Cadillac is one of the most iconic brands in the world, with several classic models that have become a part of American history. The 1954 Cadillac Coupe de Ville recently won the Classiccars.com award for the Best Classic Car at the famous 2016 Arizona Concours d’Elegance, cementing the legacy of the Cadillac brand.
The Cadillac Coupe de Ville is no longer in production, though it was originally built in 1949 as a specialty trim level. The name comes from the French for “of the town,” making it a great car to cruise around the city in. The 1954 Coupe de Ville design was one of the most expensive the brand had to offer, with an unforgettable grille and headlight setup, as well as classic bumper guards and a long body.
The car that won the Best Classic Car award at the recent, prestigious Arizona Concours d’Elegance had been under restoration for 12 years before it saw sunlight. Ironically, the model is not a concours; however, the competition has a special class for Iconic Postwar American models. The Cadillac was voted a favorite in that category.
Although Cadillac is doing things a little differently now, it still retains the same air of elegance and sophistication that the Coupe de Ville has. It’s no wonder the 1954 model year was voted the Best Classic Car.