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TYPE 55

1917 Cadillac

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1917 Cadillac 55 Club Roadster

Type 55 is similar to the 1916 Type 53 except:


Bodies

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1917 Cadillac Roadster

Chassis

Drive Line

Engine

I.D. DATA

STYLE

Model Number Body Series Seating Price
NA 4-dr. Touring 7 $2250
NA 4-dr. Phaeton 4 $2240
NA 2-dr. Roadster 2/4 $2240
NA 2-dr. Club Roadster 4 $2240
NA 2-dr. Convertible Victoria 4 $2710
NA 2-dr. Coupe 4 $2960
NA 4-dr. Convertible Touring 7 $2835
2460 4-dr. Brougham 5/7 $3110
2450 4-dr. Limousine 7 $3760
2440 4-dr. Imperial 7 $3910
2620 4-dr. Landaulet 7 $3910
2470 - Touring Couplet - $-
NA   Ambulance   $3760
NA   Police Patrol   $3160
NA   Hearse   $4040

Note: Prices $160 less previous to 14 December 1916.
Note: Touring Couplet may be same as Convertible Victoria.

ENGINE

Description Ninety degree V-8 L-head. Heads not detachable. Cast iron blocks of four on Aluminum crankcase
Bore & Stroke 79.4mm x 130.2mm
Displacement 5.153 Liters
Compression ratio 4.25:1
S.A.E./N.A.C.C. Horsepower 31.25
Main bearings Three
Valve lifters Rockers with roller cam follower acting on mechanical lifters
Carburetor float feed with auxiliary air control; manufactured by Cadillac under C. F. Johnson patents
Torque (Compression) 180 lbs.-ft. @ 2000 R.P.M.

CHASSIS

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1917 Cadillac Touring

 Type 55Type 55 Limo, Land, ImpSpecial Chassis
Wheelbase 3175mm 3353mm 3683mm
Front/Rear Tread 1422mm 1422mm 1422mm
Tires 36 x 4-1/2 37 x 5 37 x 5

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission Selective, sliding gear transmission. Case in unit with engine
Speeds 3 Forward and one Reverse
Steering position Left drive, center control (Right hand drive optional)
Clutch Multiple disc, dry plate, 15 discs
Drive Shaft drive
Axle Spiral bevel, full floating rear axle
Overall ratio 4.44:1
Brakes Mechanical brakes on two wheels, one external, one internal
Wheels Wood artillery wheels, demountable rims (R-W or Houk wire wheels optional)
Wheel size 27 in.
Optional Final drive ratios 3.94:1, 5.07:1

HISTORICAL NOTES

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