- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 1, 1997
It is the most American of all cars-a symbol of power, wealth and influence-but its recent history has seen some bumps in the road.
Marilyn Monroe wanted hers to be solid gold. Hollywood's Hard Rock Cafi has one sticking out of its roof. President's and dictators feel naked without theirs. The Cadillac is not just a car, but an icon-a universally desired symbol of power, wealth and influence.
In the early days of the auto, when hundreds of manufacturers clamored for the attention of a few wealthy clients, Henry Leland decided there had to be a better way. His passion for precision, quality and mass production turned Cadillac into the "Standard of the World." By the 1930s, Cadillac was producing a vehicle that many classic car buffs regard as the finest ever made. From the earliest Caddys and the interwar classics to the tailfin years and the problems of the '80s, this is the definitive chronicle of the ultimate American car. See how Cadillac changed the industry, and how the once-proud name was brought to the brink of disaster-and back.