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The Conversation: 1922

The Conversation: 1922

San Francisco. "Cadillac coupe." A rare extant marque in the Shorpy Concours of Quaint Conveyances. Glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.


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An ad from the 1922 Cadillac, which really was a pricey car in 1922. You could get a new full sized sedan for $3,100 well into the 1960's. You could also buy a house in some areas for $3,100 in 1922.

And you can drive one here

The video version is a 1920 but they look the same, including the "get out of my way" horn. I also saw photos of a 1918 Cadillac Victoria Coupe and it had the horn, so it was either a very popular aftermarket accessory or the Cadillac people wanted to make sure everyone knew a Cadillac was coming. The video shows the unique seating arrangement and ends with an underside drive-by. Interesting look at a luxury car of the 1920s.

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Room for four (only)

This would be the Victoria four-passenger coupe that had an asymmetrical rear seat with what looks like a storage compartment on the left side. The "clear the way" horn mounted on the left frame rail is probably an aftermarket item but not being an armstrong activated one speaks of the luxury of Cadillac.

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