*** THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD *** Please contact us if you were interested in this car. Our inventory is constantly changing and we will have similar examples of this model becoming available soon. ----------------------------- Cadillac Fleetwood 1961 restored in very good condition 1961 Cadillac Fleetwood. The interior and body are both in a very good restored condition. The 6384 cc (390CU) V8 engine with a Rochester Four Barrel carburator and 325 hp runs very good. The car has a.o. power steering, power brakes, electric windows, electric seat adjuster etc. All this makes it a beautiful car to see and a wonderful cruiser to drive. Car has Romanian title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.
*** THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD *** Please contact us if you were interested in this car. Our inventory is constantly changing and we will have similar examples of this model becoming available soon. ----------------------------- Cadillac Series 62 cabriolet 1960 projectcar, lots of new parts A real american icon, this1960 Cadillac series 62 convertible, a good projectcar. The car is from Ontario, Canada and has canadien title ’60 CADY’. There are a lot of new parts with this car such as new windows, rubbers, carpet etc. The car pas the powerful 6384 CC V8 330 HP engine and automatic gearbox. So a really beautiful American classis car with a lot of potential. Car has Canadian title and document import duties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.
SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special 1959, good technics, mediocre paint 1959 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special, the most popular model, recognizable by the extra big wings and the double ‘Bullet’ taillights. The paint is poor, the interior and chrome are in a beautiful and good condition. The car has the 6391 CC (390CUI) V8 engine with 329 HP and automatic gearbox. The gearbox was revised in 2008. From 2008 till now, several parts were revised f.e. drive shaft, steering gear etc. Technics in very good condition. Back then, the Sixty Special was the most luxurious model of the Fleetwoods. The car has electric windows, power steering en extra chromeparts on te sides. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.
SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Cadillac DeVille Convertible 1964 in magnificent condition This Cadillac DeVille cabriolet is in magnificent condition. Recently the car is provided with new paint, leather interior and softtop. The combination of red interior and white paint, makes the car marvelous to see and brings you right back to the sixties. The fabulous sound of the engine (7030CC !) and the automatic gearbox make it a pleasure to drive this car. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.
Type: Used Year: 2007 Make: CADILLAC Model: CTS Trim: Base Body: Sedan Trans: Manual Mileage: 36000 Engine Size: 3564 Ext Color: Grey
Guards Red Tan Pasha Seats 3.0 Litre Flat Six Air Cooled Engine (204 bhp) Electric Sunroof 15" Fuchs Wheels Electric Windows Electric Mirrors Headlamp Wash System Rear Window Wiper 69,879 miles 1982 (X) Porsche 911 SC for sale This beautiful 911 SC ('Super Carrera') Coupe has the 5-speed 915 manual gearbox and is presented in Guards Red with Tan Pasha seats. The aluminium 3.0 litre flat six air cooled engine features Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and develops 204 bhp. It features an electric sunroof, 15" Fuchs wheels, electric windows & mirrors, a rear window wiper and headlamp wash system. It has driven 69,879 miles from new in 1982. Enquire Remember... Every Porsche supplied by Paragon is fully inspected by our qualified technicians, and includes a full service, a new MOT and our comprehensive 12 months/12,000 miles parts and labour warranty. Print Finance Options Our Warranty Our Comprehensive Warranty Our years of experience and the meticulous care we take sourcing and preparing our Porsche for sale allows us to include our comprehensive 12 month / 12,000 mile full parts & labour warranty with each car we sell. Our company is built on customer satisfaction - learn how we go t
The Series 60 was Cadillac's mid-priced entry in the luxury vehicle market when it appeared in 1936. The Series 60 was the brainchild of new Cadillac manager, Nicholas Dreystadt. Debuting in 1936, it filled a gaping price gap between the LaSalles and series 70 models. Initially it rode on a 121.0 in (3,073 mm) wheelbase and shared the B Body with with cars from LaSalle, Buick and Oldsmobile. The exterior featured a new Harley Earl-designed look with a tall, slender grille and split vee-shaped windshield. This body used Fisher Body's new Turret Top one-piece roof and Bendix dual-servo brakes. "Knee-action" independent suspension, first introduced by Cadillac in 1934, was a welcome novelty for the mid-price market at the time. Under the hood was the new (less expensive) Monobloc V8 5.3 l (322 cu in) engine produced 125 hp (93 kW), just 10 less than that in the larger Cadillacs. The Series 60 immediately became the company's best-selling model, making up half of all Cadillacs sold the first year. The next year, displacement on all Monobloc Cadillacs was 346 cu in (5.7 L). This new engine produced 135 hp (101 kW), more than all V8 Cadillacs of just a few years earlier. For 1938, the Ha
