1906 Cadillac Model K

The Cadillac Automobile Company was organized by Henry M. Leland in 1902. By 1905 the company was producing one car every 10 minutes. Work days were 10 hours long. A year later Cadillac set a new record, selling more cars than they had ever produced. Their one-cylinder cars were known for their reliability, durability, and quality. A successful advertising campaign also helped fuel sales.

The 1905 Cadillac models had a dummy hood over the front axle, with a vertical radiator at the front. This styling feature was in response to under-seat engines becoming passé. The Model K and Model M for 1906 were single-cylinder models, which had different wheelbases. The Model M was two inches longer. For 1907 a factory-installed Victoria top was offered and the front fender contour was flattened. Because of the shape of the seat, the Cadillac Victoria Runabout is often called 'Tulip.'

The 1906 Model K had a 98.2 cubic-inch horizontal, one-cylinder engine that produced ten horsepower. Dunlop tires came standard, as did the twelve-spoke artillery-style wooden wheels.

In 1908, three Cadillac Model K models triumphed in the Dewar competition in England, being disassembled, their parts scrambled, reassembled, and easily started. This tremendous accomplishment earned Henry Leland and Cadillac the Dewar Trophy and led to the slogan 'The Standard of the World.'


by Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2020

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The four-cylinder Model D was introduced in 1905 which brought significant improvements in power and performance to the Cadillac line of vehicles. Regardless, the single-cylinder models remained in production, and popularity, through 1908. The single-cylinder engines were durable and adequate, proven by their popularity and in endurance runs. Three Model K Cadillacs competed in the Dewar competition....
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1906 Vehicle Profiles

1906 Cadillac Model K vehicle information

Victoria Runabout

Chassis Num: 7327

This 1906 Cadillac Model K 4-Passenger Touring was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars sale at Hershey, PA presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $15,000 - $20,000 and offered without reserve. Bidding surpassed the estimates ....[continue reading]

1906 Cadillac Model K vehicle information

Victoria Runabout

Chassis Num: 8171

The Model K was powered by a 98.2 cubic-inch horizontal single-cylinder engine delivering 10 horsepower. They had a two-speed planetary transmission and dual differential-mounted brakes. The prior year, in 1905, Cadillac introduced a four-cylinder mo....[continue reading]

1906 Cadillac Model K vehicle information

Victoria Runabout

Chassis Num: 8647

By the mid-1900s, under-seat engines were losing their styling appeal, so Cadillac disguised the fact by mounting a dummy hood over the front axle, with vertical radiator at the front, on Model C, E and F. These models were replaced for 1906 by Model....[continue reading]

1906 Cadillac Model K vehicle information

Victoria Runabout

Engine Num: 20076

For Cadillac's 4th year of production, they introduced the unique Model K Runabout alongside the Model M Touring car. The Model K had the short wheelbase while the Model K was the long wheelbase version. The Model M sold for $950 and the Model K was ....[continue reading]

1906 Cadillac Model K vehicle information

Victoria Runabout

Engine Num: 20642

This Cadillac Model K Victoria Runabout was completed on June 2nd of 1906 and shipped to Foss Hughes Motor Car Company, the Philadelphia dealer. By the 1980s it was a part of the Harrah Collection at Reno and it does not seem to have been part of the....[continue reading]

Victoria Runabout
Chassis #: 7327 
Victoria Runabout
Chassis #: 8171 
Victoria Runabout
Chassis #: 8647 
Victoria Runabout
 
Victoria Runabout
 


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1906 Model K
$755-$12,250
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Model Year Production

#1#2#3Cadillac
1911Ford (69,762)Overland (18,745)Maxwell (16,000)10,019
1910Ford (32,053)Buick (30,525)Overland (15,598)8,008
1909Ford (17,771)Buick (14,606)Maxwell (9,460)5,903
1908Ford (10,202)Buick (8,820)Studebaker (8,132)2,377
1907Ford (14,887)Buick (4,641)Maxwell (3,785)1,030
1906Ford (8,729)Cadillac (3,650)Rambler (2,765)3,650
1905Oldsmobile (6,500)Cadillac (4,029)Rambler (3,807)4,029
1904Oldsmobile (5,508)Rambler (2,342)Cadillac (2,319)2,319
1903Oldsmobile (3,924)Cadillac (2,497)Locomobile (1,897)2,497
1902Locomobile (2,750)Oldsmobile (2,500)Columbia (1,583)
1901Locomobile (1,561)Columbia (1,427)Winton (686)

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