Cadillac Model 1914 Speedster – 1914

Cadillac Model 1914


Cadillac Model 1914 Speedster – 1914


Marca : Cadillac
Modello : 1914
Versione : Speedster
Anno : 1914
Motore N. : 91132
Motore : 4 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 365.8 cu. in.
Distribuzione : SV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : Carburatore
Potenza : 40/50 HP
Top speed Km/h :


One of the pleasures of owning any Cadillac is being able to order its original build sheet and learn about its history. In the case of this 1914 model, its build sheet indicates that it was originally delivered through the Crescent Auto Company, of Jersey City, New Jersey, which was a little over 50 miles from Richard Roy’s lifelong home of Branchville. That it returned to the Garden State so many years later is pure fortune, as, based on the file kept on the car, there is no indication that Mr. Roy—the connoisseur of Garden State history—knew of the Cadillac’s past.

What was known is that the car was registered in 1979 by the late James Bragg, of Woodbury, Connecticut, a well-known figure in the Horseless Carriage Club of America for many years. At some point it was fitted with its present body, a Mercer-style two-passenger speedster that had low-slung bucket seats, a cylindrical tank aft of the driver, and both a rear-mounted spare and a small luggage trunk with a canvas dust cover. The seats are quite supportive and comfortable, even for taller drivers, and face a dashboard with Delco automatic starter controls and a Phinney-Walker eight-day clock. The windshield is adjustable and can be kept folded, for wind-in-your-face thrills, or raised to its conventional position for more weather protection.

 


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