1938 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 limousine.
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Cadillac found it uneconomical to continue this Sixteen past 1940, even though it shared its wheelbase and many body styles with the Series Seventy-Five. Few open models were built, most being Imperial and formal sedans.
Pluses of the 1938 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen:
- Despite lesser reputation, flathead V-16 was smooth and near silent
- All models have full Classic status
- Luxury, refinement
- Good roadability
- A bit easier to acquire than pre-1938 models
- Still very expensive
- Extremely hard to find
- Colossal restoration costs
Production of the 1939 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen:
Production of the 1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen:
Specifications of the 1938-1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen:
Length, inches: NA
Wheelbase, inches: 141.3
Weight, pounds: 4,830-5,330
Price, new: $5,140-$7,175 (U.S.)
Engines for the 1938-1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
|sv V-16||431.0 cid||185||1938-1940|
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