For most of Cadillac’s early history, The Standard of the World was more than simply a marketing slogan used to sell cars. From its earliest days, the company went to great lengths to live up to that claim by building exceptional quality, highly innovative motorcars. In the 1930s, Cadillac’s entry-level LaSalle as well as standard Cadillac V8 models were selling well, with much-needed cash being added to the coffers. Cadillac decided to throw their hat into the ring among manufacturers around the world who were engaging in a “multi-cylinder” engine war. In 1930 Cadillac shocked the motoring world with introduction of both a V12 and an unprecedented V16 engine. The introduction of these two marvelous engines put manufacturers such Hispano-Suiza, Lagonda, Rolls-Royce and chief cross-town rivals at Packard square in Cadillac’s sights. Both engines were designed simultaneously by Cadillac engineer Owen Nacker, and they shared the same basic layout as well as many common components. The V12’s output was a healthy 135 horsepower, while the V16 put out a full 175 horsepower – a headline grabbing figure for its day. The Model 370 V12 did have its advantages over the V16, being lighter it therefore offered better handling and drivability. The twelve was also significantly cheaper than its sixteen cylinder sibling – starting at $3,795 or about $2,000 less than the ultra-exclusive V16 – the difference almost covering the cost of a new LaSalle! Various custom and semi-custom bodies were available, with the standard cars being among the first projects for GM by the great Harley Earl. Cadillac struck a near perfect balance with the 370A; while the V16 provided the headlines and the ultimate in exclusivity, the V12 Model 370A cost less but was nearly as luxurious, offering nearly the same performance and elegant style. As a result, 5,733 V12 Cadillacs were sold in the 1931 model year, pushing Cadillac closer to achieving their bold claim of becoming The Standard of the World. Wearing highly desirable Convertible Coupe coachwork by Fleetwood atop a 140” wheelbase chassis, this 1931 Cadillac 370A V12 has been treated to a no-expense-spared restoration with absolutely stunning results. It is finished in a gorgeous period-correct color combination of a green main body accented with black body lines and black fenders. The crisp, stylish looks are punctuated with green wheels fitted with polished stainless steel spokes wrapped in proper whitewall tires. Completed within the last five years, the concours-quality restoration is exemplary and remains very fresh both inside and out. Of course, the paintwork is beautiful with fine detailing and beautiful finishes and the extensive exterior brightwork has likewise been restored to a high standard and precisely fitted to the body. Sporty and stylish, the Fleetwood Convertible Coupe body is equipped with a rumble seat, signature stainless radiator stone guard, goddess radiator mascot, dual sidemount spares, and a luggage rack. Included with the sale is a copy of the original build sheet. The beautiful two seat cabin is trimmed in tan leather with properly detailed tan door cards and carpets. Signature 370A trim includes the distinctive engine-turned alloy fascia with wood inserts and wood door caps. As with the exterior, the interior is restored to a high standard and impeccably detailed. Original instruments and switchgear all function as they should and the leather seats still appear very fresh, showing very little use since completion. Occasional passengers are relegated to the rumble seat, which is trimmed in the same beautiful tan leather as the cabin. When compared with the roadster, the Convertible Coupe benefits from additional weather equipment such as a lined folding soft top with exterior landau irons, and roll up side windows. With the added comfort provided by the top and side windows, the convertible coupe is a fabulous choice for touring; sporty yet comfortable and well-suited to all weather conditions. Cadillac’s exquisite 368 cubic inch, L-head V12 engine delivers a healthy 135 horsepower with incredible smoothness. The V12 was nearly as powerful as the V16, yet was also quite a bit lighter over the front axle, making it the driver’s choice among the two. The theme of exceptional quality continues with a restored drivetrain that functions as beautifully as it looks. The V12 shared the V16’s signature ribbed valve covers and black-enamel finishes. In our opinion, this V12 ranks up there with the most beautifully designed engines of all time. Fresh and ready for enjoyment, this remarkable Cadillac 370A has never been shown in its restored state, making it eligible for virtually any major concours in the hands of its next owner. The same care and attention paid to the cosmetics also grace the drivetrain and it returns impeccable road manners and performance. Four wheel brakes, a smooth shifting synchronized transmission and hydraulic shock absorbers make it an absolute delight, while the power and smoothness of the V12 engine allow it to perform in modern road conditions. With exquisite looks and performance to match, this 370A Convertible Coupe is a truly outstanding example, fresh and ready for the concours lawn or the open road alike.
