Steve Butler — April 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Last Ditch Efforts

BY STEVE BUTLER

IT’S THE Cadillac of …” is a phrase still used to describe the ultimate quality of a product – a phrase reflecting a standard of quality previously exemplified by Cadillacs.

Thusly influenced, numerous makers decided to produce toy versions of the early 1950’s Cadillac with the 1950 model among the most often rendered.

This trait was not limited to U.S. makers. The English, French, German, Spanish and especially the Japanese also issued large numbers of 1950’s Cadillacs in varieties of models. The following two toy Cadillacs serve as somewhat unusual and uncommon examples.

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