Cadillac Model B
1904 to 1905
Body versions :
Gasoline 1.6 liters
The Cadillac Model B was the second model of the US automaker Cadillac .
Presented at the second, beginning in 1904 and until 1905 built Cadillac it was a constructive modified Model A . In place of the rounded front end panel, a box-shaped structure and the bent frame of the predecessor gave way to a Pressstahl box frame.
Like the predecessor, the Model B was powered by a single-cylinder engine from Leland & Faulconer (type "Little Hercules") lying under the left-hand front seat, which transferred its power to the rear wheels via a two-speed planetary gearbox.
The Model B was available in four different variants: as a two-seater runabout, as a four-seater with additional attachment at the rear (entry from the rear), called Tonneau, as a deluxe two-seater and four-seated Surrey with side access to the rear seats.
In 1905, the specified power of the single cylinder increased from 8.25 to 9 hp and, on request, the car was supplied with a wider track (154.9 instead of 138.3 cm).
In 1904 Cadillac produced a total of 2319, the following year 4029 vehicles of all series. Derivatives of Model B
The single-cylinder production was at Cadillac with the year 1908; from 1909, the brand turned to the luxury car market with the model Thirty .
On the Model B based in the years 1905 to 1908 some other Cadillac models with single-cylinder engine . These were in detail the models:
Cadillac model E runabout (1905)
- Model C (Spring / Summer 1905): a Model B with the larger "bonnet" and the radiator of the Cadillac Model F;
- Model E (1905): two-seat open runabout with larger bonnet, with side air vents;
- Model F (1905): as Model E, but wheelbase extended by 5 cm, available as deluxe two-seater or four-seater touring car with non-removable tonneau construction and side doors;
- Model K (1906/07): slightly modified chassis, called new body ("Victoria"), available as two-seat Victoria Runabout;
- Model M (1906-1908): as Model K, wheelbase extended by 5 cm, offered as a four-seat Victoria touring car or two-seater delivery model (1907 as a closed two-seat Victoria Coupe, 1908 only as a delivery);
- Model S (1908): wheelbase extended to 208.3 cm, available with two different open runabout superstructures, side treadboards instead of single treads, on request with rear single seat or emergency seat;
- Model T (1908): like Model S, but carodised as an open four-seater touring car or as a closed Victoria Coupé..
Model years: 1905 to 1906
Displacement : 1609 1.6 liters
Power: 6-9 hp
Wheelbase (cm) :193
Length (cm): 284.5
Empty weight kg: 589-691