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    Some time ago, I set for myself the task of cataloging the Cadillac Motor Car Company. This is the fruit of my labor.

    1902:

    The first Cadillac was completed on October 17, 1902.



    Runabout

    1903:

    In 1903, Cadillac offered 2 models; the Runabout and the Tonneau, which was a runabout with an extra, removable seat in place of the storage compartment. 1903 models were designated "Model A".



    Runabout



    Tonneau

    1904:

    1904 Cadillacs were designated "Model B" and were offered in Runabout, Touring Car, and Delivery body styles



    Runabout



    Touring Car- was similar to the earlier Tonneau, but the rear seats were not removable. This model was also available with a Surrey top



    Delivery

    1905:

    Cadillac for 1905 offered cars in four separate body lines; Models C, D, E, and F



    Model C Runabout



    Model C Touring



    Model D Touring with Surrey top



    Model E Runabout



    Model F Touring- There was a Delivery style offered on this platform

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    1906:

    For 1906, Cadillac offered the H, K, L, and M models

    Model H:

    Was offered in Runabout (not pictured), Coupe, and Touring and sat on a 102in wheel base



    Coupe



    Touring

    Model L:

    Was offered in Touring and Limousine (not pictured, but similar to the 1907 H limo) models and sat on the same wheelbase as the Model H



    Touring Car

    Model K:



    Runabout

    Model M:



    Delivery

    1907:

    Cadillac models were designated G, H, K, and M. 1907 Cadillacs featured four Cylinder engines in some models.

    Model G:



    Runabout



    Touring

    Model H:

    “H” Body cars were the higher end, limousine like production models. There was also a Runabout produced on this platform



    Limousine



    Touring

    Model K:

    Single cylinder engine; basically the entry level Cadillac.



    Runabout

    Model M:



    Coupe



    Touring

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    1908:
    Model designations were G, H, M, S, and T. The model H (not pictured was virtually unchanged, except some of the styling became similar to the Model G line, and the Coupe body was moved to the Model T platform.

    Model G:



    Touring and Roadster

    Model S:



    Straight-line Runabout



    Victoria Runabout

    Model T:

    There was also a Victoria Coupe (similar to the 1907 Model M Coupe)



    Victoria Touring



    Limousine

    1909:

    Cadillac slimmed their line down to one model, which was based off the 1908 Model G platform. This new model was designated the Model 30 and came standard with a 4-cylinder, 25 hp engine.



    Model 30 Demi-Tonneau



    Model 30 Roadster



    Model 30 Touring

    1910:

    Some slight cosmetic changes and a Limousine (built by Fisher body) was added.



    Model 30 Demi-Tonneau



    Model 30 Roadster



    Model 30 Touring



    Model 30 Limousine

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    1911:

    Bodies were slightly updated. A Coupe (built by Fisher) and a Torpedo body style was added to the line. The Limousine was offered, but isn't pictured



    Model 30 Coupe



    Model 30 Demi-Tonneau



    Model 30 Torpedo (Notice the lack of windscreen)



    Model 30 Touring



    Model 30 Roadster

    1912:

    The Demi-Tonneau was replaced by the Phaeton.



    Model 30 Coupe



    Model 30 Phaeton



    Model 30 Roadster



    Model 30 Torpedo



    Model 30 Touring Car

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    1913:

    The same models were offered with minimal change to body style.



    Model 30 Coupe



    Model 30 Roadster



    Mode 30 Phaeton



    Model 30 Torpedo



    Model 30 Touring-this was available in 5 and 6 passenger styles



    Model 30 Limousine

    1914:

    1914 bodies were restyled and the torpedo was dropped from production. A new five passenger, "Inside-drive" limousine was offered.



    Model 30 Landaulet Coupe



    Model 30 Roadster



    Model 30 Phaeton



    Model 30 Touring car-available in 5 and 7 passenger styles



    Model 30 Inside Drive Limousine



    Model 30 Standard Limousine-7 passenger

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    1915:

    Designated "Type 51" for a newly introduces V-8 engine standard on all models. Body styling remained the same, but Cadillac offered 8 different models, most of which are not pictured, but are similar in appearance to models from 1914 and 1916. New to the lineup was the Salon (see 1916), The sedan for 5 passengers, the Berline Limousine, and Imperial sedan. The Phaeton was not offered for this year.



