1931 Cadillac Fleetwood Liberace for sale! Motorcar Classics is proud to offer this glamorous 1931 Cadillac V-8 convertible coupe, originally delivered with this coachwork by the Hall Cadillac Company of Denver, Colorado. Under the hood is a 5.7-litre V8 engine, mated to a three-speed manual transmission. It was meticulously restored between 1972 and 1975 by Jack Smith of Garden City, Kansas, a longtime enthusiast who, as noted in news reports of the period, this time wanted something different. Smith finished the entire exterior of the Cadillac in 23.75-karat gold leaf, contrasting beautiful white leather upholstery. The mascot and hubcaps were both inset with gems, including seven diamonds on each of the latter. According to Leicester Mercury, this 1931 Cadillac was owned by flamboyant entertainer, Liberace!
Mr. Smith sold his golden Cadillac at the Auburn Fall auction in Indiana in early September 1975, drawing much attention and positive press. Afterward the car eventually moved overseas and resided for over a decade on display in a German museum, before acquisition by the current owner, who has enjoyed showing it extensively, drawing the attention for which it was built! It has since undergone considerable restoration work, reportedly at a cost of tens of thousands of pounds. In addition to its glitzy glamour, it retains Pilot Ray driving lights that turn with the front wheels, as well as wire wheels painted gold to match and, of course, the golf bag door permitting stowage of clubs in the floor of the dickey seat.
This is truly a showstopper which remains one of the most dramatic automobiles imaginable. It really is something different, and is sure to be the center of attention at any show or display or imagine it rolling down the road, sparkling, on a sunny day. Your inspection is invited!
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