Cadillac V-16s Lost and Found: Tracing the Histories of the 1930s Classics [NOOK Book]

Overview

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

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476612393
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/29/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 68 MB
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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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