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Similar to 1914 bodies except:


1915 Cadillac

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1915 Cadillac Roadster

  • Side lights are smaller.
  • Hood top panels blended smoothly into hood side panels.
  • The shape of the doors changed.
  • A three piece "Rain Vision" windshield was used on closed cars.
  • The roof line of closed cars was raised at the front.
  • The Cadillac "One-man" top with inside operating curtains which open with the doors was standard equipment.
  • The top was fastened to the windshield, eliminating straps.
  • The four passenger Phaeton was replaced by the two door Salon with passageway between individual front seats (right front seat revolves).
  • The"Inside drive Limousine" of 1914 was now designated "Five Passenger Sedan."
  • The Berline enclosed drive limousine was added.
  • The designation "Imperial" used with "Sedan" (or "Brougham," "Suburban," etc.) denoted a regular Sedan with a glass partition added between front and rear compartments.


1915 Cadillac

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1915 Cadillac Landaulet

  • First left drive Cadillac (right drive available as an option).
  • Tread 1422mm (1549mm optional wide tread still available).
  • Wheelbase 3099mm (3683mm chassis available without body).
  • Wood wheels with ten spokes in front, twelve spokes in rear.
  • Speedometer drive changed to right steering spindle.
  • Rear springs three-quarter platform, front springs half-elliptic, six inches longer than in 1914.
  • Ladder type frame changed to six inch deep "H" frame with three cross members.

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1915 Cadillac

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1915 Cadillac Landaulet

  • Multiple disc, dry plate clutch with 15 steel plates, 197mm dia. Alternate plates faced with wire mesh asbestos.
  • Selective sliding gear transmission.
  • Aluminum case in unit with engine.
  • Tubular drive shaft with two universal joints.
  • Torque arm.
  • Spiral bevel drive in full floating rear axle.


  • Ninety degree L-Head V-8, 79.4mm x 130.2mm, 4.567 Liter
  • Cast iron cylinders in two blocks of four located exactly opposite on Aluminum-Copper alloy crankcase.
  • Water jackets and combustion chambers integral.
  • Water circulation and temperature control is by an impeller type pump with thermostat for each block of cylinders.
  • Three 47.6mm diameter bearings on crankshaft with four throws all in one plane.
  • Fork and blade connecting rods.
  • Rod bearings available standard, .005 in. under, and .020 in. under.
  • Three rings, solid wall pistons and cylinder blocks available standard, first, and second oversize.
  • Single camshaft with eight cams.
  • Camshaft and generator shaft driven by silent chain.
  • Motor/generator/distributor at rear, two cylinder power tire pump at front, inside engine Vee.
  • Updraft carburetor, water-heated intake manifold, and log-type exhaust manifolds located inside Vee.
  • Dual exhaust system with no balance pipe.
  • Valves 39.7mm diameter, 7.9mm lift.
  • Exhaust valves flat, intake valves tulip shape.
  • Valves actuated by adjustable tappets which are activated by rocker arms with roller riding on cams.
  • Firing order is: 1L-2R-3L-1R-4L-3R-2L-4R, where R(right) and L(left) are as viewed from the rear, and each bank is numbered one through four from the front.
  • Valve chamber caps are stamped H, L, or LL for high or low compression ratios.
  • Engine has three-point suspension.
  • Ball and socket at front and solid at rear, forming an additional frame cross member.
  • Before Engine No. A-7710, oil relief valve is cast integral with starter gear housing.
  • Starting with Engine No. A-7710, oil relief valve is a separate unit mounted on angular face of crankcase.
  • The lubrication system is recirculating, pressure fed from a gear type oil pump.
  • The pump draws oil from the crankcase and forces it through a header pipe running inside the crankcase.
  • Leads run from this pipe to the main bearings and then through drilled holes in the crankshaft to the connecting rod bearings.
  • Pistons, cylinders, etc. are lubricated by oil thrown from the lower ends of the connecting rods.
  • Oil from the rear end of the header pipe runs to the pressure relief valve.
  • Overflow from this valve is gravity fed to the camshaft and chains, then drains back to the crankcase.


Serial numbers were not used.
Engine numbers stamped on the crankcase just back of the right hand bank of cylinders
and on a plate on the dash.
Starting: A-6000
Ending: A-19001.


1915 Cadillac

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1915 Cadillac

Model Number Body Style Passengers Price
NA 4-dr. Touring 7 $1975
NA 4-dr. Touring 5 $1975
NA 2-dr. Salon 5 $1975
NA 2-dr. Roadster 2/4 $1975
602 2-dr. Landaulet Coupe 3 $2500
601 4-dr. Sedan 5 $2800
583 4-dr. Limousine 7 $3450
NA 4-dr. Berline Limousine 7 $3600
715 4-dr. Imperial Sedan 5 $-

Note: Through 1919, Cadillac sometimes referred to Touring Cars and Roadsters as "Seven Passenger Car," "Five Passenger Car" or "Two Passenger Car." The designations "Touring" and "Roadster" are used here for clarity.


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
Brake Horsepower 70 @ 2400 R.P.M. (60+ advertised)
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.


  Type 51 Special Chassis
Wheelbase 3099mm 3683mm
Front/Rear Tread 1422mm; optional: 1549mm
Tires 36 x 4-1/2


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 (wire wheels optional)
Wheel size 27 in.
Optional Final drive ratios 3.94:1, 5.07:1


Seat covers $35.00 - 65.00
Handy lamp $2.00


1915 Cadillac Notes

  • Introduced September, 1914.
  • Innovations: High speed V-8 engine.
  • Cadillac's new engine is the first successful V-8 built in America. It initially developed 60 horsepower and lasts into 1927
  • Cadillac features tilt-beam headlights
  • Model year sales: 13002.
  • Model year production: 20,404.
  • Henry M. Leland was president and general manager
  • D. McCall White was chief engineer
  • Earl C. Howard was general sales manager