1937 Cadillac Series 90 V16 Vehicle Profile

Aero-Dynamic Coupe
Coachwork: Fleetwood
The 'Aero-Dynamic Coupe' was introduced as a prototype at the 1932 World's Fair, and joined the Cadillac lineup as a production model in 1933. The V-16 models were built on a massive 154 cubic-inch wheelbase chassis, the longest ever used on a Cadillac production car, and sold for $8,100. Fleetwood produced 20 of the ultra streamlined five-passenger bodies through 1937, eight of which were mounted on the V-16 chassis. This example is the very last Aero-Dynamic Coupe built. After a few minutes behind the wheel of this car, you really forget that it is more than 70 years old. V-16 Cadillac's from the late 30s were very modern and they had a kind of sensational styling that affected the entire automotive industry worldwide. Harley Earl headed the design team responsible for styling this icon of the classic era.

Cadillac displayed a special streamlined V-16 coupe, referred to as the Aerodynamic Coupe, at the 1933 Century of Progress Exhibition in Chicago. Beginning in 1934 this spectacular style was made available for customer purchase. This example is the very last of the eight aerodynamic coupes known to have been built - and the only 1937 model, one of just 49 1937 V-16s. Cadillac abandoned the 452 model designation in 1935, thereafter designating the cars as model 16-90 or Series 90.


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Chassis number Auction Sales History

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YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Cadillac V-16 Seven-Passenger Limousine by Fleetwood
Chassis#: 5130347
Sold for $110,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
1937 Cadillac V-16 Custom Imperial Cabriolet
Sold for $206,250
  2014 Auctions America - BidAnywhere
1937 Cadillac Sixteen Custom Phaeton
Chassis#: 5130311
Sold for $962,500
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
1937 Cadillac Series 90
Sold for $192,500
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook

No Sale

1937 Cadillac Series 90 V16's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 Cadillac V-16 Custom Imperial Cabriolet by Fleetwood51303132011 RM Auctions Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns$130,000$150,000$200,000


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