For Sale By:Private Seller
Exterior Color: Yellow
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Power Options: Air Conditioning
Drive Type: none
Number of Doors: 4
Portage, Michigan, United States
For sale is a 1956 Cadillac Sedan DeVille project car. The car has been started to be a shaved rat rod by the looks of it. The doors and some of the side panel holes have been welded closed and smoothed. The car looks to have been blocked very nicely to be ready for paint, except the hood. There is a pile of stainless and chrome inside the trunk and interior of the car. Does not have an engine, transmission, glass nor the seats or door panels. Apparently was going to be a complete custom. Doors are in good condition (see photos) and the floorboards and trunk floor are excellent with no rot at all. The one exception is the trunk wheel well which is rusted through where the rubber plugs go. Other than that it is a perfect donor for a restoration. Front bumper is all there and the back only has the center. Email with any questions. Car is located in southwest Michigan but was originally from Tennessee.
Also, there is a radiator and drive shaft in the car, both good.
The car steers and stops with the parking brake just fine.
A little more than a year and a half ago, former weekend editor Alex Nunez and I were talking about how sweet it would be for Cadillac to offer a CTS-V in the Corvette's Supersonic Blue paint, and as if General Motors eavesdropped on our conversation, this showed up. And while the Stealth Blue car you see here isn't an exact duplicate of the hot-looking sedan GM showed off in prototype form, it's really close. And really sweet.
New for 2013, the Cadillac CTS range gets two new colorful editions, starting with the Stealth Blue package available on the CTS-V (in sedan, coupe and wagon bodystyles) as well as the naturally aspirated CTS coupe. In addition to the unique paint, blacked-out grille and dark satin wheels, Stealth Blue cars can also be done up with an optional Twilight Blue leather interior. (And you thought blue-on-blue color schemes died in the '90s.)
Cadillac is also offering a new Silver Frost package, but it's a bit more exclusive. Only 100 examples will be built, all in CTS-V Coupe form. The Silver Frost paint is a low-gloss matte finish, in that while it technically has a clearcoat covering, it's reduced in a way that the surface still appears flatter than standard paint. Even so, Cadillac states that the car should be hand-washed only.
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 09:58:00 EST
"We're going to take it to a place [New York] to change the way that we do business around the brand of Cadillac." - Mark Reuss
General Motors product chief Mark Reuss elaborated Tuesday on Cadillac's move to New York in 2015, saying it will "elevate" the brand and allow it to reach new customers.
When Don Butler made the surprising decision to leave his post as Cadillac's VP of global strategic development, it was a surprise. Citing a desire to "recalibrate, reassess my priorities" in that August announcement, it wasn't entirely clear where Butler - a virtual General Motors lifer after spending nearly 30 years with the company - would end up. Turns out he took a trip to Dearborn.
Butler has taken a position in the newly created position of Executive Director of Connected Vehicles and Services at Ford, where he'll be responsible for the Blue Oval's global connectivity strategy. "Not only does Don understand the connected car landscape, but probably just as important, he understands customer expectations," said Raj Nair, who, as Group Vice President of Global Product Development, is Butler's new boss. "Having a leader with technology experience both inside and outside the industry is a rare combination - we're excited to have Don join our team."
As Ford has received its fair share of flak for the sometimes recalcitrant MyFord Touch infotainment system and its Sync voice-controls, it appears that Butler has his work cut out for him.