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First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 108th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

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    In homage to the 16-cylinder cars of 1930s, General Motors presented the glamorous rear-drive Cadillac Sixteen concept car. This luxurious four-door hardtop incorporated an all-glass roof, without B-pillars, and power-operated dual hood panels that were hinged about a center spine that ran the length of the expansive hood. Underneath that aluminum hood, resting in the sculpted engine bay, was the V-16. With a displacement of 13.6 liters, the power plant produced 1000 horses and 1000 lbs.-ft. of torque. Large wheel arches were designed to accommodate the 24-inch polished aluminum wheels. Premium materials filled the push interior, blending Tuscany leather, fine woods, precision-cut metals and crystal, plus a dashboard center-mounted Bvlgari clock.