It’s no secret that all of us at Bradshaw Cadillac are major gearheads and even bigger fans of Cadillacs. Still, we find ourselves learning new things about the brand we love and the cars it designs on a regular basis. If you love the Cadillac brand too, you might enjoy some of these cool facts about the brand.
4 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Cadillac
- Cadillac was the first automaker to mass produce a car with an enclosed cabin back in 1910. It also innovated electric lights.
- We owe the invention of the curved windshield to Cadillac. It was introduced after World War II.
- Maybe more importantly, we owe the V8 engine to Cadillac. Though not the first to design a V8, Cadillac was the first automaker to mass produce a V8 engine: the 5.1-liter V8, which produced just 70 horsepower. Cadillac was, however, the first automaker to put a V16 engine in a car; it produced 160 horsepower.
- Famous gangster Al Capone owned a 1928 Cadillac sedan that was fully armored—and it eventually was used to deliver President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to make his “Day of Infamy” speech following Pearl Harbor.
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Bradshaw Automotive started in 1979 when William and Annette Bradshaw bought a dealership in Greer, South Carolina. Over the years, the dealership has blossomed from just a small, local business to five different dealerships and more than 700 employees. To this day, William is very involved in day-to-day dealership operations and his son and son-in-law are involved, too. At Bradshaw dealerships, everyone is family.
Bradshaw Cadillac is all about continuing that tradition. Here, you’ll always have employees helping you who treat you like a member of their own family. We’ll get to know you so that we can help you choose the perfect car.
If you’re new to the community, we’re here to welcome you. Check back for future blog posts on not only Cadillacs, but the community around us. Bradshaw Cadillac is nestled in the town of Greer, South Carolina. Greer is a beautiful suburb that gives you the mellow feel of the south – sandwiched between the more fast-paced cities of Greenville and Spartanburg.
Our blog is for everybody – customers, fans of Cadillac, and our community. Be sure to stop by every month and see what fun, new things we share.