.