The Truth About Cars » Coupe De Ville http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:35:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Coupe De Ville http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard d’Elegance: Once-Mighty Cadillac’s Downward Spiral http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/junkyard-delegance-once-mighty-cadillacs-downward-spiral/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/junkyard-delegance-once-mighty-cadillacs-downward-spiral/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=387704
Cadillac’s peak as a build-quality leader and dominant luxury marque probably came earlier than the late 1960sā€” let’s say 1956ā€” but the perception that GM’s flagship brand was losing ground started sometime soon after the first of the front-wheel-drive Eldorados hit the scene. By the late 1970s, The General was all about faux-metal emblems in cursive script and Beadazzler-applied plastic heraldic crests stuck all over Caddies.

The Cadillac name means something again (no thanks to a decade of blinged-out, Caddy-baded Suburbans), but what a climb out of the pit of Malaise it’s been!

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