Cadillac’s venerable model 355 was heavily reworked for the 1934/35 model year. Starting from the ground up with an all new chassis that featured so-called “Knee Action” independent front suspension, the 355-D received a fresh new look thanks to totally reworked styling. The chassis was now fully concealed beneath the curvaceous new body and the car elegantly proportioned with a long hood and flowing, voluptuous fenders. This was clearly in response to Packard’s gorgeous 1934 models and evidence of automobile styling creeping ever closer to fully enveloped, streamlined bodies. In terms of the powertrain, the 355D was essentially the same as its predecessors, still powered by the smooth and powerful V8 engine that now produced 130hp at 3400 rpm. 1935 marked the last year for the long-running V8 engines that formed their roots back in 1927. A variety of body styles by Fisher and Fleetwood meant plenty of options for buyers and sales of the 355D were strong, with over 8,300 cars sold between 1934 and 1935. The story of this fabulous Fleetwood-bodied Cadillac Town Sedan begins on November 12, 1934. This fine motorcar was originally invoiced to Alvan T. Fuller’s Cadillac Automobile Company of Boston, who acted as the primary distributor for both Packard and Cadillac automobiles. The build sheet is annotated with “ship after 1/2/35” and “SHOW CAR” indicating this was the actual car displayed at the 1935 Boston Auto Show. Incidentally, Alvan Fuller went on to serve as a congressman and eventually Governor of Massachusetts; no doubt thanks to the many highly connected clients he earned selling both Packards AND Cadillacs! Following the auto show, this Town Sedan is believed to have been returned to Cadillac. It was then sold on to its first owner in California. It remained there for the next four decades, eventually finding its way to well-known collector Owen Franklin Hoyt who retained it for many years. In more recent years, it made its way to New Jersey where, after finding its most recent keeper in 2013, it was treated to a thorough mechanical sorting with the goal of reliable road and touring use. Originally finished in Cathedral Grey with Vincennes Red wheels, it was repainted in black some time ago, which suits the elegant lines of the Fleetwood body quite well. The paintwork is older and shows some signs of age and use, but it remains quite handsome with an honest appeal. Recent work has included re-chroming of the exterior brightwork which smartens up the appearance quite nicely. Aside from the respray in black, the body is highly original and shows excellent panel fit and alignment. Being a Town Sedan body, the cabin is free of a passenger division, allowing for a more comfortable driving position with little sacrifice to passenger comfort in the rear. New carpets have been fitted as part of the refresh, however it is believed the grey whipcord upholstery is original, as it matches the detail on the build sheet. Upholstery condition is outstanding, particularly when considering it is over 80 years old. The interior chrome and polished brightwork appear to be original, displaying an inviting and dignified patina. The instrument faces wear fabulous art-deco markings and appear to be all original. The matching Jaeger clock is particularly interesting and a fantastic period touch. With the idea of making a thoroughly capable tour car, the previous owner thoroughly vetted the running gear. New tires have been fitted on the black wire wheels, along with a newly fitted clutch, rebuilt brakes and a new exhaust system. Concurrently, the engine was given a top-end overhaul, with new valves and ancillaries such as water pump, starter, generator and carburetor being replaced or rebuilt. It now performs with the unmistakable solidity that comes from a car that has never been fully torn down and restored. Thanks to the efforts of the previous owners and the inherently wonderful-driving nature of the 355D, this rare and elegant Fleetwood-bodied Cadillac is a competent, reliable tour car for CCCA CARavans or any other adventures you may plan.
