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Las Vegas: Car show celebrates a century of Cadillacs

April 03, 2013|By Jay Jones | This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
  • During the late 1950s and early '60s, huge tail fins were the trademarks of Cadillac automobiles, such as this 1959 Coupe de Ville. A show April 13-14 in Las Vegas celebrates 100 years of the luxury vehicles.
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A century of Cadillac production will be showcased during a car show April 13-14 in Las Vegas.

Cadillac Through the Years” will be held at the Town Square shopping center, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd S. It will feature more than 100 classic Cadillacs, including a 1903 Runabout built during the first year of production.

The beauties from Michigan include a 1940 Series 75 Fleetwood owned by billionaire Howard Hughes and a 1948 Series 62 Saoutchik Cabriolet, one of only two ever produced and valued at $3 million.

A 1954 Fleetwood limousine will also be shown. That car was used often by Marilyn Monroe. Its other famous passengers include fellow actresses Janet Leigh and Ann Sheridan.

The cars will be on display 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 13 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 14. Admission is free.

[For the record, 2:04 p.m., April 5: The caption in an earlier version of this post misidentified the Cadillac pictured as a 1958 Sixty Special. It is a 1959 Coupe de Ville.]

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