1929 Cadillac V-8 Sport Phaeton

Sold For $110,000

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Auctions - HERSHEY 2017

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  • Luxury and comfort befitting of a Cadillac
  • Original sport phaeton
  • Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic
  • Ideal candidate for CARavan events
Compared to its predecessor, the exterior of the 1929 Cadillac was little changed. Parking lamps were moved from the cowl to the tops of the fenders—a subtle modification providing a bit sportier look. Significant changes took place under the sheet metal. Most important was a new “clashless” Synchro-Mesh Silent-Shift transmission, negating the need for double-clutching while also enabling much smoother gear selection. New mechanical four-wheel brakes required considerably less pedal pressure than earlier models, and shatterproof Security Plate glass became standard in all windows. The suspension system featured new double-acting Delco shock absorbers, and the finely upholstered fully adjustable seats became standard. The Cadillacs of 1929 were, by any measure, among the finest luxury cars built in this country at the time.

The extraordinary 341-cu. in. Cadillac V-8 engine produced 90 bhp at 3,000 rpm; plenty of power to accelerate the large and luxuriously appointed Sport Phaeton to a sufficient cruising speed. The large 140-in. wheelbase chassis is easy to drive and very smooth; one should expect nothing less from a Cadillac.

The Sport Phaeton offered here was delivered new to Boston, Massachusetts, on 12 April 1929. Long part of its current owner’s collection, it has been beautifully restored in the past and presents exceptionally well in a stunning combination of dark tan and cream with tan upholstery. This CCCA Full Classic is an ideal choice for CARavan events and historic driving tours, and it could be an excellent concours car with appropriate preparation.

This Cadillac is, without question, one of the finest driving pre-war cars and is well suited for enjoyment on today’s roads.

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