Today’s feature image is an interesting view of a 1930 Cadillac V-16 with custom or semi-custom coachwork wearing Pennsylvania license plate IR16. No information is with the photograph and a google search for the picture online resulted in not learning more about it.
Using the clues available in the shot it is possible that a successful Cadillac agency located in one of Pennsylvania’s larger cities was offering this V-16 sedan from stock and also sponsored the baseball team. Another Cadillac is visible in the image on the far-right above a team member’s shoulder.
It is also feasible that the coachwork was constructed by the Fleetwood Body Company that was located in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania until 1929. The Coachbuilder became a part of General Motors when the Fisher Body Corporation, a part of GM since 1916 purchased it in 1925. Fleetwood was moved by Fischer to a new plant in Detroit in 1929 where the coachwork on this V-16 may have been built?
Share with us what you find of interest in this image, or if you can identify the coachbuilder that fabricated the body work on this Cadillac V-16 chassis. The photograph is courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia.