1930 Cadillac Chassis
This 1930 Cadillac V-8 show chassis was produced by general Motors to be used at the 1930 National Automobile Shows. The chassis features a nickel plated driveline. The eight-cylinder line for 1930 was a continuation of the models introduced in 1928 on the new larger chassis. After making the rounds of the auto shows, this show piece was donated to a technical high school in Los Angeles. Eventually, it ended up in the Harrah collection in Reno, Nevada. The big news in the Cadillac line for 1930 was the introduction of the V-16 models which put Cadillac in the forefront of American luxury cars. The chassis for the V-16 line was derived from this chassis with the main difference being a five-point mounting system for the engine in the V-16. The wheelbase measures 140 inches. The prices ranged from $3,295 to $5,945.