    Type 51 Landaulet Coupe



    Type 51 Touring car



    Type 51 Sedan- The imperial sedan would have looked similar, if not identical to this



    Type 51 Limousine - This would have been similar to the Berline Limousine

    1916:

    Designated Type 53. The bodies were updated and some commercial type vehicles (Ambulances, Hearses, Police/Fire vehicles) were added to the line. Two new body styles were the Victoria Convertible coupe and the Brougham sedan.



    Type 53 Victoria Coupe- This body is very similar to the standard coupe, also offered in 1916



    Type 53 Salon- the 1915 version was a similar shape, but only had the rear doors (the driver and front passenger would have to crawl between the front seats)



    Type 53 Touring



    Type 53 Brougham



    Type 53 Town Car- this is one of those rare special productions



    Type 53 Limousine

    1917:

    Designated Type 55. The Phaeton body style returned to production. The Roadster was offered in two styles; Club roadster for 4 passengers and Roadster for 2 passengers. A new Landaulet body style was offered



    Type 55 ClubRoadster



    Type 55 Landaulet-note that this different from the Coupe and Victoria bodies



    Type 55 Touring

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    1918-9:

    Designated Type 57. The Club Roadster was dropped from production. The Victoria and Coupe became the same model. Cadillac offered a Town Limousine and a Limousine. They also offered an Imperial Sedan and a Suburban sedan. The Brougham was not offered after 1918; a sedan was added in its place.

    The 1918 and 1919 bodies were nearly identical



    Type 57 Roadster (1919)



    Type 57 Victoria coupe



    Type 57 Brougham



    Type 57 Phaeton



    Type 57 Touring Car



    Type 57 Standard Limousine (left)/ Type 57 Town Limousine (right)

    1920-1:

    Designated Type 59. The Town Limousine was renamed "Town Brougham."



    Type 59 Phaeton



    Type 59 Touring Car



    Type 57 Victoria

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    1922-3:

    Designated Type 61. No real change in the line up except the Victoria was available in 2 and 5 passenger bodies and a Landau Sedan was offered.



    Type 61 Roadster



    Type 61 Touring



    Type 61 Sedan



    Type 61 Suburban



    Type 61 Victoria Coupe (1923)



    Type 61 Landau Sedan



    Type 61 Limousine

    1924-5:

    Designated V-63 or Type 63. No new models introduced to the line in 1924. In 1925 the Suburban was dropped form production and the Coach was put in its place. A Coupe for two passengers was offered for '25.



    V-63 Coupe for 2 passengers(1925)



    V-63 Victoria



    V-63 Sedan for 5 passengers



    V-63 Landau Sedan



    V-63 Coach(1925)



    V-63 Touring



    V-63 Phaeton

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    1926-7:

    Designated Model 341 for the displacement of the V-8 engine standard on all models. The Brougham and the Suburban returned to the line and the Coach was dropped.



    Model 341 Coupe for two passengers



    Model 341 Victoria(1927)



    Model 341 Sedan for 7 passengers



    Model 341 Brougham



    Model 341 Touring



    Model 341 Phaeton(1927)

    1928:

    Designated Model 341a. Fleetwood Body company began building low production special editions of many Cadillac Limousine and Sedan models. Cadillac's standard body line was built by Fisher.

    Some new models to the (Fisher) standard line were a Convertible Coupe, Sport Phaeton, Town Sedan, and Imperial Cabriolet. Again the Brougham and Suburban were dropped from production.



    Model 341a Roadster



    Model 341a Phaeton



    Madel 341a Convertible Coupe



    Model 341a Coupe



    Model 341a Sedan



    Model 341a Town Sedan



    Just a sample of the 25 body styles Fleetwood offered



    Model 341a Fleetwood Brougham

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    1929:

    Designated 341b. Fisher and Fleetwood made many of the same models as the previous year.



    Model 341b Phaeton



    Model 341b Roadster



    Model 341b Convertible Coupe



    Model 341b Sedan



    Model 341b Town Sedan



    Model 341b Fleetwood Town Cabriolet

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    1930:

    Cadillac introduced and entire new line of engines for 1930. They redesigned their V-8 to displace 353 cubic inches. Cadillac also introduced a 370 V-12 and 452 V-16. They reorganized their model lineup into three categories; the Model 353, 370, and 452 (aka the Sixteen).

