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1932 Cadillac Series 452-B Sixteen Specifications

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These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Shaft Drive - Torque Tube
Production Years for Series : 1930 - 1937
Coach Work : Fleetwood, Fisher
Price : $4,495-$5,945
Weight : 5065 lbs | 2297.445 kg
Introduced At : 1930 Detroit Opera House

Performance

Top Speed : 145 km/h | 90.118 mph

Power

V 16 45-degree
Displacement : 7407 cc | 452.0 cu in. | 7.4 L.
Power : 165 HP (121.44 KW) @ 3400 RPM
Bore : 3.0 in | 76 mm.
Stroke : 4.0 in | 102 mm.
Compression : 5.36:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 32 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
2 WCFB 4-barrel 2631SCarter
Transmission:
3 Manual Selective Synchromesh

Production Figures

Total Cadillac Production for 1932 : 4,740
Series 452/90 Production (1930-1937) : 3,886
Total 1932 Series 452-B Sixteen production : 300
1932 Cadillac Series 452-B Sixteen
All-Weather Phaeton 4 dr. 5 P (by Fisher) : 13
Special Imperial Limousine 4 dr. 7 P (by Fleetwood) : 49

Dimensions

Roadster
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 143.0 in | 3632 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Imperial Limousine
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Weight : 6200 lbs | 2812.273 kg
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Fleetwood Madame X Sedan
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Weight : 6200 lbs | 2812.273 kg
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Fisher Standard Phaeton
Coach Work : Fisher
Price : $4,695
Weight : 5400 lbs | 2449.399 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

All-Weather Phaeton
Coach Work : Fisher
Price : $5,195
Weight : 5525 lbs | 2506.098 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Coupe
Coach Work : Fisher
Price : $4,495
Weight : 5530 lbs | 2508.366 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 143.0 in | 3632 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Convertible Coupe
Coach Work : Fisher
Price : $4,645
Weight : 5505 lbs | 2497.026 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 143.0 in | 3632 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Standard Sedan
Coach Work : Fisher
Price : $4,595
Weight : 5625 lbs | 2551.457 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 143.0 in | 3632 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Phaeton
Coach Work : Fisher
Price : $4,795
Weight : 5450 lbs | 2472.078 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Sport Phaeton
Coach Work : Fisher
Price : $4,945
Weight : 5500 lbs | 2494.758 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Town Sedan
Coach Work : Fisher
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Sedan
Coach Work : Fisher
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

7-Passenger Sedan
Coach Work : Fisher
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Imperial Sedan
Coach Work : Fisher
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

5-Passenger Coupe
Coach Work : Fisher
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Sedan
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Price : $5,095
Weight : 5735 lbs | 2601.352 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

7-Passenger Sedan
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Price : $5,245
Weight : 5865 lbs | 2660.319 kg
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Limousine
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Price : $5,445
Weight : 5905 lbs | 2678.463 kg
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Town Coupe
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Price : $5,095
Weight : 5605 lbs | 2542.385 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Town Cabriolet
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Price : $5,795
Weight : 5775 lbs | 2619.496 kg
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Limousine Brougham
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Price : $5,945
Weight : 5935 lbs | 2692.071 kg
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Town Cabriolet
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Price : $5,945
Weight : 5935 lbs | 2692.071 kg
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Collapsible Town Cabriolet
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Transformable Town Cabriolet
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Transformable Town Cabriolet
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Collapsible Tourer Town Cabriolet
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Transformable Cabriolet
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Imperial
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Imperial Cabriolet
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Sedan Cabriolet
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Sedan
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Sedan
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Imperial Sedan
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Collapsible Imperial Sedan
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Collapsible Imperial
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Transformible Town Brougham
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Collapsible Limousine
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Limousine Cabriolet
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Imperial Sedan
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Convertible Coupe
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 149.0 in | 3785 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

8-Passenger Special Imperial
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 8
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 165.0 in | 4191 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Sedan
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Price : $5,095
Weight : 5735 lbs | 2601.352 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 143.0 in | 3632 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Special Special Sedan
Coach Work : Fleetwood
Seating Capacity : 5
Exterior
Length : 222.0 in | 5639 mm.
Wheelbase : 143.0 in | 3632 mm.
Front Track : 59.9 in | 1521 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Live axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs

Steering
Worm and Sector

Brakes
Front Brake Size : 16.0 in | 406 mm.
Rear Brake Size : 16.0 in | 406 mm.

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 7.50x18
Wheels : 18in. Wire Wheels

1932 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $610
Avg. Household Income : $1,650
Avg. Home : $6,510
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.10

The 1932 Cadillac Series 452-B Sixteen measures 222.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 143.00 inches.