In 1938 Cadillac launched their second series V16 which featured a new V-shaped radiator and redesigned engine. The new model was officially launched at in New York, on October 27th, 1937. This series of cars was produced until December of 1940 after around 500 cars had been built.
1940 Cadillac V-16 Seven-Passenger Formal Sedan – sold for $55,000 It is a remarkably well-preserved original car; repainted just once with few noticeable flaws, it retains its magnificent original interior, division glass, auxiliary jump seats, and original padded leather top. The chrome has never required replating. The tan broadcloth passenger compartment is in extremely nice condition with none of the typical moth damage, while the black leather driver’s seat shows some wear and requires that the center s… read more Auction Source: 2012 St John’s by RM Auctions
It has been 40 years since this Cadillac was initially restored and, although the high-quality work was superb, it is beginning to display paint shrinkage and several minor flaws. Once prepared for the road, it should make a lovely tour car in its current state. Down the line, it would be the ideal platform for a show-quality restoration where its unique design, fascinating history and coachbuilt prestige will make it a serious contender for top honors. Auction Source: 2010 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
1938 Cadillac V16 Series 38-90 Convertible Coupe – sold for $165,000 This fine example continues to benefit from an older restoration that was performed by Robert Aubin. The car became part of its current collection in 2006, and it remains in superb condition. While the factory build sheet indicates that it left the factory as a coupe, it was later fitted with the convertible coupe bodywork seen. The prior owner advised that the convertible coupe body is believed to be an original production example and that it… read more Auction Source: 2010 Vintage Cars of Meadow Book by RM Auctions
his car is body number 6 of 7, and is recorded as being originally shipped on June 9th of 1939 to Claude Nolan Cadillac of Jacksonville, Florida. The early ownership history was not recorded and its trail was lost until the 1990s, when it had found its way into the collection of Ed ‘Carpet King’ Weaver of Dalton, Georgia. When Mr. Weaver passed away in 1995, the Cadillac was sold at auction, alongside dozens of Duesenberg and other top-tier American classics.