1933 CADILLAC V12 TOWN SEDAN - $Auction
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 6 - 7 March 2020. Estimate:$75,000 - $100,000 One of just 953 V-12s produced for 1933Documented by a copy of its Cadillac build record The upright, almost carriage-like look of Cadillacs began to disappear in 1933. A face-lift, simple in execution but startling in effect, transformed the 1933 Cadillac into a more streamlined automobile. Both Cadillac and their companion LaSalle received modern skirted fenders, veed radiators, and more swept-back windshields. Roll-up windows were now commonplace, so Cadillac introduced No-Draft ventilation in the form of vent wing windows. Just 6,655 cars among four different models were sold for 1933, including 953 V-12s and 126 V-16s, the marques lowest output of the decade.The V-12, first introduced in 1931, afforded lively performance at a cost of about $700 over comparable eight-cylinder models. The Twelve was nearly the performance equal of the big Sixteen, with strong torque and similar top speed. From its 368 cubic inches, the engine produced 135 hp and 285 foot-pounds of torque and was capable of a top speed of 80+ mph. The town sedan was offered in both V-8 and V-12 versions, both on the 140-inch wheelbase with bodies by Fisher.Cadillac build records, a copies of which are included on file, show this town sedan to be restored as originally configured. The car received its AACA First Junior in 2012 and its Senior award in 2013 along with its CCCA Premier First Place award in 2013.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am20.
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