1929 Cadillac Series 341-B V-8 Cabriolet

1929 Cadillac Series 341-B V-8 Transformable Town Cabriolet Coachwork by Fleetwood

Cadillac offered a V-8 model as early as 1915 and progressively refined the concept over the ensuing years. In 1928 the dimensions of the V-8 were altered for the first time in years, taking total displacement up to 341cu in and horsepower was rated at 90. The L-head design used a cast iron block with a copper/aluminum crankcase, three main bearings and mechanical valve lifters. Only minor changes were made to the 1929 Cadillac, including synchromesh on second and top gears and Duplex mechanical brakes (on all four wheels) with internal shoes. Another welcome innovation was the introduction of safety glass across the range. The adoption of underslung rear springs and an increased wheelbase enabled longer, lower-slung body lines, these new models marking the arrival of master stylist Harley Earl at General Motors.

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Production Start 1929
Country of origin USA