By 1917, Cadillac had already established itself as a leader in innovation and quality. Cadillac’s founder Henry Leland was a true pioneer of American industry and a champion for mass produced, precision machine manufacturing. Cadillac’s breakthrough of the electric Self-Starter system and electric lights in 1912 were largely responsible for cementing the internal combustion automobile’s dominance over electric and steam. Three years later, they introduced another significant innovation – the world’s first mass-produced V8 engine. The L-head engine was designed by the Scottish born engineer D. McCall White and featured two cast iron cylinder blocks with integral heads mounted atop an aluminum-copper alloy crankcase. It was an ingenious design that utilized fork and blade connecting rods to provide clearance for opposing cylinders as well as dual water pumps when most cars made do with simple, inefficient thermo-syphoning cooling systems. The engine produced an impressive 70 horsepower and was a marvel of smooth running and linear power delivery. There was even an optional Kellogg auxiliary air compressor which could be used to inflate tires in the event of a puncture. With continual refinement, it was this V8 engine that truly put Cadillac at the top of its market segment, proudly supporting their bold motto – The Standard of the World. Handsome and imposing, this 1917 Cadillac Model 57 Opera Coupe is one of our personal favorites. Three-passenger Opera Coupe bodywork is a lovely formal style that is rarely seen today. It is quickly distinguished by its dual oval rear windows and tall, upright proportion. This wonderful example wears its older restoration well, with Cadillac Blue main body subtly offset by black fenders and black leather topping. Panel fit and paint finish quality is excellent and in keeping with the original high level of build quality these cars were famous for. It rides on a set of wooden spoke artillery wheels wrapped in black wall tires that help enhance the imposing, almost sporting appearance. A rear mounted spare wheel keeps the body lines clean and uncluttered, while adding visual length. The nickel detailing is in excellent order and provides a touch of bright flash. An interesting feature of this body is the fact that the central B-pillar can be removed with thumb screws that transform this formal elegant body into one of the earliest iterations of the “pillarless coupe”. Rather interestingly, the driver sits alone up front with accommodations for two passengers on the rear bench seat. A folding jump seat sits in the front footwell for the occasional fourth occupant inside, while a leather-trimmed rumble seat is reserved for two additional very occasional passengers. The “Fat Man Wheel” folds out of the way to allow the gentleman more ample of girth to climb aboard without the possibility of embarrassing himself in front of female companions. Seats, interior panels and door cards are all trimmed in period correct Bedford cord to a high standard. Trim, carpets and interior fittings are in excellent order throughout. Original instrumentation includes speedometer, fuel pressure gauge and ammeter while a Moto-Meter atop the radiator keeps watch on engine temps. An interesting feature is the mechanically dipped headlights which work through a system of rods and linkages attached to the headlight reflectors, all operated via a lever on the steering column. It just goes to demonstrate the level of thoughtful design that Cadillac was famous for. By 1917, D. McCall White’s masterpiece V8 engine had received some important upgrades. Lighter weight pistons were introduced, improving efficiency and drivability while improvements to the 3-speed transmission made for smoother and more reliable operation. Our example presents very well, with correct finishes, fittings and wiring. It is a strong running example that is ideally suited for touring with the CCCA or other nickel-era clubs, thanks in no small part to the powerful and smooth engine and very well restored chassis and running gear. The Cadillac Model 57 is a very significant part of the history of the automobile. It was a Model 57 that, in 2014, was the very first vehicle to be named to the HVA’s National Historic Vehicle Register, shining new light on these robust, beautiful and important cars. Our example is sure to please thanks to its excellent, restored condition and well-sorted mechanical nature. We are very pleased to offer this fantastic Cadillac and we hope you get as much joy from it as we do.
