Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood – 1931

Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood - 1931


Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by – 1931


Marca : Cadillac
Modello : V16
Versione : Sport Phaeton
Anno : 1931
Chassis N. : 7-2994
Body N. : 58

Motore N. : 702927
Esemplari prodotti : 75
Carrozzeria : Fleetwood
Motore : 16 cilindri a V di 45°
Cilindrata : 452 cu – 7.407 cc
Distribuzione : SOHC
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Aspirazione : Carburatore
Potenza : 175 CV
Top speed Km/h :


Auction Results
2017 – Arizona – RM Sotheby’s – $1,100,000



In 1930 the Maharaja of Tikari, Gopal Saran Narain Singh, made the decision to order a V-16 Cadillac, placing the order from Bombay. He ordered the sleek sport phaeton, style no. 4260, an innovative design with a retractable rear windscreen and second set of instruments for the passengers. Only 75 examples of the design were produced; this was the only export model produced on a right-hand-drive chassis.
The car was specified in Emerald Green with Argent moldings and fenders, striped in Emerald Green; an interior in Colonial-grain, unpleated green leather; and a Burbank cloth top. Interesting additional features marked on the build sheet included polished stainless steel wire wheels with Emerald Green hubs, chrome-plated bonnet and scuttle vents, as well as, most intriguing, factory high-compression cylinder heads. Records indicate that the car was shipped to the Maharaja on 14 February 1931. It was reportedly the 152nd automobile in his royal garage.
In 1938, the car was given to the Maharaja’s son, the Maharajkumar Fateh Singh. In a letter to a later owner, the Maharajkumar noted that he was able to use it for only one year prior to World War II, then was stored until 1948, used occasionally and then put away again in 1950, thereafter remaining in storage due to the inability to acquire correct tires.


 

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