Edward A. Cantor - Cadillac Wagons Ltd. - 1960s - Linden, New Jersey


   

The Wagon de Ville offered by Edward A. Cantor, of Cadillac Wagons Limited, 408 East Elizabeth Avenue, Linden, NJ. "For the man who thinks he has everything"; this costly toy [approximately $15,000 in 1965], based on the Cadillac Sedan de Ville, featured an electrically operated sun roof, a chrome-plated luggage carrier, a roof line and rearmost quarter panels extended like a large "visor" or nun's headgear over the rear window, with the Fleetwood wreath and crest on the rear sail panel and the name Wagon de Ville in decorative script on the lower front fenders, just behind wheel openings. The car could accommodate 8-9 passengers and featured a folding, rear-facing auxiliary seat; it had an automatic drop-down tail-gate, automatic level control, air-conditioning, wire [turbine?] wheels, tinted glass, a 6-way [front] seat, electric windows, seat belts, heater, radio, door guards, windshield washers and heavy-duty springs complemented by air lift suspension. The car weighed 5200 lbs and delivery took from 8 to 10 weeks from order date. Full-page ad in my collection. Article in OCW, 22.8.91, Photo McC p.361.

 

   

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