Steve Plunkett is our kind of car guy. He is one of the world’s most prolific Cadillac collectors and currently owns 86 vehicles in total, with a few Buicks and Oldsmobiles thrown in there for good measure, according to Driving.ca.
Unlike other collectors who hide their vehicles away in dimly lit, temperature-controlled rooms akin to a vehicle humidor, Plunkett proudly displays about a dozen of his favorite cars from the 30’s and 40’s in a lavish, period-look room he calls the “Fleetwood Auto Salon.”
Located in London, Ontario, Canada (about 1.5 hours West from your humble scribe), most of Plunkett’s cars are more than 18-feet long and propelled by either eight, twelve and even sixteen-cylinder powerplants.
“There is no car company on the planet that has introduced more firsts and innovations than General Motors. Most of those innovations have been brought through Cadillac,” says Plunkett, who goes on to credit Cadillac with the mass-produced V8, electric starter, safety glass, hydraulic valve silencers, OnStar, and more.
He even has a few one-of-a-kind cars, like the 1934 Cadillac Victoria-style Convertible Coupe, which, at 19-feet in length, was one of the longest vehicles in the world during the period.
But our favorite part of the whole story has to be the fact that these vehicles still see the open road. Keen to keep them in working order, Plunkett drives up to three vehicles a day when the weather permits– one around breakfast, one for lunch, and one later in the evening.
Like we said, he’s our kind of car guy. Find out more about Plunkett and his amazing collection below and check out his website to see his full collection.