MI Tests the ’54 Cadillac
Uncle Tom takes a gander at America’s favorite prestige automobile and discovers that for real economy, believe it or not, Cadillac is tops.
By Tom McCahill
“Gee Dad, look at the new Wurlitzer console organ, de luxe style!”
“No, Son, that’s one of them sightseeing trains.”
Obviously they are both wrong: the object they are looking at is a new Cadillac. For though the 1954 Caddie was not designed to look like a B-36 in flight, that long tail makes it possible to back over a guy for twenty minutes before the wheels touch him.
Wherever the Admired and the Notable
Congregate—observe tlie overwhelming preference for Cadillac an d La Salle. The famous, the socially prominent, the most sophisticated judges of what is test in motor-cars, turn invariably and inevitably to the two most celebrated and sophisticated cars on the streets of the world.
Sharing in the fullest measure those basic engineering advancements out of which were born the Cadillac V-12 and the V-16—the new Cadillac V-8 offers an entirely new conception of the possibilities of eight-cylinder design. Nowhere is its performance excelled, save in its brothers, the V-12 and the V-16. Yet this finest of V-8 Cadillacs is offered at deeply lowered prices.
Priced from $2695 to $3795, f. o. b. Detroit
Cadillac Motor Car Co., Division of General Motors
The 5-passenger Town Sedan, with travel trunk, is one of the most popular of the new V-8 models.
Coachwork by Fisher and Fleetwood
Remember when Cadillac had style? Well, I don’t, but this sure is a nice ad.
To sit at the wheel of the Cadillac V-16 is really an exceptional experience â€” for there is no precedent at all for what this car does, nor for the manner in which it does it. The V-16 was planned, of course, as an entirely new embodiment of motoring luxury; and not a single tradition or limitation was permitted to influence its design. As a result, it is a highly individualized creationâ€”a car so irresistibly inviting in appearance, so superbly behaved in action that it must inevitably revolutionize your highest opinion of motoring. Lest we seem overly enthusiastic in the telling, may we suggest that your Cadillac-La Salle dealer will gladly arrange to demonstrate the truth of these statements?