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Old 05-23-2012, 02:03 PM
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Well Cadillac of Detroit MI. started using V8 engines in 1915 and has continued using them ever since. The first vehicle was a Model 51 Cadillac. However Cadillac didn't build the car. They supplied the engine and chassis and C.P. Kimball & Co. of Chicago actually built the automobile.
If in fact this is the right answer, Cadillac did not offer a v8 in every mogel, remember the Cimarron? Cadillac wishes they didn't!
Sorry guys, I had to go get my foot up yesterday, and today I had to go to the Doctor. Seems the doc has taking my right little toe off on his bucket list, so we do that next week.

Now to the answer No it is not a Cadillac. This company made very few cars every year, seldom did they make over 400. The price of them was between $5000.00 and $7000. Making it one of the highest price cars in the country.

This was a large side-valve unit of 7.2 litres and 90 bhp.

This is about all the clues I can give, without giving it away.

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I hope this doesn't kill the thread again. I know Brian is a gamer and it seems Boothboy is, so here goes.

Among the unostentations expensive cars made in small numbers in America, this car was unusual in using a V-8 in every Model from 1915 onward.

What was the name of the car, and where in the US was it made.

Bob
These were V8 and not just "eight cylinder", right? These questions are doozies!
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These were V8 and not just "eight cylinder", right? These questions are doozies!
Yes sir they were V-8's, used from 1915 on. They were made until 1931.

Another clue this should give it away.

They were the largest carriage builder in the U.S. before they changed to cars.

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Yes sir they were V-8's, used from 1915 on. They were made until 1931.

Another clue this should give it away.

They were the largest carriage builder in the U.S. before they changed to cars.

Bob
Not knowing squat I am going to guess LaSalle.
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Might it be the Peerless Motor Car of Cleveland Ohio?
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....remember the Cimarron?
They still make it...they just call it a CTS (Cimarron Touring Sedan) now.

But seriously....
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Among the unostentations expensive cars made in small numbers in America, this car was unusual in using a V-8 in every Model from 1915 onward.

What was the name of the car, and where in the US was it made.
Cunningham. Built in Rochester, New York.
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Hey you guys forget my brain is only three years old, I have learned a lot in that period of time but I can't keep up with all of you!

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Back when they were making the Cimarron I'd ask "You know the difference between the Cadillac Cimarron and the Chevrolet Caviler?


The Cimarron has felt on the plastic interior trim. (rim shot).





I have a soft spot in my heart for this blue 88' Caviler, I met my wonderful wife the day she drove one just like it into my shop June 26th 1988 for an est. I remember watching her walk away in her biking pants and saying out loud, "I have to get to know her better". Been married 20 years and I love her more today than ever.

The Cunningham, I don't ever remember hearing about this car. Hmmmm Cool.

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They still make it...they just call it a CTS (Cimarron Touring Sedan) now.

But seriously....

Cunningham. Built in Rochester, New York.
Joe you just won the big prize. Was it the biggest carriage maker that gave it away? I suppose if I would have said they were big into Funeral cars and carriages that would have give it away also.

Brian I still have a few more up my sleeve.

your floor Joe.

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Bob, the Cunningham Motor Car Co. did not produce a V-8 until late 1916 where as the Peerless Motor Company did produce a V-8 in 1915 as well as Cadillac. Marmon produced a air cooled V-8 in 1908.
Both Peerless and Cunningham were high end cars built to order with the Peerless producing a larger number.
Both Cunningham and Peerless folded in 1931, something to do with a recession

http://www.peerlessmotorcar.com/cont...an-automobiles

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/c/cunn...cunningham.htm

Joe G you got the floor!
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Bob, the Cunningham Motor Car Co. did not produce a V-8 until late 1916 where as the Peerless Motor Company did produce a V-8 in 1915 as well as Cadillac. Marmon produced a air cooled V-8 in 1908.
Both Peerless and Cunningham were high end cars built to order with the Peerless producing a larger number.
Both Cunningham and Peerless folded in 1931, something to do with a recession

http://www.peerlessmotorcar.com/cont...an-automobiles

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/c/cunn...cunningham.htm

Joe G you got the floor!
I had seen that Cunningham built a V-8 in 1916, but Where I got the question said 1915, so I used that and didn't change it. If some one found it on the internet 1916 would have been there, I would have taken either. I don't get my questions from the computer, I might double check them, but all mine come from a set of books, and I'm only half way through the first one.

Also Cunningham was a coach builder and made bodies for other cars including Peerless, Caddy, and others. They made just about every thing for their own cars, from the frame up.

They did not have a network of dealers like the others were doing, so if you broke down some where they would send some one from the factory to fix it.
Besides the guys at the factory did not want someone else to work on the cars they built.

All the Cunningham cars were made to order to a point. they made just over 400 cars a year, and half of them went to the Funeral business.

That V-8 they made was 442 C.I. put 90 BHP.

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I have a soft spot in my heart for this blue 88' Caviler, I met my wonderful wife the day she drove one just like it into my shop June 26th 1988 for an est. I remember watching her walk away in her biking pants and saying out loud, "I have to get to know her better". Been married 20 years and I love her more today than ever.
Brian

LOL, and this is one of the reasons I love her so much. She saw photo of the Caviler and read what I wrote. She corrected me that it wasn't on the 26th, it was the 27th of June. And she did this with a smile knowing I am a few fries short of a happy meal and she still loves me.

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I give up Bob, but you might want to look at this site.

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/c/cunn...cunningham.htm

This is one of the most comprehensive piece Cunningham history I have seen. Absolutely wonderful! Not only did the Cunningham Co. build automobiles including hearses, they built trucks, ambulances airplanes, armored vehicles, military tanks, half-track trucks, V8 powered windlesses used to raise and lower military airships and much more. In 1920 alone (their biggest production year) they produced 600 passenger cars, 75 hearses, 36 ambulances and 25 caskets carriers.The company was founded in 1838 and remained under family control until 1968. I guess they did all right.
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Joe G you got the floor!
Thanks...Sorry for the delay.

Next question:

What post-war U.S. Automaker built cars with engine blocks made of sheet metal?
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Thanks...Sorry for the delay.

Next question:

What post-war U.S. Automaker built cars with engine blocks made of sheet metal?

Crosley?

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