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    Behind the wheel of the experimental Cadillac La Espada two-seat convertible is actor Ronald Regan. Before he was the 33rd governor of California and 40th President of the United States, Regan served as Grand Marshal during 1954 Chicago Auto Show. The La Espada was a completely functional dream car built of fiberglass and gave promises of things to come. It predicted future Cadillac design cues like quad headlights, wraparound windshield, dual taillights and jet fins similar to the 1958 model. Under the V-shaped hood was a modified Cadillac high compression V-8 engine.