When introduced at the January 1930 New York Auto Salon the Cadillac Sixteen raised the bar for American luxury automobile manufacturers. This car had it all - smooth ride, marvelous engine, luxurious appointments and a striking design (inspired by GM's new design chief, Harley Earl.)
The overhead valve Cadillac Sixteen motor displaces 452 cubic-inches and develops 175 horsepower. It employs dual updraft Cadillac single-throat carburetors.
This Cadillac Sixteen roadster was purchased new by the Schaeffer family of the famous Schaeffer Pen Company. This automobile was a fitting choice for such a family. The Cadillac Sixteen roadster was the ultimate 'Gentleman's Car.'