1932 Cadillac V-8 convertible coupe.
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Many other notable engineering feats peppered this period: "Syncro-Mesh" transmission in 1929, helical-cut synchronized gears in 1932, "No-Draft Ventilation" and vacuum-assisted brakes in 1933, independent front suspension in 1934, and all-steel bodies in 1935.
Aside from a switch to a new L-head eight in 1936, there were other quality downgrades that have prevented post-1935 models from being cited as Classics across-the-board. In all, 1930-1935 Cadillac Eights are very fine cars -- connoisseurs' pieces through 1933 -- but only for the wealthy today.
Pluses of the 1930-1935 Cadillac Eight:
- Superb styling through 1933, excellent through 1935
- 353-cid V-8 one of the great Classic powerplants
- High appreciation potential
Minuses of the 1930-1935 Cadillac Eight:
- Extremely expensive, especially open models
- Costly to restore
- Hard to find even if you have the money
Production of the 1931 Cadillac Eight:
Production of the 1932 Cadillac Eight:
Production of the 1933 Cadillac Eight:
Production of the 1934 Cadillac Eight:
Production of the 1935 Cadillac Eight:
Specifications of the 1930-1935 Cadillac Eight:
Length, inches: NA
Wheelbase, inches: 140.0 (1930); 134.0, 140.0 (1931-33); 128.0 Series 10, 136.0 Series 20, 146.0 Series 30 (1934-35)
Weight, pounds: 4,355-5,650
Price, new: $2,645-$5,695 (U.S.)
Engines for the 1930-1935 Cadillac Eight:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
|sv V-8||353.0 cid||95/130||1930-1935|
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