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1931 Cadillac V-12 Victoria Coupe by Fisher

Sold For $63,250

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Auctions - HERSHEY 11 - 12 OCTOBER 2018 - The Calumet Collection

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  • Offered from the Calumet Collection
  • Elegant, seldom-seen body style from the first season of V-12 production
  • Recent mechanical and cosmetic sorting by its current owners
  • Ideal for numerous tours and CARavans
  • Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic

In 1931, only a year after the introduction of the famed V-16, Cadillac introduced another multi-cylinder engine, a V-12 based upon the same architecture, displacing nearly 370 cubic inches and producing 135 silky-smooth horsepower. It was well balanced and a smooth highway performer, and offered much of the V-16’s snob appeal and imposing design at a cost some $2,500 lower – making it an appealing bargain for customers in the depths of the Great Depression.

The Calumet Collection’s handsome five-passenger victoria coupe was designed as a two-door car to be driven by chauffeur; the employer rides in the capacious rear seat, with a chauffeur at the wheel and a footman or maid in the folding front jump seat.

Acquired in New England, the car was in solid and presentable condition as-purchased, and in fact retains its original floor wood with the correct Fisher body stampings, although the engine was replaced with the current, year-correct unit some years ago. It has benefitted from numerous mechanical and cosmetic improvements; the green and black paint has a good shine and is very attractive, while the interior features excellent cloth upholstery and wood trim. Even the underbody and engine compartment are clean, tidy, and well presented. Most importantly, the car runs and drives well, and is a strong performer, as evidenced by its use towing the collection’s Covered Wagon travel trailer (also offered today).

Accessorized with painted wire wheels, a rear-mounted spare, dual mirrors and fender lights, dual horns, “Goddess” mascot, and a radiator stone guard, this is a sumptuous Cadillac ready for extended touring – with or without Covered Wagon!

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