For eleven years prior to World War II, Cadillac defied the norms of practicality and produced an extravagant supercar, a 16-cylinder luxury automobile that could be tailored to the customer's every want. Big, thirsty and lavish, it cemented Cadillac's place in the top tier of motoring magnificence. Each of the cars has its own colorful and fascinating story to tell. Driven by a life-long love of the V-16 and an interest in the history of his own car, the author has assembled more than 65 of these tales, gleaned from interviews, books, periodicals and documents, into a liberally illustrated book. Each story is shaped by the people a particular car touched, and the events they lived through together. All are an important part of our automotive and cultural history.So, in 1939 I found a complete and fully functioning 1930 model Cadillac limousine with a Series 452 V16 engine for $200 on a cheap assed ... The engine, manual transmission, radiator and gas tank were to go into my roadster. ... Working out of Ted Cannona#39;s shop, and he had a good one for doing all this kind ofplaying around, the first thing was separate off the Ford body from the frame because eachanbsp;...
|Title||:||Cadillac V-16s Lost and Found|
|Author||:||Christopher W. Cummings|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2014-01-29|