Cadillac V-16

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The Cadillac V-16 (also known as the Cadillac Sixteen) was Cadillac's top-of-the-line model from its January 1930 launch until 1940.wikipedia
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Cadillac V-12

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The V-16 "Series 90" and V-12 "Series 80 and 85", were essentially merged for 1938 with the introduction of the new L-head V-16.
The Cadillac V-12 had a shorter wheelbase than the Cadillac V-16, with a choice of 140 in or 143 in, compared to the V-16's 148 in, but it offered a similar choice of Fisher and Fleetwood semi-custom bodies.

V16 engine

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The V16 powered car was a first in the United States, both extremely expensive and exclusive, with all chassis finished to custom order. The Cadillac V-16 was distinguished by its pioneering V-16 engine, a narrow 45° V angle OHV Series 452 displacing 452 cuin.
By that time, Cadillac had already introduced their V16, designed by ex-Marmon engineer Owen Nacker.

Cadillac V16 engine

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The V-16 "Series 90" and V-12 "Series 80 and 85", were essentially merged for 1938 with the introduction of the new L-head V-16. The Cadillac V-16 was distinguished by its pioneering V-16 engine, a narrow 45° V angle OHV Series 452 displacing 452 cuin.
Both were used in the Cadillac V-16 automobile, the first from 1930 until 1937, and the second between 1938 and 1940.

GM D platform

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The D-body was used for the Cadillac Series 85 from 1936 through 1937, for the Cadillac Series 90 from 1936 through 1940, for the Buick Limited from 1936 through 1942, for the Cadillac Series 72 in 1940, for the Cadillac Series 67 from 1941 through 1942, for the Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 from 1936 through 1976, and for the Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine from 1977 through 1984.

Cadillac Series 355

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A five point engine suspension, similar to the V-16 was used.

Classic Car Club of America

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The Classic Car Club of America rates all V-16s as CCCA Full Classics, a rating reserved for only the finest automobiles of the 1925–1948 period.

Cadillac Series 70

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Flathead engine

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The 431 cuin engine was an in-block valve (i.e. flathead) design, and featured a wider 135° V-angle, twin carburetors, twin fuel pumps, twin distributors, twin water pumps, and a nine main bearing crankshaft (compared to the OHV V-16's five bearing crank) and produced the same 185 hp as later versions of the original V-16 with even greater smoothness and endowed the '38–'40 Sixteens with the swiftest acceleration of any car in the world at the time regardless of weight as well as slightly improved fuel economy over the OHV V-16 cars.
Cadillac produced V-16 flathead engines for their Series 90 luxury cars from 1938–1940.

New York City

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The new vehicle was first displayed at New York City's automobile show on January 4, 1930.

Overhead valve engine

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The Cadillac V-16 was distinguished by its pioneering V-16 engine, a narrow 45° V angle OHV Series 452 displacing 452 cuin.

Fisher Body

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Unlike many builders of luxury cars, who sold bare chassis to be clothed by outside coachbuilding firms, General Motors had purchased the coachbuilders Fleetwood Metal Body and Fisher Body to keep all the business in-house.

Fleetwood Metal Body

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Unlike many builders of luxury cars, who sold bare chassis to be clothed by outside coachbuilding firms, General Motors had purchased the coachbuilders Fleetwood Metal Body and Fisher Body to keep all the business in-house.

Bulgari

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The Sixteen is also known to have the steering wheel logo carved out of solid crystal and a Bulgari clock.

General Motors

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