Home > Classic Cars For Sale > Cadillac > V16 > 1931 Cadillac V16

Classic Car For Sale

  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146
  • 1931 Cadillac V16 For Sale | Ad Id 2146364146

Overview

1931 Cadillac V16

Price: USD $1,200,000
In 1930 Cadillac rocked the luxury car establishment with the sensational debut of their all-new sixteen-cylinder engine. The unveiling of the V16 and its twelve-cylinder sibling marked Cadillacs opening salvo in the so-called multi-cylinder war that followed. The race to match Cadillacs prestige ultimately spelled the end for Marmon Auburn and others that tried to follow suit but lacked the budget to survive the ensuing economic meltdown. With few peers the Cadillac V16 was one of the most sought-after luxury cars in America offering 175 horsepower and unparalleled refinement. Named for its displacement in cubic inches the Series 452 V16 shared its architecture and overhead-valve layout with the smaller V12. The mighty engines size and power required a new strengthened frame with improved braking and damping along with a more robust gearbox axles and more. The chassis also had to cope with large and heavy coachwork typically in the form of elaborate lavishly trimmed limousines and sedans from GMs primary body suppliers Fleetwood and Fisher. However a select few customers opted for something altogether more sporting choosing Fleetwoods marvelous 2/4-passenger roadster.Considered by many to be the Holy Grail of V16 Cadillacs the Fleetwood roadster is undoubtedly one of the classic eras most iconic motorcars. Roadsters accounted for a tiny fraction of production compared to sedans and limousines and many existing cars are made up from spares or cut from coupes. This marvelous example chassis 703165 is one of a handful of genuine V16 roadsters verified by the original build sheet supplied by GM Archives. It is beautifully presented in Silver Mink over Sable Brown fenders offered in excellent order with a very-well preserved older restoration that benefits from recent freshening.According to registry and build sheet data this car was completed by Fleetwood and shipped to Mabbett Motors of Rochester New York on September 18 1931. Little else of its early history is documented until it resurfaced in the 1960s when Cadillac Jim Pearson of Kansas City Kansas acquired it from Mr. Lou Moore of State College PA. Pearson was one of the pioneering characters of the car-collecting hobby and he saved numerous classics from the scrap-heap when the general public considered them little more than used cars. In the 1970s another renowned collector Mr. Dick Gold of Minnesota bought this Cadillac from Jim Pearson and it is believed he commissioned a full nut-and-bolt restoration. Besides being a respected expert and collector Mr. Gold also served as the CCCA President. After restoration the Cadillac earned both AACA National First Prize and CCCA Senior First Prize awards and appeared at prestigious concours events for decades after. Gold sold the car in the late 1980s before it was passed to a European collector. Subsequent owners included a roster of well-known and respected enthusiasts who maintained the car in excellent condition through the years.As offered here the Cadillac V16 Roadster presents in excellent condition with well-preserved gently matured restoration. The sable brown over silver mink paint is quite attractive with a few minor imperfections on close inspection consistent with the restorations age. Accessories include dual side-mount spares Pilot Ray driving lamps stone guard chrome hood vent doors painted trunk Goddess mascot and more. The car wears new Firestone whitewall tires on chrome wire wheels and a newly fitted chocolate brown canvas top provides a lovely complement to the livery.The brown leather upholstery is restored to period-correct standards and is presented in fine condition showing some light creasing from use that enhances its appealing character. Carpets and interior panels are excellent as are controls and chrome interior fittings. There is a matching brown leather rumble seat behind the cockpit which shows slight signs of use. Side curtains and the top boot are stowed on the rear floor and accessed via the golf bag door.The Cadillac V16 was one of the first examples of a styling department influencing engine design. Harley Earls newly formed Art and Colour Section at GM was flexing its muscles and he rightly suggested that an engine of such stature deserved to be a showpiece. Earls influence is seen in the linear Art Deco detail on the valve covers and the clean uncluttered appearance. Wires and plumbing are tucked out of sight and the engine is finished in beautiful black porcelain enamel. The enamel finishes are in excellent condition on this car with few indications of heat-related cracking in the manifolds. Overall the mighty V16 is tidy clean and appropriately detailed for an older award-winning restoration.The pairing of Cadillacs magnificent sixteen-cylinder engine with Fleetwoods glamorous sporting roadster coachwork created one of the preeminent American cars of the Classic Era. This well-known finely restored and documented example represents the ultimate in 30s-era glamor and will undoubtedly be a star of its next keepers collection.Offers welcome and trades consideredFor additional details please view this listing directly on our website https://hymanltd.com/vehicles/6895-1931-cadillac-v16-roadster/

This 1931 Cadillac V16 was listed for sale on 3-6-21 09:02:25. The vehicle color is not available and VIN is 703165 . Kindly check ad for seller's location. Seller`s stock ID is hyman6895. There are other Cadillac cars currently listed for sale on our website. You may desire to see what other Cadillac cars are selling for by visiting our Sales Data page.

Specifications

  • VIN: 703165
Classic car for sale by
Hyman Ltd

Location: St Louis, MO, United States

Email the Seller




Your Message:



Your Message:

You may be able to finance this car.

Own this vehicle for only:

$0/month   |   Apply Now!
Subject to credit approval.

Note from the publisher:
Welcome to our collector car marketplace where we feature thousands of classified ad listings of vintage cars for sale. We hope that you will bookmark our site and visit often; our cars are updated every day. Furthermore we encourage you to subscribe to our mailing list so that we may periodically notify you of interesting classic cars that become available.
Home > Classic Cars For Sale > Cadillac > V16 > 1931 Cadillac V16