Dec 29, 2014

V - 16 automobile emblems

To my knowledge 7 car manufacturers produced an automobile with a V 16 engine.
The first of all  was MASERATI in 1929 with their Tipo V4, used for racing only.

CADILLAC followed with a luxury limousine in 1930 powered by a V - 16 engine.
Then MARMON offered one year later an aluminium V 16 engine.

CADILLAC  built  3,700  cars only, even less were built by MARMON (400 cars), so you can say there was no commercial succes at all.


There was also one prototype made by PEERLESS, two cars made by ALFA ROMEO and one AUTO UNION racing car. None of these three had an own emblem referring to the V-16 engine.



this emblem was on the bar between the headlamps

Dimensions13 cm x 8.2 cm
Year1930 - 1933
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Dimensions6.3 cm x 6.8 cm
Year1931 - 1933
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In 1988 the CIZETA - MORODER made in Italy was produced by Claudio Zampolli and Giorgio Moroder using a V-16 engine. Only  few cars were produced.
The name CIZETA is a phonetic play of words: if you pronounce the first letter of Claudio and of Zampolli it becomes Ci Zeta in the Italian language.

 modern radiator emblem made of enamel (!) 

Dimensions9.6 cm 
Year1988 - 1991
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No, there was no V-16 engine made by STUTZ. But there was a V 16 emblem, referring to the fact of using 16 valves (SV 16  =  single valve sixteen)




No, there was no V 32 - cylinder engine. This time STUTZ referred to the fact of using 4 valves per cylinder, so 32 valves in a 8-cylinder engine.




For more beautiful car emblems see top right (list of car makers).

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