Founded in 1902, Cadillac is one of the oldest of all surviving American automobile brands. By 1909, when they were acquired by General Motors, Cadillac had already established itself as a leader of innovation and luxury. Many features that we take for granted on today’s cars can be traced back to Cadillac – the first electric starter, the first electric lamps, the first synchromesh transmission, the first dual-plane crankshaft V8 and even the first V16 engine. Cadillacs were renowned for their exceptional build quality and elegant style, and Cadillac designers and engineers strove to live up to their slogan: “The Standard of the World”.
The 355 series was an 8-cylinder model manufactured between 1931 and 1935. It was available in variety of standard body styles that ranged from a formal limousine to a sporting 2 door convertible coupe. Cadillac had previously had a naming system where the model name coincided with the engine size, but for some reason that changed in 1931 and the 355 carried over the Series 353’s 5.8 liter, 353 cubic inch V8 L-head engine. Output was a stout 95 horsepower, plenty enough to give the big Cadillac very respectable performance for its day and earn Cadi
left-hand-drive 1931 cadillac 355 a convertible coupe black 2-door leather restored v8
Aug 10, 2015