in this video you'll get a closer look at the cadillac v12 series 370. an overview its origin price range and more so stay tuned what's going on this is the classics dude again the cadillac v12 series 370 is an automobile produced by cadillac from its model year of 1931 through 1935. they were all fitted with custom bodies and the car was assembled in relatively limited numbers the v12 was basically an abridged version of the v16 with a bore of 3.125 instead of 3 while maintaining the v16 four stroke giving it a 368 cubic inch displacement in october 1930 the 1931 370 av12 model was launched compared to the v16 148 inch 3750 millimeters the cadillac v12 had a shorter wheelbase with a choice of 140 inches 3556 millimeters or 143 inches 3632 millimeters but it provided a comparable choice of fissure and fleetwood semi-custom bodies at this time it was very difficult to differentiate a cadillac v16 from a cadillac v12 unless you move closer to it to read the 12 sign placed on the headlight tie bar though the hood was shorter by 4 inches and the headlights and horns were smaller than those of a v16 one major difference can be traced to the price as the v12 had an opening price of seven hundred and ninety five dollars which was two thousand dollars less than the v-16 the cadillac v12 may have been lower in popularity than the cadillac v16 but it quickly outsold the cadillac v16 with 5733 in its 1931 debut year because of its lower price compared to a meager 363 for the v16 1932 model the 1932 series featured a radiator shell flaring at the top more flaring fenders and curved running boards a tougher frame and a kuno self-cleaning oil filter mounted on the right-hand side of the clutch housing were added mechanical modifications and in place of the cadillac johnson carburetors that had been the basic equipment on cadillac's for 20 years dual detroit carburetors were used 1933 model the 1933 series 370c's design improvements included a v-shaped grill that blended into the painted radiator shell a radiator cap concealed under the hood and skirts for a more streamlined look on the front and rear fenders a new standard characteristic was the fisher no draft independently operated vent windows though sales fell further to 953 vehicles 1934 and 1935 models the 1934 series 370d was redesigned once again but was built on a completely new chassis this time around with a central bar and five horizontal parts the radiator grille slanted backwards the windshield sloped much further back and the headlights were enclosed in new teardrop housings mounted on sleek supports the horns were connected to the radiator cap under the hood and the spare tires were hidden under the new hood dual x frame chassis construction knee action front coil spring suspension that dramatically reduced unspring weight and hodgkin's steering were important mechanical developments of the 1934 series the 1935 series 370e saw fisher-bodied cars with the addition of the fischer turret top and an improvement in horsepower to 150 sales totaled only 1098 over the two years combined in the five model years that the car was made a total of 9524 vehicles were manufactured with a majority being built in its debut year a quite successful period for cadillac's first standard production v12 powered car the cadillac v12 series 370 are highly sought after today and prices range from forty thousand dollars to as high as four hundred thousand dollars depending on the condition of the vehicle and the model but that's all folks if you have enjoyed this video it'll be greatly appreciated if you smash the like button stay tuned for another classic car video

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