The history of the Cadillac is nothing short of amazing.  Consider the following before we look at what Cadillac is up to ... present day.

The 1st Cadillac Cars (according to Wikipedia):

Cadillac's first automobiles, the Runabout and Tonneau, were completed in October 1902. They were two-seat horseless carriages powered by a 10 hp (7 kW) single-cylinder engine. They were practically identical to the 1903 Ford Model A. Many sources say the first car rolled out of the factory on 17 October; in the book Henry Leland—Master of Precision, the date is 20 October; another reliable source shows car number three to have been built on 16 October. Cadillac displayed the new vehicles at the New York Auto Show in January 1903, where the vehicles impressed the crowds enough to gather over 2,000 firm orders. Cadillac's biggest selling point was precision manufacturing, and therefore, reliability; a Cadillac was simply a better-made vehicle than its competitors.

The year 1902 is significant to the Cadillac story because up until that year, there were only horse-drawn vehicles, according to sources.

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The explanation as to what the 1st Cadillac was is a far cry from the Cadillac of today...and tomorrow. as Cadillac becomes the 1st 'Hands-Free Self Driving Car'.


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