Last week after picking up a new vehicle in Melbourne for a client in Tasmania and waiting to drive onto the Spirit of Tasmania, a 1930 Cadillac was waiting as well and ready to go to her new home in Tasmania.
After a chat with the new owner, a car collector in Tasmania without any V-16 vehicles in his collection until now, I learned the following of the V-16 Cadillac history in about 15 minutes:before boarding:
The Cadillac V-16 was Cadillac's top-of-the-line model from its January 1930 launch until 1940. The V16 power plant was a first in the United States.
Only 4076 were constructed in its 11-year run, with the majority built before the Great Depression. The start of World War II reduced the sales, resulting in its demise.