A 1932 Cadillac Fleetwood
March 11, 2017
This elegant car is an elegant over-the-top limousine which is matched with a most extraordinary engine. It has the world's first production V-16. President Herbert Hoover rode in a Cadillac V-16 in his official capacity and later purchased an identical one for him personal use.
The 1930 Cadillac introduced its costliest care to date, powered by the world's first production 16-cylinder engine. This revolutionary automobile established Cadillac among the world's most prestigious car builders.
The Series 452 V-16 1932 engine designed by Owen Nacker was not just an engineering masterpiece - it was also a work of art. It was engineered as two straight-eight overhead valve engines, set at a 45-degree angle and sharing a common crankshaft. Famous for its quiet operation and super road performance, one road tester said the V-16 Cadillac was "....so smooth and quiet throughout is range as to make it seem incredible that the car is actually being propelled by exploding gases."
All Cadillac V-16 powered autos were custom built and elaborately finished and many consider the 1932 models to be the epitome of the marque's styling during the Classic Era of cars. The richly appointed interior of this limousine includes a smoking kit, lady's vanity, headliner hat net, window shades and floor heaters in the "owner's drawing room." Only 49 limos were made in 1932 and a mere handful survive today.
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