1940 Cadillac Series 75 Brunn Towncar Chassis Number: 3320424 It was December 1939, almost 75 years ago, when wealthy Ohio industrialist Elroy J. Kulas placed his order for the last custom-built Brunn Town Car. This was the end of an era. The Brunn Company had a reputation for unparalleled quality. It is beautifully crafted with a precision that has not been diminished by the decades since new. Unlike other custom bodies fitted to a chassis provided by a major manufacturer, this Brunn design includes a special cowl and all aluminum bodywork. Riding on the 141", new-for-1938 Series 75 Chassis and powered by the war-proven 346 cubic inch L-head V-8, this is not only a rare and striking automobile, it is a joy to drive. Utterly reliable and smooth as silk on brand new, period correct tires. The car has documented ownership and has been winning awards for nearly 50 years.1990 CCCA Annual Meeting in Palm Beach 100 points earned, participated in 2005 the Pebble Beach Concours inaugural 1600 mile Tour d'Elegance from Seattle to Monterey, 2008 People's Choice Award at the CCCA Grand Experience at Hickory Corners, Michigan. Style, history, rarity all in one very special, lovingly preserved,
1948 Cadillac Series 62 Saoutchik Cabriolet ONE-OF-TWO Chassis # 486237307 This custom Cadillac is one of two similar cars bodied by Jacques Saoutchik of Paris, France. Saoutchik was known for his extravagant designs, taking many risks with sweeping shapes and copious amount of chrome. The Genius of Saoutchik's design on a large chassis is demonstrated in his ability to minimize the overall scale of the car by concealing the size of the wheels as well as using painted lines to reduce the height of the cowl. The early owners of this car included Paul Kassoff and Louis Ritter. Mr. Ritter was the founder of Ritter Brothers Furriers of New York. He was well known for his extravagant wealth, flamboyant lifestyle and eccentric taste. There is no wonder why he choose such a car for his stables.
SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 1950, 1 owner since 1961, original Belgium delivery The Series 62 is a ‘full-size luxury car’ from Cadillac, produced between 1940 and 1964. This is a 1950 Cadillac, originally delivered in Belgium. In Holland since 1961 and only 1 owner since then. The paint, interior and chrome are in topcondition. The car has red paint and a full beige leather interior. The car has the original matching numbers 5425 CC V8 160 HP engine and an automatic gearbox. The car drives great. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.
Cadillac Series 62 Sedan 1962 in marvelous original condition A real survivor, this Cadillac Series 62 Sedan. Built in 1962, came from first owner and has his original first paint Sandalwood (44). The interior is fully original and in a magnificent condition. Even the bottom of the car is original and very solid. The car has the 6384 CC V8 engine and automatic gearbox. Several invoices and original manual are present. Really a very unique and rare car in this original condition and obviously a fantastic american cruiser for collectors. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.
Cadillac DeVille cabriolet 1967 in very good condition The third generation of the Cadillac DeVille was built between 1965 and 1970. This is a 1967 original Cadillac DeVille convertible. In 2016 the car was provided with new lightblue paint and new dark blue leather interior, a very beautiful, stylish and classic combination on the American Cruiser. Technics are fully checked in our workshop, repaired and approved. The 7025CC engine delivers 308 HP. This in combination with the automatic gearbox makes it a pleasure to drive. The car also has powerwindows, electric adjustable seat and powertop. So an ideal ‘American Cruiser’, ready for a lot of driving fun. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.
POA Stunning iconic motorcar from 1950's America. Owned by the current owner / collector for almost twenty years. Always garaged and well maintained regardless of cost. Used sparingly for fun and the occasional wedding only covering 1600 miles during his ownership. An iconic and most eye catching vehicle that certainly carries the wow factor. Impressive car that is surprisingly easy to drive.Jersey registered and ready to go. Completely stripped and re painted 20 years ago and in excellent order. Re-assembled with new rubber seals and chrome items re-plated at great cost. Finished in contrasting blue and white vinyl with a white hood and blue carpets. In very good condition. Well serviced and maintained. Recent Radial white wall tyres and new old style battery fitted. Power steering fitted as standard. Driving well.
