Though Cadillac’s V8 models were faring extremely well, Cadillac wanted to grab a larger pie of the more powerful engine models that were being sold by Rolls-Royce, Hispano-Suiza and Packard. So automotive engine Owen Nacker first developed a powerful 6-litre V-12 engine in 1931. He further took the next series of engine to a completely different level with the V-16 that was a monstrous 7.4 litre with 452 cu displacement giving a power output of 175 hp.
The same V-16 engine was used by Fleetwood (coachbuilding division of Cadillac) to build one of the most expensive Cadillac’s of all time – Cadillac Fleetwood All-Weather Phaeton*.
With a gold plated Cadillac flying style Goddess hood ornament, the running board on both sides had three stripes that complimented the feeling of being a long car. At the back there was dual exhaust and steel trunk rack. The car had lots of chrome all over.
It was so expensive that only 8 cars were built. The price of this car in 1933 was US$ 8000 which in today’s 2019 value would be US$ 158,000 (Rs. 1.2 Crore).
A rare collectible model in 1:24 scale.
* vintage touring cars are called Phaeton
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||12 x 6 x 5.5|