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Lot 014: 1931 CADILLAC V12 FLEETWOOD SPORTS ROADSTER

Van Dijk Collection, H&H Sales Limited (3 October 2005)

Finished in two-tone red with a rear-mounted luggage trunk, this particular Series 370-A V12 wears two-door Sports Roadster coachwork by Fleetwood (Body Style 4702, Body Number 23). Part of the collection for the last ten years, it is understood to have been a former 'low senior prize winner' and has contested a number of European Concours events including the 1999 Paleis Het Loo (2nd in class), 2001 Fifth East Kent Show (1st in class) and 2002 Schloss Schwetzingen (result unknown). Priced at a not inconsiderable $3,945 when new, this short wheelbase (140inch) car sports 'Depress Beam' headlamps by the C.M. Hall Headlamp Co. (Detroit), twin pillar-mounted Lorraine Corporation spot lights and a luxuriously upholstered dickey seat (complete with arm rests). Riding on optional wire wheels (whilst retaining dual side-mounted spares), it has the further benefit of a golf club locker. Performing well during a recent road test by Michael Bowler (editor of The Automobile magazine), this gently patinated Cadillac is a 1930s technological tour de force. Wonderfully stylish, it would make a worthwhile addition to many a collection.

Lot Details
Auction Van Dijk Collection
H&H Sales Limited, Syon Park, Brentford
TypeCar
Lot Number014
Estimate£70000-£90000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£97000
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1931
Condition rating0
Registration numberUN-REG
Mileage-
Chassis number100514
Engine number100514
Engine capacity (cc)6000
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors