Cadillac Models & History 1914

Same as 1913 except:

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1914 Cadillac Touring


  • Torpedo body no longer available.
  • Landaulet treatment on Coupe.
  • Five passenger “Inside drive Limousine” (actually a center door sedan) is a new style.
  • Hinged steering wheel and hinged driver’s seat cushion facilitate entrance and exit for front seat passengers at right side of car.
  • With smaller side lamps, bodies now have the appearance of enclosing the occupants and all the machinery.


  • Hinged steering wheel.
  • Speedometer drive located in left steering knuckle.

Drive line:

  • Rear axle changed to Timken two-speed.


  • Second ignition system for auxiliary use only.
  • One distributor, one set of spark plugs.
  • Fuel tank moved to rear of chassis.
  • Hand pump on dash to pressurize tank for starting, camshaft driven pump for running.
  • Power tire pump standard equipment.


There were no serial numbers for the 1914 Cadillac.

Engine numbers were stamped on top surface of crankcase–in front of and to the left of number one (front) cylinder.

Engine No.: 91005-99999: A-1 – A-5008.


Model Number Body Series Passengers Price
NA 4-dr. Touring 7 $2075
NA 4-dr. Touring 5 $1975
NA 4-dr. Phaeton 4 $1975
NA 2-dr. Roadster 2 $1975
NA 2-dr. Landaulet Coupe 3 $2500
NA 4-dr. Standard Limousine 7 $3250
NA 2-dr. Inside Drive Limousine 5 $2800


Description Vertical, in-line, L-head. Four cylinder. Individual cast iron cylinders, copper water jacket
Bore & Stroke 114.3mm x 146.1mm
Displacement 5.997 Liters
Brake Horsepower 40-50 N.A.C.C. H.P.: 32.4
Main bearings Five
Valve lifters Mechanical — push rod — roller cam followers
Carburetor Float feed; made by Cadillac to C. F. Johnson patents



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1914 Cadillac Touring

Standard Wheelbase 3048mm
Special Chassis Wheelbase 3404mm
Front/Rear Tread 1422mm; optional: 1549mm
Tires 36 x 4-1/2


Transmission Selective, sliding gear transmission
Speeds 3 Forward and one Reverse
Steering position Right hand drive, controls to right
Clutch Leather faced cone clutch
Drive Shaft drive
Axle Full floating rear axle
Differential two-speed bevel drive, bevel gear differential
Overall ratio 3.67:1 or 2.5:1
Brakes Mech. brakes on two wheels — service / foot / contracting — emerg./lever/expanding
Wheels Wood artillery wheels, 10 & 12 spoke, demountable rims
Wheel size 27 in.
Optional Final drive ratios 4.07 or 2.50:1


Seat covers $32.50 – 65.00
Handy lamp $2.00


1914 Cadillac Notes

  • Introduced July, 1913.
  • Innovations: Production two-speed rear axle.
  • Model year sales: 14,002.
  • Henry M. Leland was president and general manager
  • D. McCall White replaced Frank Johnson as chief engineer
  • Earl C. Howard was general sales manager
  • Cadillac introduces a high-speed V-8 engine in September of 1914 for the 1915 model year
  • The last four cylinder Cadillac for 67 years; and the final use by Cadillac of Alanson Brush design features.
  • A 1914 Cadillac Touring (engine number 92,524) was awarded the 1913 Dewar Trophy as a result of electrical and two-speed-axle performance during a 1000-mile test conducted in September/October 1913.

1914 Automotive Notes

  • Charles W. Nash was president of GM
  • Thomas Neal was chairman of the board at GM
  • Industry production increases to 548,139 cars and 24,900 trucks
  • The first transcontinental road, the Lincoln Highway, begins construction from San Francisco to New York
  • Dodge cars are built by the Dodge brothers Horace and John
  • Ford workers get a minimum wage of $5 per day
  • Ford offered $50 rebate to buyers of new Model T because it topped 300,000 units
  • Chevrolet drops the 6-cylinder in favor of the four
  • Rambler is now called Jeffery
  • The stop sign first appears on Detroit streets
  • Electric stop lights installed in Cleveland
  • Top model year production for 1914