1936 Cadillac Series 90 Vehicle Profile

Aero-Dynamic Coupe Style 5899
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Cadillac was formed from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company when Henry Ford departed. Henry M. Leland & Faulconer Manufacturing Company persuaded the remaining partners to continue the automobile business using Leland's proven 1-cylinder engine. On August 22, 1903, the company was renamed the Cadillac Automobile Company.

The Cadillac's biggest selling point was precision manufacturing and reliability based on winning the British Dewar trophy for the most important advancement of the year in the automobile industry. General Motors acquired the company in 1909. Cadillac's introduction of V-12 and V-16 powered cars in 1930 kicked off the 'cylinder wars' among the American luxury marques leading Packard to introduce their line of twelves. The V-16 powered 90 Series was Cadillac's top-of-the-line cars until production ceased in 1940. The 90 Series rode on a 154-inch wheelbase with the 452 cubic-inch V-16 engine delivering 185 horsepower. The bodies featured GM's all-steel Turret Top with Vee windshields. Only 52 were produced in 1936, all built to order.

The Aerodynamic Coupe body style was the production version of the show car built for Chicago's 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair and represents a unique shape and size for Classic Era cars. It represented a major accomplishment for Harley Earl and his design team. This was a concept that went right to production. These cars were built to impress.

The interior of this example features gold finished hardware with windows edged in walnut. Cloth sun visors, shaped like abstract leaves, feature screw heads that imitate pearls.

This 36-90 Aero-Dynamic Coupe is one of only four produced in 1936. The $8,150 price tag made it one of the most expensive Cadillac's in 1936. The Series 90 models were fitted with Fleetwood coachwork and only 52 were produced on the 154-inch wheelbase. 24 of those were 7-passenger limousines. This Aero 5-passenger coupe is one of only 4 produced in 1936.

The Coupe was powered by the overhead-valve, 452-cubic-inch, V-16 engine producing 165 horsepower and 320 foot/pounds of torque.

Chassis#

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Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History

2017 1
2013 1
2012 1
2008 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$715,000$715,0001
2013$38,500$38,5001
2012$247,500$247,5001
2008$194,000$194,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Sedan by Fleetwood
Sold for $715,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
    
1936 Cadillac V-16 Seven-Passenger Limousine
Sold for $38,500
  2013 Auctions America - California
 
1936 Cadillac V-16 Town Sedan
Chassis#: 5110221
Sold for $247,500
  2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan
    
1936 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 51102222
Sold for $194,000
  2008 Bonhams - Vintage New England
    

No Sale

1936 Cadillac Series 90's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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