1937 was the last year Cadillac offered its overhead-valve V-16 engine and produced only twenty cars so equipped. Only five V-16 convertible sedans were built during that year and this example is the very last one produced. Cadillac made big news with the introduction of its 16- and 12-cylinder engines in 1930, sparking the multi-cylinder race among fellow luxury automakers Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Lincoln, and Marmon.
This Imperial Convertible Sedan was built for Augustus S. Bundy, president of Bundy Typewriter Company of Philadelphia, PA, then the largest/ retailer of typewriters in the world. The firm is known today as Bundy Computer Company.