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Unless otherwise specified all photos and illustrations are from Yann Saunders'
collection of Cadillac photos, advertisements and product catalogs, reproduced
courtesy of the Cadillac Motor Car Division and the Cadillac-LaSalle Club, Inc.




Cadillac single-cylinder Models K and  M

Completely new in design for 1906 were the gracefully curved bodies of the
Model K
runabout and  Model M Victoria for four passengers 



This car is from the Gateway collection in Colorado;
although the sign in the background (left) reads "Ford", the car is definitely a 1906 Cadillac!





Model K runabout



Factory photo of the Model K,
complete with rubber (or leather) cape top



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In this artist's view of the Model M Victoria for 1907, the beautiful
brass lamps add flourish to the already heavily ornate body


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Above, Henry Leland, then aged 80, cranks his own
Model M Victoria.  Mind that thumb, Henry!


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Ground clearance on the early models
was ample ...and essential when
traveling dirt roads in mud and slush


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Another proud survivor
(in a more appropriate color for 1906)

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Model M "Doctor" coupe
inspired by 1905 custom order for Henry Leland




The 1906 single-cylinder Cadillac line was rounded out by
this sturdy Model M delivery van, costing $950



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This beautiful, surviving 1906 delivery van built on the 1906 Model M chassis
is (was?) owned by Ed Dauer of Fort Lauderdale, FL
[ Source:  Antique Automobile, magazine of the AACVA ]




Cadillac four-cylinder Models G & H


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Models G, H and L were powered by the tried
and tested four-cylinder motor of 1905.  Its  4½" bore
and  5" stroke turned out a hefty thirty horsepower






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This sporty Cadillac Model H runabout cost a whopping
$2400 (FOB Detroit) in 1906!

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The Model H coupe was the first fully-enclosed production car built
by Cadillac.  It cost $3000, and the brass lamps were not even included


Cadillac four-cylinder Model L
These two models may be appropriately termed Cadillac's first true "luxury" cars. 
Their  price put them out of reach of only the wealthiest buyers 


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This sporty Cadillac Model L touring car cost a whopping
cost $3750 (FOB Detroit) in 1906; again, no lamps included!







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M. Wallace and Jackie Casocelli
participated in a Glidden Tour aboard this runabout

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This one will undergo a full restoration; I believe it is currently [2008]
in the collection of my friend Dick Shappy, in Providence, RI

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These two surviving Model K Runabouts depict the "tulip" body,
so named on account of the curved, tulip shape of the seat sides




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This almost original car was offered for
sale on e-Bay in August, 2003



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[ Background image: Cadillac Model K coupe, the first enclosed single-cylinder Cadillac, current in 1907 ]