1925 Cadillac V63 Tourer


National Motor Museum, Australia

National Motor Museum, Australia
Birdwood, Australia

Front and left hand side view. Motor car manufacturer, Cadillac, became famous in 1915 when it was the first American company to introduce a V8 engine in a production vehicle. Cadillac’s V-63 Phaeton was a luxury vehicle manufactured from 1924 to 1925; it was produced around the time that manufacturers realised that car appearance was an important factor for customers.
The V-63 Phaeton had a reputation for its mechanical reliability. It was an ideal service car and was used to carry passengers and parcels between Australia’s country towns. The V-63 featured an improved version of the V8 L-Head engine; its main innovation was a cross-plane crankshaft which improved balance and smoothness of drive. The V-63 was also the first Cadillac to have front wheel brakes.
Engine: V8 L-Head
Capacity: 5153 cc
Power: 31 hp
Weight: 1905 kg


  • Title: 1925 Cadillac V63 Tourer
  • Creator: Cadillac, Cadillac
  • Date Created: 1925-01-01/1925-12-31
  • Location: Birdwood, South Australia
  • Provenance: This vehicle was donated to the Museum by Neil Collins.
  • Rights: History Trust of South Australia, CC-0, photographer: Epsom Rd Studios

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