Back to search results

1930 CADILLAC V-16 ALL-WEATHER PHAETON - $Auction

  • Aetv72906275 1
  • Aetv72906275 2
  • Aetv72906275 3
  • Aetv72906275 4
  • Aetv72906275 5
  • Aetv72906275 6
  • Aetv72906275 7
  • Aetv72906275 8
  • Aetv72906275 9
  • Aetv72906275 10
  • Aetv72906275 11
  • Aetv72906275 12
  • Aetv72906275 13
  • Aetv72906275 14
  • Aetv72906275 15
  • Aetv72906275 16
  • Aetv72906275 17
  • Aetv72906275 18
  • Aetv72906275 19
  • Aetv72906275 20
  • Aetv72906275 21
  • Aetv72906275 22
  • Aetv72906275 23
  • Aetv72906275 24
  • Aetv72906275 25
  • Aetv72906275 26
  • Aetv72906275 27
  • Aetv72906275 28
  • Aetv72906275 29
  • Aetv72906275 30
  • Aetv72906275 31
  • Aetv72906275 32
  • Aetv72906275 33
  • Aetv72906275 34
  • Aetv72906275 35
  • Aetv72906275 36
  • Aetv72906275 37
  • Aetv72906275 38
  • Aetv72906275 39
  • Aetv72906275 40
  • Aetv72906275 41
  • Aetv72906275 42
  • Aetv72906275 43
  • Aetv72906275 44
  • Aetv72906275 45
  • Aetv72906275 46
  • Aetv72906275 47
  • Aetv72906275 48
  • Aetv72906275 49
  • Aetv72906275 50

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 22 May 2021. Offered from single collector ownership since 1980An early-production V-16, used as a dealer demonstratorVery well-preserved older restoration; runs and drives very wellClassic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic One of 85 all-weather phaetons produced on the original Cadillac V-16 chassis, the example offered here is an early-production car, bearing engine no. 700395. Its factory build sheet, a copy of which accompanies, notes its delivery with body no. 39 via the Raritan River Railroad at Newark to the Beldon-Joiner Cadillac Corporation of New Brunswick, New Jersey, for use as a demonstration car. Designed to appeal to Cadillacs somewhat conservative customer base, it was finished in a rather sober livery of all-over black with Old Ivory striping, Burbank top, and, unusually, a Wiese broadcloth interior, indicating use either only in the very finest weather or never with the top down! Dual sidemounted spares were specified; the only additional option noted was a quart of alcohol.The cars earliest known owner was Ray W. Rodgers of Warren, Ohio, who listed it in the Antique Automobile Club of Americas 1954 roster, and exhibited it at early CCCA events. In the early 1970s, enthusiast George J. Luchetti of Massachusetts acquired the Cadillac in Plattsburgh, New York; it was in completely original condition, but by now in need of restoration. Mr. Luchetti returned the car to original condition, performing much of the work himself. Five years later the Cadillac was bought from Mr. Luchetti by the current owners, and has now remained in their distinguished collection for the last forty years.The restored car has made only one concours appearance, at Amelia Island in 2016. In fact, this is believed to have been the only show that the car has attended since its restoration was completed over four decades ago! It retains its sidemounted spares with mirrors, and is further accessorized with the Heron radiator mascot, stone shield, and dual horns. As one might expect, the restoration work now exhibits some patina, including cracking to much of the paint, stretching to the upholstery especially on the drivers seat, and staining to the convertible top, however the engine compartment remains in fine condition and on a recent road test the car performed and drove superbly.Accompanied by a reprint of the shop manual and a copy of the factory build sheet, this is a handsome V-16 from long-term enthusiast care, with unlimited potential for its future.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am21.

  • 0 Miles
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 MANUAL
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: AETV72906275