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Cadillac V-16s Lost and Found: Tracing the Histories of the 1930s Classics
     

Cadillac V-16s Lost and Found: Tracing the Histories of the 1930s Classics

by Christopher W. Cummings
 

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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

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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 more than 65 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.

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“The future caretakers of these cars are fortunate that Christopher Cummings turned a labor of love into a very readable history of these magnificent Classics”—Antique Automobile; “intriguing reading that will entertain the student of Cadillacs and Classic cars, as well as anyone who just loves a good story about man and machine. Cummings’ entertaining writing ensures all will devour each word and each image”—Old Cars Weekly News & Marketplace; “there is much to be learned and enjoyed in this book”—Classic­cars.com; “read Christopher Cummings’ two books for enjoyment. Then keep them to consult again due to the depth and breadth of information they contain”—SAH Journal; “an entertaining read”—The Bulletin.
Antique Automobile
The future caretakers of these cars are fortunate that Christopher Cummings turned a labor of love into a very readable history of these magnificent Classics
SAH Journal
read Christopher Cummings' two books for enjoyment. Then keep them to consult again due to the depth and breadth of information they contain

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786475704
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/29/2014
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
842,786
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Classic automobile lover Christopher W. Cummings is an attorney. He lives in Manassas, Virginia.

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