On this day in 1949 a 1950 Cadillac Coupe deVille rolled off the assembly line, marking the 1,000,000th Cadillac to be manufactured since the company’s inception in 1902. Pictured with the vehicle above are John F. Gordon, General Manager; Don E. Ahrens, General Sales Manager; and C.A. Raftrey, Works Manager.
Standard specs for the 1950 Cadillac Coupe deVille included a 331 V8 that made 160 horsepower that could push the approximately 4,250 pound car to 98 mph. It averaged 13.5 miles per gallon when equipped with 4 speed Hydra-Matic transmission.
While it took Cadillac nearly 50 years to reach the one million mark, it’d only be 9 more before the two millionth Caddy hit the streets. It was February 7, 1958 when that car, a Cadillac Sedan deVille, was completed.