Large early 20s American with powerful V8 engine, strong open motoring with full weather equipment. Re-bodied when restored about 20 years ago. Photographs will appear shortly.
Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1967 Cadillac Convertible in White with Maroon leather interior and White top. 93,000 odd. Very high quality example with excellent body and underside. Fantastic paint with no dings or scratches. Interior is virtually perfect with new leather seats back and front, superb door panels & recent carpets. Dash has a small crack (shown). Has tilt and telescopic steering wheel. Original radio is there but bypassed in favor of a modern system installed in the glove box which also operates the power antenna. Recently fitted soft top is superb and has a glass rear window. Mechanically this really excels with lots of power, smooth shift, great brakes and steering. Its equipped with A/C, P/S, power brakes, power windows and power top. Four new wide white radials have just been fitted. Very well maintained and just checked out with any necessary repairs done. A '67 Caddy Convertible is cool but most are a little too dilapidated to enjoy on any plausible basis. This one is in the top 5% condition wise in my opinion and is a fun dependable classic for the whole family. Comes with quite a few records, its original handbook, spare and jack. Insp
In 1930, Cadillac stunned the automotive world with the introduction of its breathtaking new sixteen-cylinder models. Sales of the V8 and entry-level LaSalle models were strong in spite of economic hardships, and Cadillac was determined to show its competitors that it was, indeed the Standard of the World. Instantly, the V12 and especially the V16 models catapulted Cadillac to the top of the luxury class. An extraordinary array of coachwork options was available to satisfy the most discriminating buyer, and everything from the body to the engine bay was designed with beauty and elegance. The V12 and V16 engines shared many common components, but it was the V16 with its turbine like smoothness and unprecedented 175 horsepower output that grabbed the headlines. Subtle changes were made for the 1932 models which included a longer wheelbase, new carburetors, a mechanical fuel pump, heavier axles and larger brakes. Also new for 1932 were adjustable shock absorbers operated from the dashboard to further tune the ride to satisfy passengers. All Cadillac transmissions were fitted with quiet operating helical-gear transmissions, eliminating the whine and crash of a straight-cut gearbox. 1932 marked the first time a series of Fisher bodies became available on the Sixteen. These included sedans, coupes, a roadster, a convertible coupe and three open phaetons. In fact, these were the only phaetons available on the Sixteen, and just six were built, a single standard phaeton with no division, two sport phaetons with a long rear cowl and passenger windshield, and three special phaetons with the short rear cowl. As for Fleetwood bodies, the range was curtailed somewhat. The 30 choices offered in 1930-31 had been reduced to 21, sedans, cabriolets, limousines and a single convertible coupe. The 1931 experience had no doubt tempered Cadillac’s expectations, and history validated the wisdom. At year’s end, just 296 Sixteens had been sold versus 1,709 V12s. This V16 chassis began life wearing a formal sedan body which, when acquired by Bill Hatch of Chicago was in a rough state. The formal sedan body was beyond repair, so another body was sourced – this handsome Special Phaeton, which was originally fitted to V12 chassis 1301344, is nonetheless period appropriate and extremely handsome. The body, finished in light metallic blue with dark blue fenders and swage line, is a spectacular Fisher design that wears much of its original sheetmetal, thanks to a careful restoration. The paintwork remains in very good order, wearing the years since its restoration extremely well. The fit and finish are extremely nice, and the chrome is largely in very good order. It is lavishly detailed with a proper 1932 Cadillac Goddess mascot, chromed hood vents, twin long-trumpet horns, and dual sidemount spares with painted covers. It has been recently treated to a fresh set of blackwall tires that impart a magnificent sporty look when combined with the navy blue wheels and polished stainless spokes.This fine example is also a previous AACA National First Prize winner. Like the exterior, the interior is fabulously detailed and very well presented, showing little use on the restoration. Blue leather on the seats appears virtually unworn, and the excellent carpeting and door panels are accented with exquisite woodwork on the dash, door caps and rear passenger fascia. The original AC speedometer reads 120 mph – which must have seemed astonishing in 1932. A Jaeger eight-day clock keeps time, and the instrumentation is replicated in the rear for passengers to keep an eye should the driver be having too much fun exploiting all of that power. In spite of the fact that there are some years on the restoration, this Cadillac still looks remarkably fresh. The previous owner was a skilled mechanic who ensured it was maintained in excellent mechanical order and it remains ready to enjoy on the road. The engine compartment is clean and well detailed, with mainly correct finishes and fittings, with just a few areas showing signs of regular use. An AACA National First prize winner, it also runs and drives extremely well and should offer its next owner a thrilling and rewarding ownership experience.
