By the 1930’s, Cadillac had long been established as an outstanding leader in the Automobile business. Cadillac was founded in 1902 and fell under the auspices of General Motors by 1909 to become their flagship brand, and survives today as one of the oldest continuously running car companies of all time. Cadillac’s “The Standard of the World” slogan was realized in many engineering firsts such as the first electric starter, the first to wear electric lamps, the first fully synchronized manual transmission, and the first dual plane V8 for superior smoothness.
The 355 series first appeared in 1931 and was a mainstay of the Cadillac lineup through 1935. Sold with a variety of standard and custom bodies ranging from a sporting roadster to a formal limousine, the V8 powered 355 sustained Cadillac into the height of the Great Depression. The previous Series 353s 5.8 liter, 353 cubic inch L-head V8 was freshened up for the 355, and performance was strong thanks to a healthy 95 horsepower output. Sales of the 355 were quite strong in spite of the dire economic conditions, with about ten thousand examples finding owners in 1931.
This gorgeous Series 355A Fleetwood Roadster is finished in a
left-hand-drive 1931 cadillac 355 a roadster silver leather manual metallic red-leather restored v8 convertible red-interior
Aug 10, 2015