1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster
|Written by Sports Car Market|
|Saturday, 31 May 1997 16:00|
The Cadillac Automobile Company was founded in 1902 by Henry Leland who had a successful background in the manufacture of firearms and precision machine tools. His initial foray into the nascent motor industry was as the manufacturer of engines and gearbox parts for the successful Oldsmobile curved-dash runabout.
When he decided to make motor cars in his own right he named his company - appropriately, as it happened - after de la Mothe Cadillac, the Frenchman who founded the settlement which became Detroit.