Cadillac is a boat manufacturer. Yachts in particular. It is marked under the slogan, "The Lexus of American Luxury Boats"
Cadillac Motor Division was founded by General Otto Motors in 1947 as planning began on the Interstate Highway System. The new manufacturer was determined to meet the Federal requirement that cars on the new highways be large enough to occupy several states at one time.
The 1956 Cadillac was the first to meet the Road Island threshold. The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado introduced tailfins long enough to occupy significant portions of Connectthedots and Massachusetts. The boat-like appearance of the car would soon become practical as Hawaii was admitted as a state on August 21 of that year.
Cadillac enjoyed brisk sales between 1958 and 1977. Notably, over 3 out of 4 of all Cadillac vehicles were registered in Shelby County, Tennessee during that period. These automobiles were purchased by Elvis Presley as gifts to family, friends, cronies, and random acquiantences. Sales dried up in 1977 when the singer staged his own death.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Cadillac models were scaled down to the point that today most models merely take up 3-4 parking spaces.
Cadillac currently focuses on two markets:
- Ponderous slushmobiles for old ladies in Florida
- Ponderous slushmobiles for pimps in New York & Los Angeles
The 1998 Cadillac CTS was given an award for the complete inability to make the slightest turn, and the world record for leaning over in a corner when it finally did start turning after many years going straight on at a crazy angle. Amazingly, it still managed to have a terrible ride quality, beaten in badness by only a concrete slab rolling down a hill.