    Both Fisher and Fleetwood made bodies for each engine platform and on some model duplicated each other. Most Fleetwood bodies, however, were designed for the Sixteen and were produced in extremely low numbers (less than 100 for most). All Body by Fisher car had interiors by Fleetwood.

    Also note that most bodies were built on all three platforms.

    Model 353:



    Convertible Coupe-Built by Fisher



    Coupe for 5 passenger-Fisher



    Sedan for 5 passengers-Built by Fleetwood

    Model 370:



    Coupe for 2 passengers-Fisher

    Sixteen:



    Convertible Coupe-Fisher



    Coupe for 2 Passengers-Fisher



    Imperial Sedan-Fleetwood



    All Weather Phaeton-Fleetwood



    Roadster-Fleetwood



    Sedan-Fleetwood



    Transformable Town Cabriolet-Fleetwood

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    1931:

    Nothing in the actual line up changed. The Model 353 was redesigned the 355 and the Model 370 was dubbed the Model 370A.

    Model 355:



    Convertible Coupe-Fisher



    Coupe for 2 passengers-Fisher



    Sedan for 5 passengers-Fisher

    Model 370A:



    Coupe for 5 passengers-Fisher



    Roadster-Fleetwood



    Imperial Sedan-Fleetwood

    Sixteen:



    Sedan for 7 passenger Fisher



    Imperial Sedan-Fleetwood



    All Weather Phaeton-Fleetwood



    Town Cabriolet-Fleetwood

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    1932:

    All models were assigned the letter B and were offered with two wheel base options per Model number. The Model 355B and 370B both had the option of either a 134in or a 140in wheel base, while the 453B had the option of 143in or a 149in wheel base.

    There was a heavy reduction in the number of offerings made by Fleetwood, and their body designs more standardized with higher production numbers. Both Fisher and Fleetwood still made bodes for all available engines.

    Model 355B:



    Convertible Coupe-Fisher



    Coupe for 5 passengers-Fisher

    Model 370B:



    Imperial Sedan-Fisher



    Phaeton-Fisher *NOTE: Fleetwood no longer made this body style



    Sedan for 5 passengers-Fisher

    Model 452B:



    Phaeton-Fisher



    Madam X Sedan-Fleetwood introduced this style in 1930; note the slanted A-pillar



    Roadster-Fleetwood



    Town Coupe-Fleetwood (this was new for 1932)



    Sedan for 5 passengers-Fleetwood

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    1933:

    All models were assigned the letter C. There was little or no change in the lineup. The Roadster was dropped from production.

    Model 355C:



    Coupe for five passengers-Fisher



    Town Sedan-Fisher



    Sedan for 5 passengers-Fleetwood

    Model 370C:



    Phaeton-Fisher



    Sedan for 7 passengers-Fleetwood



    Town Coupe-Fleetwood

    Model 452C:



    Convertible Coupe-Fleetwood *NOTE: Fisher did not build a Convertible coupe for 1933



    Limousine-Fleetwood



    Phaeton-Fisher

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    1934:

    Cadillac reorganized their vehicle lineup, categorizing their vehicles by both engine and chassis. Models were also reclassified with the letter D. Most models were not described as either being Fleetwood or Fisher bodies, but Fleetwood built the majority vehicle bodies. The Phaeton was renamed the Convertible Sedan.

    The Model 355D was available on three platforms; the Series 10, 20, and 30, which ranged form 128 inches to 146 inches. The Model 370D was on the series 40, 146 inch, platform. And the 452D sat on a 154 in wheel base, designate the Series 60.

    Like before, most body styles were available on multiple platforms.

    Series 10:



    Model 355D Coupe

    Series 20:



    Model 355D Sedan for 5 passengers



    Model 355D Convertible Coupe

    Series 30:



    Model 355D Town Sedan

    Series 40:



    Model 370D Fleetwood Sedan

    Series 60:



    Model 452D Fleetwood Limousine



    Model 452D 7 passenger sedan



    Model 452D Convertible Sedan

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