Cadillac Prototype Resurfaces After Years

Did you know that the 2014 Cadillac ELR has been given the nickname “Coupe de Volt?” This nickname honors the Chevy Volt-based underpinnings of the car and Cadillac’s Coupe de Ville.

In conjunction with the release of the ELR, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will display the original prototype of the Cadillac Coupe de Ville by Fleetwood. This is the first time it’s been on display in 64 years.

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Four prototypes were developed, but this surviving one has significant history.  It was a gift to former GM Charlie Wilson following his departure from the company to serve as Secretary to Defense to President Eisenhower.  During his tenure as secretary, Wilson drove the prototype.

What a wonderful history lesson about the new Cadillac ELR. To learn more about the Cadillac lineup, visit the Arnie Bauer website.

Source: Fox News

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