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TOP-10 FACTS ABOUT THE LEGENDARY CADILLAC
1. Following the traditions which developed in the automobile world, Cadillac had to bear the name Leland, that is, the name of the creator of the company and its first manager. But Henry Leland was a humble man and did not immortalize himself in the brand name. He gave his firm the name of Antoine Lomé de La Motte-Cadillac, who in 1701 founded the town of Detroit in the American wilderness, which became the capital of American engineering at the beginning of the 20th century.
2. Earlier any detail needed to be "adjusted" with the hammer, smoothing the errors of the machine. Leland realized that the car should not be unique.
3. On Cadillac went Bill Clinton, George Bush, this tradition continues by Barack Obama also.
4. Once the friend of Leland started the decayed car. The engine started working, but the hand lever continued to rotate and put it fatal injuries. Depressed by the death of a friend, Henry Leland hired Charles Kettering, who invented a starter and a single system of electrifying cars that has survived to this day.
5. In Cadillac the first automobile air conditioner and a panoramic windshield appeared.
6. Leland who at the time of death was 89 years old has lived up to those times when Lincoln (also created by him) became a competitor to his first child, the Cadillac.
7. Unlike competitors, Cadillac has been assembled from expensive and qualitative materials that guaranteed reliability.
8. In the cartoon "Cars" the fictional town of Radiator Springs is located on the border of the "Cadillac area".
9. In one of versions of the Cadillac car - LaSalle - on the side was a small door to the office, where it was supposed to store golf supplies.
10. Cadillac - the oldest car manufacturer in the world. Except for Buick.
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