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October 20, 1902 – The first Cadillac is completed, maybe…
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October 20, 1902 – The first Cadillac is completed, maybe…

According to the book “Henry Leland - Master of Precision,” the final assembly of the first Cadillac took place on this day in 1902, however this date is disputed. Another source points to October 17 as the day the first car reached completion. One account states car number three left the factory ton October 16 of that year. So, with that in mind, on, or around, this date in 1902, the first Cadillac rolled out of the plant. The Founding of Cadillac Henry Leland bred Cadillac from the failedHenry Ford Company, after Henry Ford disembarked the company due to a dispute with his investors. The dying company's financial backers called upon Leland, a detroit engineer, to appraise the Ford manufacturing plant and its equipment. They planned to sell it all off in hopes of getting some ...

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