Before the Cadillac swept the marketing world with “Dare Greatly,” the brand was known as the “Standard Of The World,” something Cadillac is working on regaining. In the meantime, an interesting sliver of Cadillac history has surfaced across the pond in Norway.
It appears Cadillac wasn’t only admired domestically, but by royalty of foreign nations. Norwegian king Olav V had purchased a 1951 Cadillac limousine shortly after WWII and, according to The News Wheel, the car is ready to be returned to its former royal glory.
Three years after king Olav V passed away, his esteemed limousine, which appeared in countless meetings between Norwegian and American meetings, the car was donated to the National Norwegian-American Museum in 1994. After nearly two decades the American Car Club of Norway approached the museum with an offer to restore the car and place it as the centerpiece in a newly constructed National Motor Museum.
The museum agreed to relinquish their control of the 1951 Cadillac limo, and will begin restoration of the car just in time for the Norwegian National Motor Museum to open.
So, if you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to grab a look at a piece of true Cadillac history.