Luxury car American gangster Al Capone
• Luxury car American gangster Al Capone
Cadillac brand cars during the days, even to the moment of their appearance, were considered a luxury. The owners of cars of this brand have been many famous people. It is the "Cadillac" owned by the famous American gangster Al Capone, and this machine was sold after his death for the astounding sum of $ 314 000. In this review we will focus on the good old American retro car.
Cadillac is one of the oldest automobile brands in the world. The company was founded in fact remnants of the Henry Ford Company. She was named in honor of the popular French explorer and adventurer Antoine de Lamothe-Kadilyaka, who is considered the founder of Detroit - the city, which in the XX century became one of the most significant in the world of automobile centers.
In 1902, William Murphy and his associates from the Henry Ford Company hired Henry Leland to assess the plants and all the equipment Ford, as reflected on the company's liquidation. Leland assessed, but instead of closing, he offered to invent a new car. To listen to him, they were taken into account, and a new company.
In the following years, Leland already under the brand Cadillac has released several new products, and by the time the company was sold to General Motors in 1909, the brand has become recognizable and associated as one of the best luxury automakers America. Innovation has become a continuous process at the headquarters of the Cadillac, and Leland worked closely with some of the best inventors to take the brand to new frontiers. Thanks to inventor Charles Kettering, the owner of 186 patents in general, the Cadillac has implemented an automatic starter, electrical system, steel roof and much more. Not surprisingly, the brand that made emphasis on technology, has gained a reputation of quality and innovation.
Some of the first known model of the early period were Cadillac Model D 1905, in the G Model 1907-1908 and Model 30, which first appeared in 1909. Even today, Model 30 is considered the best of the legendary generation of Cadillac.
Luxury car has been well described by cult American singer Etta James, who once said: "When I was traveling in a big Cadillac, was beautifully dressed and fed, more than I care nothing."
This model was inspired by the company at the end of 1912 on the slogan "Global Standards". It was in this year Cadillac managed to rewrite the history of the automotive industry, in particular through the introduction of a fully electric system Kettering Delco, which was used to start the engine and lighting.
Cadillac Model 30 Touring after restoration.