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Cadillac (since 1945): books - history and technology

A book on Cadillac (since 1945)? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Cadillac passenger cars.

The Cadillac Story - The Postwar Years

The Cadillac story is more than the story of a car company. It is, in many ways, the story of the American automobile industry itself - which, as much as any industry, drove America's growth in the twentieth century and defined who we are as a people: mobile and prosperous. Cadillac, again and again, played a critical role in that story, for both good and ill.

In the depths of the Great Depression, the brand redefined itself and the luxury market. After World War II, it epitomized expansive prosperity. Then, in the 1980s, it epitomized the industrial crisis that had suddenly overtaken America. Today, Cadillac's struggle to survive in a furiously competitive - and suddenly international - automobile industry mirrors the challenges facing American industry as a whole. Its success in meeting those challenges will have much to say about the future of American industry and of General Motors.

Author:Thomas E. Bonsall
Specs:240 pages, 26 x 18.5 x 2.2 cm / 10.25 x 7.3 x 0.87 in, hardback
Illustrations:180 illustrations
Publisher:Stanford University Press (USA, 2003)
Book: The Cadillac Story - The Postwar Years

The Cadillac Story - The Postwar Years

Language: English

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Cadillac 1948-1964 - Photo Album

A comprehensive photo history of the cars that defined automotive styling for more than a decade, from the first all-new, post-World War II models of 1948 through 1964.
The most classic of the 1950s and 1960s Cadillacs are included in this collection of photos from the National Automotive History Collection of the Detroit Public Library.

Author:Mark A. Patrick
Specs:112 pages, 22.5 x 26.5 x 1.3 cm / 8.9 x 10.4 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:100+ b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 1998)
Book: Cadillac 1948-1964 - Photo Album

Cadillac 1948-1964

Language: English

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Cadillac (1948-1958) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Cadillac passenger cars from the years 1948-1958. Describes the Cadillac Series 60, 61, 62 and 70, including the versions Coupé DeVille, Fleetwood and Eldorado Brougham.

  • The 47 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:128 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.9 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2004)
Book: Cadillac (1948-1958) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Cadillac (1948-1958)

Language: English

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Cadillac (1959-1966) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Cadillac passenger cars from the years 1959-1966. Describes the Cadillac Series 60 Special, Series 62, Series 75, Coupé and Sedan DeVille, Eldorado, Calais and other models.

  • The 44 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:128 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.9 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2004)
Book: Cadillac (1959-1966) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Cadillac (1959-1966)

Language: English

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Cadillac: The Tailfin Years

An in-depth look at the years from 1948 to 1964, when Cadillac tail fins grew bolder and larger - until they became almost outrageous, only to shrink and become less prominent during the 1960s.
Each model year is covered in its own chapter containing unique facts, historical information, specifications, production numbers, options, prices, and more.
Richly illustrated throughout with colorful automotive literature.

Author:Robert J. Headrick Jr
Specs:128 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 1.1 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:127 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2008)
Book: Cadillac: The Tailfin Years

Cadillac: The Tailfin Years

Language: English

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Cadillac Fleetwood Series Seventy-Five Limousines 1937-1987 - Photo Archive

From the late 1930s through the mid-1980s, the Cadillac Seventy-Five was truly the Cadillac of Cadillacs-the car of choice for the titans of American business, government and the entertainment industry.
The stately long-wheelbase Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five Eight-Passenger Sedan and Imperial Limousine occupied an exalted niche at the very pinnacle of the automotive pecking order in the U.S. and abroad.
Whatever the destination-embassy, corporate head office, hotel, airport or Hollywood red carpet-when one arrived in a Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five, one had truly arrived!

Presented here in sharp high quality black & white photographs accompanied by in-depth captions is the entire story of these marvelous automobiles.

Author:Thomas A. McPherson
Specs:128 pages, 21.5 x 26 x 1 cm / 8.5 x 10.25 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:148 b&w and 32 colour photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2009)
Book: Cadillac Fleetwood Series Seventy-Five Limousines 1937-1987 - Photo Archive

Cadillac Fleetwood Series Seventy-Five Limousines 1937-1987

Language: English

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Cadillac Allanté - Brooklands Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Cadillac Allanté. Describes the Cadillac Allanté Convertible and Northstar V8.

  • The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also technical specifications, driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:136 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.9 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:375 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2003)
Book: Cadillac Allanté - Brooklands Portfolio

Cadillac Allanté

Language: English

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Cadillac Eldorado (1967-1978) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Cadillac Eldorado models from the years 1967-1978. Describes the Cadillac Eldorado Coupé, V8, Fleetwood, 429, 472, 500, Convertible and Casa the Eldorado.

  • The 42 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:140 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.9 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:250 photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2000)
Book: Cadillac Eldorado (1967-1978) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Cadillac Eldorado (1967-1978)

Language: English

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The Cadillac Northstar V-8 - A History

Cadillac has had a long history in the automotive marketplace as General Motors' luxury car division. During the 1980s, Cadillac's management wanted to reestablish the brand as a leader in sophistication, innovation, refinement and prestige.
Engineers conceived a new dual-overhead cam, four-valve-per-cylinder V-8 engine - the Northstar. This power plant was the heart of Cadillac's Northstar System, which included a greatly improved suspension and braking system.

The division redesigned its entire line to incorporate these new technologies for the 1990s and beyond. The Northstar was the last engine designed and built by Cadillac before the 2005 establishment of GM Powertrain, which took over engine design for all GM divisions.

This history of the Northstar V-8 and the cars it powered covers the first generation front-wheel drive Northstar, the second generation rear-wheel drive model, and the supercharged version, along with racing history and the most collectible Northstar-powered Cadillacs.

Author:Anthony Young
Specs:196 pages, 23 x 15.5 x 1.1 cm / 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:80 b&w and 7 colour photographs
Publisher:McFarland & Co Inc (USA, 2017)
Book: The Cadillac Northstar V-8 - A History

The Cadillac Northstar V-8 - A History

Language: English

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1922-1925 Cadillac - WSM - Type 61 and V-63

1922-1925 Cadillac - Shop Manual - Type 61 and V-63 Motor Cars

Cadillac Motor Car Company

English | paperback | 276 p. | 2020

1926-1927 Cadillac - WSM - Series 314

1926-1927 Cadillac - Shop Manual - Series 314

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English | paperback | 224 p. | 2020

1928-1929 Cadillac & LaSalle - WSM

1928-1929 Cadillac & LaSalle - Shop Manual - Cadillac 341-A, 341-B / LaSalle 303, 328

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English | paperback | 110 p. | 2020

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