1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen Convertible Coupe Vehicle Profile

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen photograph

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Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: Fleetwood
The year 1940 was most important for Cadillac as well as the rest of the automobile industry. In fact it draws the line between the end of an era and the beginning of another, troubled by the war which was going on in Europe. At this stage, Cadillac had offered the Fleetwood Convertible, one of five models designed for its clientele. The 90 series was engineered with the powerful V-16. This engine gained less popularity and after being available for 11 years, the market for grand luxury cars disappeared primarily because of the war.

A total of fifty-five 1940 Cadillac 90 Series vehicles were produced with the V-16 engine. This car is one of only two Convertible Coupes produced that year. The Series 90 sits on a 141.3 inch wheelbase and is powered by a 431 cubic-inch, V-16 engine developing 185 horsepower. The vehicle weighs 4,970 pounds and sold new for $5,440.

The basic five-passenger Cadillac sedan of 1940 sold for $1,745 with a V-8 but $5,140 with a V-16 - a premium no longer really justified, as Cadillac's V-8 was one of the smoothest engines anywhere. It was the last year for the V16 engine.

Some of Cadillac's most important engineering developments, and some of its most beautiful cars, appeared in the 1940's.

A little over 50 V-16 Cadillacs were produced in 1940. The V-16 had a displacement of 431 cubic-inches and developed 185 horsepower. This Convertible Coupe is quite rare with only a few produced.

Cadillac produced the V-16 from 1930 through 1940. The hood of the V-16 was intimidating - larger and longer than any other vehicle produced. Twelve cylinder engines were rare enough, but only a few manufacturers dared to build a sixteen.

Interestingly, only about 4,000 16's were made during the 11 year run. They were clearly for the wealthy and those with a desire to drive big and drive fast.

This Convertible Coupe is considered one of the rarest and most desirable V16's ever made.


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1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1940 sales)
1940 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Seven-Passenger Formal Sedan by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$84,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
 
1940 Cadillac V-16 Seven-Passenger Imperial Sedan by Fleetwood
Chassis#: 5320045
Sold for USD$66,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1940 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Sport Coupe
Chassis#: 5320042
Sold for USD$156,750
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen image  1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen image  
1940 Cadillac V-16 Seven-Passenger Formal Sedan
Sold for USD$55,000
  2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan
 
1940 CADILLAC MODEL 9053 OPEN DRIVER TOWN CAR
Chassis#: 5320038
Sold for USD$80,000
  2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1940 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Sport Coupe
Sold for USD$176,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen image  1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen image  
1940 Cadillac Imperial Sedan 7-Passenger Limousine
Sold for USD$73,500
  2008 Leake Auctions - Tulsa - 36th Annual - QuikTrip Center
 
1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen
Sold for USD$82,500
  2008 Automobiles of Amelia Island, RM Auctions
1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen image  1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen image  
1940 Cadillac V16 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 5320030
Sold for USD$313,500
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1940 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1940 Cadillac 90 Town Car 2009 Mecum Monterey Auction$55,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Engine Num: 5270250
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Fleetwood Fastback Limousine
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Formal Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Presidential Convertible Parade Limousine
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270075
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Imperial Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270103
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270127
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270181
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 7-Passenger Imperial Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270245
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270276
Engine Num: 5270276
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Imperial Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270283
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270289
Engine Num: 5270289
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Town Car
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270310
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901939 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Engine Num: 5290069
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901939 Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901939 Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5290045
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901939 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5290067
Engine Num: 5290067
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901939 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5290093
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901939 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5290710
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Derham Town Car
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Formal Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5320019
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5320042
Engine Num: 5320042


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