• 17 rare original factory heliographic BLUEPRINTS of Bertone technical master drawings. Read More
  • ALFA ROMEO TIPO 33 STRADALE blueprints (set of 4). Read More
  • Fine collectible automotive memorabilia like factory drawings, prints, posters, books, brochures, artworks and rare parts. Read More
  • Lamborghini Countach LP500 Prototype 1:5 scale model by Bertone. Read More
  • FOR SALE: collection of four extremely rare pre-war original SCUDERIA FERRARI factory letters to ALFA ROMEO MILANO. Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


Van den Plas Cadillac V8 & V16 Landaulet
Van den Plas Cadillac V8 & V16 Landaulet
5.5/10 rating (2 votes)
No video selected.


Most Cadillacs V8 and V16 were bodied by Cadillac's 'house' coachbuilder Fleedwood, but the examples in this gallery received a special Landaulet body by Van den Plas.

Van den Plas built a number of bodies on various Cadillac chassis including this beautiful "enclosed-drive landaulet". This type of body was built on a V8 model as well as a V16 chassis. This 7-seater Landaulet featured a large sun visor, side mounted spares and a fixed, roof-mounted luggage rack and a rather bulky folding top over the rear seat passengers. Front doors were hinged at the A-posts and the rear doors at the C-pillar.

The red Cadillac V16 in this gallery currently resides in the Louwman collection in The Netherlands. 


Item views


Search encyclopedia on keyword

See the Coachbuilders Encyclopedia for the continuously expanding overview of designers, coachbuilders and their numerous creations from past to present.


Join our Coachbuilders Forum for additional coachbuilders related info, details, provenance, images and questions.

FORUM Search



  • 1


I am not a natural flatterer, I like to think that I "tell it like it is", politely I hope. So when I tell you that I am very impressed by the contents of your website, it is just not English politeness. I of course love the subject matter but you deal with it in an energetic and respectful manner. I am overwhelmed by the research that has gone into compiling the list of coachbuilders/bodybuilders for Europe and North America. I have never heard of the vast majority of them. Congratulations on an excellent website.
- N. Maltby of Car Scene International

We use Coachbuild.com almost daily as our main reference source!
- Schloss Dyck Classic Days

We use Coachbuild.com all the time for references!
- Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

We are very impressed by your website!
- Bicester Heritage UK

VintageAutoPosters West Coast Motors - Harley-Davidson Specials