Twelve Significant Designs


V-16 Fleetwood Aerodynamic Coupe

A pivotal design of the Harley Earl era, the Fleetwood-bodied aerodynamic coupe's fastback design conveyed motion even when the car was standing still. Only eight Aerodynamic Coupes were built in total across several model years - three in 1934, four in 1936, and one in 1937. This car's outsized influence spans decades, providing inspiration for the designers working on CELESTIQ.


Coupe De Ville

This new, luxuriously appointed variant of the Series 62 was Cadillac's first pillarless hardtop coupe. Sporting Cadillac's trend-setting tailfins and powered by an all-new V8, the Coupe De Ville represented best of the brand's design and engineering prowess. One final bit of trivial: the millionth Cadillac built was a '49 Coupe De Ville.


Eldorado Brougham

A rare, hand-build masterpiece that combined dream-car styling with a fully loaded suite of luxury appointments and amenities, including a brushed stainless steel roof, suicide doors, quad headlamps, memory seats, cruise control, an automatic trunk opener, Autoronic eye (automatic headlamp dimming), power windows, forged aluminum wheels, transistorized radio, air conditioning, and a choice of 44 full leather trim combinations.


Eldorado Biarritz

The ultimate embodiment of the "fins" era of automotive design, the '59 Eldorado, with its large fins featuring dual taillamps nacelles, is one of the most recognizable designs in automotive history. It bookended a decade of design leadership that began when Cadillac introduced the industry's first tailfins on its 1948 models.


Coupe De Ville

The Coupe De Ville was fully redesigned for 1965, boasting a clean, contemporary style that gave the large two-door an elegant and commanding street presence. Less "showy" than its predecessor, the new design's finer details sill paid subtle tribute to its tail-finned forebears.


Fleetwood Eldorado

A design icon of the Bill Mitchell era, the Fleetwood Eldorado was Cadillac's first true personal luxury car. Available only as a two-door hardtop, it also marked a transition to a front-wheel-drive powertrain.



Introduced as an all-new range-topping model for 1976, the Seville's taut lines and wide stance conveyed an entirely different type of Cadillac - more compact, more agile, yet unflinchingly luxurious. That approach continues today with the CT4 and CT5 sedans.



The Seville lineup received a full redesigned for 1992 with sleek, Euro-flavoured styling informed by the Cadillac Voyage concept car. The sporty, award-winning Seville STS variant boasted its own distinctive style and road manners.



The arrival of the CTS heralded the introduction of Cadillac's Art & Science design language. A year later, the V8-powered CTS-V gave that styling sharper teeth and established a new performance benchmark for Cadillac that perseveres today.


CTS Coupe and Sport Wagon

The second-generation Cadillac CTS radiated power and authority in its styling, and the lineup expanded to include a two-door CTS Coupe and a five-door CTS Sport Wagon in addition to the traditional four-door sedan. 2011 saw both the introduction of the Coupe as well as the arrival of the supercharged CT5-V Sport Wagon - one of the most sought-after collectable modern Cadillacs.



Cadillac's first PHEV was also one of its most audaciously styled contemporary models. The rakish two-door coupe allowed customers to experience a highly efficient advanced powertrain without sacrificing style.



A preview of Cadillac's ultimate flagship, the CELESTIQ show car is the culmination of 120 years of design leadership - a vehicle that is without peer and a showcase of the immense design talent at Cadillac.