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Lot 121 - 1931 Cadillac Fleetwood Drophead Coupe

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£46,600

Auction Autosport January 2017
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Lot Number 121
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number 809471
Year 1931
Make Cadillac
Model Fleetwood Drophead Coupe

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Description

The Cadillac Series 355 was manufactured from 1931 to 1935. They were 8-cylinder cars, sold in several models: a 2-door club coupe, a 2-door convertible, 4-door convertible, a 4-door sedan a 4-door town car and a 4-door limousine.

This rare 1930’s Cadillac 355 (Golfers) Drophead Coupe by Fleetwood, is liveried in real 23 carat Gold Leaf and is believed by the vendor, to have once belonged to the mega star pianist Liberace. While not pristine, the car is described as being in lovely condition and has been the subject of a considerable renovation at a cost of tens of thousands of pounds. The car spent 12 years in a German museum purporting to be Liberace’s Cadillac.

As the car now stands, you can still see the gold plating on the inner door handles and even the wiper arms. The precious stones are still present in the hub caps but the mascot has lost one its rubies. The gear knob is now wood and the exterior handles would appear to be chrome. Another unique feature of the car is the driving lights, which swivel in concert with the steering wheels.

The gold leaf coachwork is offset by the full, white leather upholstery and a working hood completes this stunning vehicle. The car is powered by a 5.7 Litre V8 engine which is mated to a 3 speed manual transmission. The  has recently been fully serviced. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a piece of history with exceptional additions and cosmetic enhancements one can only dream of!


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