The Cadillac brand is synonymous with prestige. When you drive a vehicle with the coat of arms badge, you’ve “made it” in life. Not every car is extraordinary enough to wear the Cadillac name; only a handful of models to be considered the best Cadillac creations of all time.
You can’t talk about historical Cadillac models without mentioning the V16. Many automotive enthusiasts still consider the 1920s and early 1930s to be the glory years for the brand, as it flourished in pre-WWII America.
A prime example of the company’s extravagant engineering at the time is the V-16. Clearly outpacing the trendy V-12 models from other automakers at the time, the Cadillac Sixteen showed that it was top dog in the luxury pack. It housed a massive 7.4-liter 16-cylinder engine that proved the brand meant business.
While the car debuted with a splash in 1930, long-term sales of the V-16 were stifled by the concurrent Wall Street crash and second world war that brought economic hardship.
Cadillac Series 62
Just as Cadillac rode the wave of post-WWI enthusiasm with a slew of stellar models, the automaker returned in all its splendor after WWII with the debut of a brand-new star: the Series 62.
Pick your favorite production year of the Series 62; you have many great options to choose from. In production for almost two decades, the model underwent many changes over the years. Some fans prefer the fighter plane-inspired body lines of the late-1940s models, while other favor the long, low convertible version from the late 1950s. After all, that pink 1959 Cadillac was an iconic of pop culture thanks to Elvis Presley.
In production for half a century, the Eldorado definitely had its ups and downs. While not every year could be considered a great one, the luxury car does have some standouts throughout its 12 generations.
In particular, its debut year in 1953 was a smashing success, as the glamorous convertible showed that it lived up to its name as “the gilded one.” It sat at the top of the brand’s lineup in price, putting many other luxury cars to shame.
Another beloved time for the Eldorado was 1967-1970, as the eighth generation touted its now-iconic look and introduced front-wheel drive.
Maybe you learned of the Cadillac DeVille because of the classic dalmatian-stealing animated villainess who drove one. But for Cadillac enthusiasts, the DeVille is a serious work of automotive art — especially in the early 1970s. Its commanding, chiseled body contrasted from its plush, sumptuous interior in a way that only Cadillac could pull off. It practically glided along the street, slowing down just enough to catch some envious glances.
Many celebrities have owned Cadillac DeVille models over the years, cementing it as a vehicle for the rich and famous. Wouldn’t you like to be one of them?
Sadly retired after the 2019 model year, the CTS-V was a powerhouse and one of the fastest Cadillac cars ever produced. This luxury speedster tore up the track with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine under the hood producing 556 horsepower. It was so perfectly tuned that it reminded European performance brands that Cadillac was still a force to be reckoned with.
The good news is that — being a relatively recent member of the brand’s lineup — used CTS-V models are still relatively easy for collectors to find and purchase. The CTS-V came in different body types, so you can drive it as a two-door coupe, four-door sedan, or four-door wagon.
Whether you want a new Cadillac as your daily ride or a classic Cadillac to add to your collection, Show Cars of Boca Raton can help you find it. We specialize in locating and acquiring rare and collectible vehicles for shoppers. Plus, our dealership can ship your purchase anywhere in the U.S.