For eleven years prior to World War II, Cadillac defied the norms of practicality and produced an extravagant supercar, a 16-cylinder luxury automobile that could be tailored to the customer's every want. Big, thirsty and lavish, it cemented Cadillac's place in the top tier of motoring magnificence. Each of the cars has its own colorful and fascinating story to tell. Driven by a life-long love of the V-16 and an interest in the history of his own car, the author has assembled some of these tales, gleaned from interviews, books, periodicals and documents, into a liberally illustrated book. Each story is shaped by the people a particular car touched, and the events they lived through together. All are an important part of our automotive and cultural history.Tracing the Histories of the 1930s Classics Christopher W. Cummings ... Elmer 84 Freud, Sigmund 214, 256n56 Gangloff, Georges 130 Garland, Gordon 200 Gast, Jeffrey 248 General Motors Corporation 24, ... 192 Hillary, Sir Edmund 117 Hinrichs, Peter 134a135, 137 Hispano Suiza motor cars 147 Hitler, Adolf 214; 1938anbsp;...
|Title||:||Cadillac V-16s Lost and Found|
|Author||:||Christopher W. Cummings|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2014-01-29|