“The Standard of the World” was not only Cadillac’s advertising slogan, but it was a doctrine for its engineers and designers to live by. During the 1930’s, the company went to great lengths to live up to that claim, building ever more exclusive and stylish models. Despite the economic hardships, the junior LaSalle brand and entry-level Cadillac V8 models were selling well, and some much-needed cash was swelling the coffers. Cadillac decided the time was right to add a bit of excitement to the “multi-cylinder” engine race that was going on between high-end manufacturers around the world. In 1930 they shocked the motoring world with introduction of both a V12 and an unprecedented V16 engine displacing 452 cubic inches. This put Cadillac right into the thick of the battle with such prestigious manufacturers as Hispano-Suiza, Lagonda, Rolls-Royce and their chief rival, Packard. Both engines were designed simultaneously by Cadillac engineer Owen Nacker, and they shared the same basic layout as well as many common components. The V12’s output was a healthy 135 horsepower, while the V16 put out a full 175 horsepower – a headline grabbing figure for its day. In 1933, a V16 Imperial Cabriolet started at $6,250 and stretched to a whopping $8,000 for the top line All Weather Phaeton. The starting price was a full $3,000 more than a comparable V12 model, keeping in mind that a 1933 Chevrolet cost $445. Of course, a whole range of custom and semi-custom bodies were available from within GM and outside coachbuilders. The Cadillac LaSalle Club has put the number at approximately seventy different combinations of chassis and body options, which undoubtedly allowed a high degree of exclusivity, considering just 125 of a planned 400 examples were built. The V16 Cadillac remains to this day one of the most collectible, exclusive and desirable of all American classics. Imposing, elegant and visually striking, this 1933 Cadillac Model 452C V16 All Weather Phaeton represents the most expensive and exclusive Cadillac offered at the time. Only eight cars were built in 1933 with this coachwork. Chassis 5000082 was originally equipped with a Fleetwood 5575-S sedan body. The car was purchased by well-known collector Jack Passey in the 1950’s, and is mentioned in his book, For The Love Of Old Cars. Jack kept the car for 10 years or so, and sold it to a collector in New Jersey. He eventually purchased his beloved 1933 V16 back, and the car was later sold to Fred Weber in St Louis, Mo. The Weber’s had a large collection of V16 Cadillacs at the time, and were actively restoring and trading cars. They sold 500082 to the McGowan brothers, who had acquired a 1932 Cadillac V16 with an original 1933 V16 All Weather Phaeton body from Dana Morgan in California. When the car was restored, this original V16 body was mated to the chassis. This stunningly beautiful machine has been fully restored to world-class concours standards and remains in excellent order throughout. The incredible Fleetwood coachwork exhibits the early beginnings of streamline design, thanks to its fully-formed fenders, split and tapered radiator shell and Art-Deco inspired streaks and slashes. It is truly a work of art and absolutely breathtaking to behold. This example is finished in deep navy blue and fully accessorized to reflect its standing at the top of the range. At the front end, a fabulous quad-bar front bumper features polished strips and body-colored inserts. The badge bar wears a pair of Pilot Ray spot lamps and the horns are magnificent Deco pieces with concentric chrome inserts in the trumpets. The 1933 Cadillac is instantly recognizable thanks to the body-color split grille, which on this example is graced with a gold plated Cadillac emblem and goddess mascot. Dual sidemount spare wheels wear painted covers and the running boards are fitted with polished strips that accentuate the long, flowing lines, in true Art Deco fashion. In the rear is found a bustle back trunk along with a chrome trunk rack, dual tail lights, a repeating quad-bar bumper and correct dual-exhausts. The paintwork is executed to a magnificent standard and while this restoration was completed several years ago, it remains in impeccable order. Chrome trim and polished brightwork are likewise exquisite. Blue painted wheels wear full chrome wheel