Being one of the oldest carmakers in the country, Cadillac is also one of the pioneers in making some of the most luxurious cars in the US. Cadillac was founded in the year 1902 by Henry Leland, William Murphy, and Lemuel Bowen. The same people were the early investors in Henry Ford’s Ford Motor Company. The brand was named after the founder of state Detroit, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. The carmaker had already established its reputation for making quality cars before it was bought by General Motors in 1909. The Cadillac cars had style, drama, beefed-up engines, reliability, and prestige which all resulted in becoming one of the most beloved American cars. After many hurdles, skips, innovations, and hits, the brand is one track and making more popular cars than ever. From their old classic nostalgic cars to their concepts, these are the top 10 best Cadillacs of all time.
10. World Thorium Fuel Concept
Being one of the most popular carmakers in the world, making concept cars and prototype cars isn’t a new thing. The brand is also made some of the coolest concepts during its time. One of the coolest ones was the 2009 World Thorium Fuel Concept. As a concept, it was one of the best ones, but in reality, well keep that thought to yourself. The Thorium Fuel concept was based on a laser-powered car. Although we are still very far away to achieve that tech, the concept’s design was anything that you haven’t seen at the time.
9. Cadillac CTS-V 2nd Gen
The Cadillac CTS-V is one of the best cars that the brand sells currently. It is a perfect blend of luxury, thrill, and power fitted into a great body. The CTS-V wasn’t the best car that made hits the moment it got launched. It took two generations for the company to make one of the most thrilling machines. The car packed a unique design with a luxury feature-rich cabin fitted with a roaring performing engine under the hood.
8. Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Coupe
The Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham is another all-time favorite car on the list. The Fleetwood Brougham was in the making for several years but the Coupe version is one of the best-looking of them. It was brought on the market in the 80s, and instantly became a hit thanks to its powerful V8 engine and slim design which made it look unique. This Caddie became a great money maker for GM with its record sales and love among the people.
7. Cadillac Coupe DeVille
The 1975 Cadillac DeVille Coupe is arguably one of the most loved Caddies of all time. Its 20 ft. long two-door body could make even the Rolls from that time dust. The DeVille Coupe featured a stylish-looking body with a fine leather-stitched interior and a grudging V8 engine. It resulted in smooth riding capabilities with good performance which made this Caddie one of the best cars of the time.
6. Cadillac DeVille
As I said, the Cadillac DeVille is among the best American cars of all time. Especially the 57′ DeVille being the most popular one. People fell in love the moment the classic beauty hit the roads and thoroughly after when stars like Joni Mitchell, and Bruce Springsteen drove one. The DeVille was so popular that people happily agreed to wait on the long waiting list. The Caddie packed a gorgeous design and a massive engine which resulted in a powerful and smooth performance.
5. Cadillac Series 67 Park Avenue
During the 50s and the 60s, Cadillac made its name by making one of the most luxurious big cars on the market. The 1961 Cadillac Series 67 Park Avenue is one the finest examples of them. The Series 67 carried everything to charm people whether it being its classy looks or the supreme performance. The rich people used to flaunt their cars and show off how cool ad wealthy they were at the time as the Cadillacs were the car for the riches.
4. Cadillac Ciel
Taking about concept cars and missing out on the Cadillac Ciel will not be justice to this list. The Ciel was first unveiled in 2011, as a convertible that carried the design language of the 37′ Cadillac Pheaton 5659. It featured a four-door style and scissor doors and stunning convertible looks and a turbocharged V6 engine that produced over 425 hp. With such a modern exterior, the Ciel packed a high-tech luxury interior with plenty of space and comfortable seats. Though it was just a concept everybody wanted this Cadillac to come into production.
3. Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
Apart from all the Caddilac DeVilles and Fleetwoods, the Caddie which was the best one was the 1959 Cadilac Eldorado Biarritz. The Eldorado checked all the boxes from luxury, stunning design, smooth ride, and supreme performance. The long Cadillac set the new standard in making one of the most beautiful cars for other carmakers. Being very elegant in its looks and faithful to its performance, the Eldorado was also rare with just 1,320 made in 1959.
2. Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Talking about the exclusive and rare Caddies, this vintage 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is one of them. The vintage Series 62 was the one that started the trend of popular and beautiful Cadillacs we know today. Series 62 set the broad image reflected in the DeVilles and Eldoradoes which were introduced later. It was among the most popular and rare Caddis and is one of the most beautiful cars anybody could have in their garage. Under the hood, the Series 62 featured a massive 5.7-liter LS V8 engine which was capable to produces over 150 horsepower.
1. Cadillac Phaeton 5859
There is no doubt that the 1937 Cadillac Pheaton 5859 is one of the best-looking cars ever. The sheer elegance and persona of its design contributed heavily to how beautiful this Caddie looks. Popular designer John Hampshire designed the 37′ Pheaton which design inspired the Cadillac Ciel’s design. The curvy looks and its long body looks stunning when it blends with the convertible design of the car. The magnificent design still is inspiring for many car designers even after 75 years since it was first introduced. This is why the Pheaton top our list of top 10 Cadillacs of all time.