1938 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood by Signature Models

1938 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood by Signature Models

1938 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood by Signature Models

The Cadillac V-16 (sometimes known as the Cadillac Sixteen) was Cadillac’s top-of-the-line car from its January 1930 launch until production ceased in 1940 as the war in Europe killed sales. All were finished to custom order, and the car was built in very small numbers; only 4076 cars were constructed in the eleven years the model was offered. The majority of these were built in the single year of 1930, before the Great Depression really took hold. This was the first V16 powered car to reach production status in the United States.
The Cadillac V-16 (sometimes known as the Cadillac Sixteen) was Cadillac’s top-of-the-line car from its January 1930 launch until production ceased in 1940 as the war in Europe killed sales. All were finished to custom order, and the car was built in very small numbers; only 4076 cars were constructed in the eleven years the model was offered. The majority of these were built in the single year of 1930, before the Great Depression really took hold. This 1938 Cadillac was the first V-16 powered car to reach production status in the United States.
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 new engine was an “L Head” (AKA flathead) design, and featured a wider (135 degree) 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 (138 kW) 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. This engine was nearly silent at idle and turbine-smooth in operation. The wheelbase was reduced to 141.0 in (3,581 mm), the body remained 222.0 in (5,639 mm) in overall length. The “Sixteens” (as Cadillac referred to them) were basically series 75 cars with the new V-16 engine although they differed from the firewall forward from the V-8 cars and had several other trim differences. The instrument panels were identical to and changed yearly with the V-8 cars from 1938 to 1940. Only the ’38 Sixteens had a horn button which had “Sixteen” in art deco script; the ’39 and ’40 models, like the V-8, had the Cadillac crest on the button. Three hundred fifteen were sold in the first year, 138 in the next. The production of the 1940 models ended in December 1939.
Key features include: Doors Open, Hood Opens, Trunk Opens, Wheels Steer, Wheels Roll, Great Detail and High Quality Diecast Model.
Collect the vintage luxury car with this diecast model from Signature Models that highlights the unique Fleetwood body.

1938 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood by Signature Models

1938 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood by Signature Models


1938 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood by Signature Models

1938 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood by Signature Models

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