covers and whitewall tires, the smooth covers further enhancing the streamline styling. Opening the doors, you are treated to a complementary blue leather interior that is accented with exquisite inlaid wood trim. The leather is in excellent order, showing only the very slightest creasing from light use, just barely gaining a broken-in appearance. Gorgeous detailing adorns the dash with its textured inlays, engine-turned escutcheons and correct original instrumentation. Rear passengers are treated to a large leather chair with a folding armrest, individual cigar lighters and beautifully detailed ash trays. The tan canvas top is in excellent condition, and this being an all-weather phaeton, passengers are gifted with roll-up glass windows and a folding B-pillar to seal out the elements. It is difficult to determine whether the body or the engine is the star of this show. Opening the long bonnet reveals one of the most awe-inspiring engines of the era. The Cadillac V16 is a masterpiece of form following function. It is a piece of mechanical beauty. The narrow angle Vee is topped with black painted rocker covers accented with polished ribs. Virtually every nut, bolt, clamp and fastener is concours correct and precisely placed. This truly is a showpiece from top to bottom. Few automobiles of the era can compare with the 1933 Cadillac V16 for its presence and style. This remarkable automobile represents the very best that Cadillac – and America – had to offer in the period. It is a piece of art, history and engineering brilliance than can be shown or toured with pride.
Cadillac has rarely struggled to find the words with which to promote itself, advertising its early Model A as “the automobile that solves the problem” and introducing its Model G as having “received all the care and thought that could possibly be given a car costing twice as much.” When it built this 1926 V-8 Custom Phaeton, its advertising promised that “Cadillac not only delights you with the perfection of its service, but it contents you with the deep, abiding conviction that you have the finest thing of its kind that money can buy.” To say that it would delight and content its owner was no more puffery then than it is today. This Fisher-bodied Series 314 Custom Phaeton rides a 138-inch wheelbase and its combination of a rear-mounted trunk and single spare rather than sidemounts produces an attractively long and smooth look. The effect is enhanced by the two-toning of a delicately light green body with medium green fenders and splash aprons, belt stripe and detailing. Twin-beam drum headlights, front and rear bumpers, wood artillery wheels and a tan convertible top complete the exterior appearance, while inside, the deep green carpeting contrasts nicely with the tan upholstery and wood steering wheel. The convertible top boot, side curtains, glass windwings and wiper for the opening windshield are among the features making the car well-suited to touring, but every bit as important, of course, are the 314-cubic-inch V-8 with its 85 horsepower, three-speed transmission, four-wheel brakes and the reliability and performance for which Cadillacs are known. Whether to tour with it or show it might be the biggest decision facing its next owner, but fortunately, that doesn’t have to be an either/or decision as the Cadillac was the recipient of a meticulous – and very proper – nut-and-bolt restoration from the ground up. The goal of the work was to ensure its place among the upper level of show cars and that the plan succeeded is proven by its Classic Car Club of America First Place and Senior National awards. Although the car has been driven and enjoyed, it continues to show well, a strong tribute the craftsmanship that went into its restoration and the care it’s been given since then. For the right owner, this Cadillac can provide the best of both of those worlds with no cause for hesitation. “Think of a car,” the company advertised in 1926, “about which you do not even have to think – of a car you can buy with a confidence and a certainty that does not admit of a single second’s doubt. Is there any other element of motorcar ownership which even remotely compares with this solid conviction of value and performance which you feel about the Cadillac?”
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