One of six built, this rare 1959 Cadillac Broadmoor Skyview limo is expected to bring $175,000 to $250,000 at this weekend’s Bonhmans Amelia Island Auction. Get all the latest auto industry news in the Executive Briefing.
+ Volkswagen is set to plead guilty in U.S. federal court in the Justice Department’s diesel emissions investigation as the German automaker seeks to move past its cheating scandal. More at Reuters.
+ General Motors will lay off its 1,100 third-shift workers at the Lansing, Michigan Delta Township plant where the Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia SUVs are built. More at CNN Money.
+ Toyota may delay a decision on producing its next-generation Auris model at its United Kingdom plant as the company awaits the result of Brexit negotiations. More at Automotive News Europe.
+ NASCAR has named its nominees for the Hall of Fame class of 2018: Roger Penske, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte, Davey Allison, and Red Farmer. More at The Charlotte Observer.
+ Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne questioned GM’s decision to sell its Opel division, and says he may seek ties with buyer PSA Group. More at the Detroit Free Press.
+ Chevrolet has released photos of its Camaro GT4.R, a factory-built race car engineered by Pratt & Miller and eligible for global GT4 and Pirelli World Challenge competition. More at Motor Trend.
+ Dodge has teased more information about the upcoming Challenger SRT Demon, including acceleration data from the performance page of its infotainment screen. More at Motor Authority.
+ According to the rumor mill at the Geneva Motor Show, Toyota performance car chief Tetsuya Tada may be planning a revival of the automaker’s MR2 mid-engined sports car. More at Autoblog.
+ At John Force Racing, the NHRA funny car teams of drivers John Force and Robert Hight are swapping their race crews and crew chiefs for next week’s Gatornationals. More at Racer.
+ A rare 1959 Cadillac Skyview coach custom-built for the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs will cross the block at this weekend’s Bonhams Amelia Island sale. More at Hemmings Daily.
+ Mercedes Formula 1 driver and three-time champion Lewis Hamilton says “Ferrari are bluffing,” despite the Italian team’s fast pace in testing at Barcelona. More at Motorsport.com.
Review the previous Executive Briefing from March 6 here.
Photo courtesy of Bonhams.
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