Late-model Cadillac cars and SUVs are designed to go head-to-head with the best European performance sedans. In fact, the CTS-V held the record for the fastest lap time ever for a production sedan on the legendary Nurburgring race track in 2009, bested only recently (by three seconds) by the Porsche Pamamera Turbo. Owners are justifiably discriminating when it comes to repair and replacement parts for their cars, often insisting on genuine Cadillac parts and eschewing worn, used components. Others search for vintage original parts when restoring their classic cars, but the best choice is to order aftermarket and genuine Cadillac components from CPD. We offer a wide variety of brand-new components, which are ready for quick shipment and provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing your car or SUV is being properly maintained with high-quality replacements. Simply view our web site to see all of our vintage, classic or genuine parts, select the items you need, and have them shipped directly to your professional service center or even your doorstep if you're a do-it-yourself kind of person. You'll save a bundle, and won't have to waste time finding and re-installing failure-prone used bits from the junkyard. Peruse CPD's online catalog today, and find out just how much you can save.
History of Cadillac
Founded by engineer & engine manufacturer Henry M. Leland in 1902, Cadillac is part of the General Motors family of automobile brands. Leland and financiers William Murphy and Lemuel Bowen formed the company from the ashes of the Henry Ford Motor company, which was dissolved when Henry Ford left the firm after a dispute to start the Ford Motor Company. Leland and his partners named their new company Cadillac after the founder of Detroit; 17th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac and began manufacturing Cadillac parts.
The first car was almost identical to the 1930 Ford Model A, but with a Leland single-cylinder engine and higher-quality, more-precise manufacturing. In fact, the idea of identical, interchangeable Cadillac parts was a company innovation, for which it won the Dewar Trophy in 1908. The automaker became famous its high quality and superlative finish, and was soon considered one of the worlds finest automobiles. Other cutting-edge parts innovations are the steel roof (prior automobile tops were fabric-covered wood frames), shatter-resistant glass, tail fins, automatic climate control heating/air conditioning, and airbags. The company was also the first automaker to use Phillips screws to attach parts, greatly speeding assembly time, and in the 1980s utilized variable-displacement engines to deactivate cylinders for improved fuel efficiency. Cadillac's aluminum Northstar V8 engine remains one of the most powerful yet lightweight production engines ever made, as is a favorite among motorsports and hot rod enthusiasts.
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