Chuck Jordan, former head of Cadillac Design, passed away this month. Mr Jordan contributed to several important Cadillac designs including the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado and the 1992 Cadillac Seville & STS. He retired from General Motors in 1992.
A 1992 STS was my first contemporary Cadillac, and was a terrific automobile. That design, which continued with some modifications through 1997, still looks classic to me these 18 years since they first hit the street.
I never met Mr. Jordan, but became aware of him for his role in the book “All Corvettes are Red” by James Schefter. Nonetheless, I have been a fan of his design work and leadership and I feel it is important to mark the passing of a Master of the craft of Automobile Design. The current Cadillac designs are possible and popular because of the design of those 1992 models. Thank you Chuck Jordan.