1939 | Cadillac V-16

1939 Cadillac Series 90 V16 Coupe "project"

EUR 89,330 JPY 11,447,688 BGN 174,712 CZK 2,274,798 DKK 664,413 GBP 75,000 HUF 33,909,812 PLN 428,312 RON 442,096 SEK 954,879 CHF 91,537 ISK 12,684,914 NOK 880,780 HRK 675,963 RUB 10,469,610 TRY 1,389,168 AUD 137,256 BRL 514,525 CAD 126,474 CNY 629,440 HKD 779,265 IDR 1,432,266,141 ILS 322,947 INR 7,548,551 KRW 119,934,968 MXN 2,041,717 MYR 418,084 NZD 147,252 PHP 5,118,184 SGD 135,336 THB 3,261,006 ZAR 1,537,778

 

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1939 | Cadillac V-16

1939 Cadillac Series 90 V16 Coupe "project"
EUR 89,330 JPY 11,447,688 BGN 174,712 CZK 2,274,798 DKK 664,413 GBP 75,000 HUF 33,909,812 PLN 428,312 RON 442,096 SEK 954,879 CHF 91,537 ISK 12,684,914 NOK 880,780 HRK 675,963 RUB 10,469,610 TRY 1,389,168 AUD 137,256 BRL 514,525 CAD 126,474 CNY 629,440 HKD 779,265 IDR 1,432,266,141 ILS 322,947 INR 7,548,551 KRW 119,934,968 MXN 2,041,717 MYR 418,084 NZD 147,252 PHP 5,118,184 SGD 135,336 THB 3,261,006 ZAR 1,537,778

 

United Kingdom

Series 90
Coupe
136/185 kw/hp
Alan Carrington

Classic Cars Ltd

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Cadillac
    Model V-16
    Model name V-16
    Series Series 90
    Year of manufacture 1939
    Condition category Restored
    Technical details
    Body style Coupe
    Body detail Coupe
    Power (kw/hp) 136/185
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 7,063
    Cylinders 16
    Doors 2
    Steering Left (LHD)
    Transmission Automatic
    Drive Rear
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Red
    Interior colour Brown
    Interior material Leather

Description

This is one mega rare hand built Cadillac, one of only six Coupes built in 1939, this Coupe was the last vehicle to be built in 1939, Ex Ronnie Barker owned it for many years, the car is half way through its restoration, I have media blasted the chassis and painted it satin black, Interior is in mid Tan hide and although it was fully re-trimmed some years ago, it still in superb condition, the interior will require a new west of England headliner and new beige Wilton carpet, engine has been pulled apart, ultra-seal dipped, a lot of new machining carried out, new engine rebuild kit purchased except for pistons, (waiting on them to be manufactured) Inlet manifolds welded and re-enameled, both water pumps fully rebuilt, all of the Coupes metal work has has all rust removed (of which there was very little) new coach built made panels fitted, the bodywork is now fully rust free and in a Zinc etch primer, all of the interior's woodwork is being restored to show standard, the car is totally complete.

The 431-cubic-inch displacement 1938-40 Cadillac V16 was one of the last new American auto engine designs prior to World War Two. As such, it incorporated some of the latest thinking. Nine main bearings provided a crankshaft main bearing support between each 135 degree opposing pair of cylinders. The square bore and stroke lowered piston speed and promoted crankshaft rigidity, no small matter for an engine with eight cylinders in line per cylinder bank. The side valve engine design was no handicap for the time because the era's typical top engine speed of 3400-3700 rpm provided little opportunity to exploit the high speed breathing efficiency of overhead valves. Luxury car drivers presumably valued smoothness and silence more than high speed power. Hydraulic valve lifters promoted silent running and an absence of periodic adjustment. Unlike most cars of the era, an external oil filter safeguarded the precision valve lifters. Despite the use of side valves, the engine produced as much power as the prior 45 degree V16, and with much less complexity. The earliest engines produced featured an innovative friction wheel drive to the generator. This was soon replaced by a conventional V belt drive. Cadillac claimed that the 1938, 1939, and 1940 Series 90 Sixteen had the best performance of any production car in the world at the time and would accelerate 10-60 in high gear only in 16 seconds. The definitive engineering report on the 135 degree Cadillac V16 engine is "The Evolution of the Cadillac Sixteen engine," by E.W. Seaholm. 

This extremely rare V16 Cadillac has had a lot of money spent already by my Company, I have to many other projects on the go, so, its with great regret that his fab old Cadillac has to be sold, 

I have owned this classic since August 2009 and i love it !

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Classic Cars Ltd

Big Allington Farm, Pilgrims Way

ME17 1RD Maids

+44 1622 880000

Alan Carrington

Seller

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Classic Cars Ltd
Alan Carrington
Big Allington Farm, Pilgrims Way
United Kingdom ME17 1RD Maidstone
Alan Carrington
Big Allington Farm, Pilgrims Way
United Kingdom ME17 1RD Maidstone
Classic Cars Ltd
Alan Carrington
Big Allington Farm, Pilgrims Way
United Kingdom ME17 1RD Maidstone
Alan Carrington
Big Allington Farm, Pilgrims Way
United Kingdom ME17 1RD Maidstone
Alan Carrington
Classic Cars Ltd
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