1915 Cadillac Type 51

From its earliest days, Cadillac established itself as a leader in innovation and design. In 1905 and 1912, Cadillac was honored over all other cars in the world for design breakthroughs such as the first electric self-starter and the application of precision interchangeable parts. Cadillac’s breakthrough news in 1915 was the introduction of the world’s first mass-produced V8. As a sales brochure of the time described it, this Cadillac “speeds along under the almost magic influence of this new power-principle”. Industry observers called it the “ultimate in motor car engines”.

ENGINE: 314 CID V8, 70 horsepower

BASE PRICE: $1,975