This 1931 Cadillac V16 Sport Phaeton is one of only 18 Sport Phaeton V16's in existence. It is fitted with body number 42 and style 4260. It was sent to Cadillac's Philadelphia branch on July 19th of 1930. The Depression made it difficult to sell the car, so in June of 1931; it was sent to the New York City branch and to a new client. Ownership history is not fully known.
A complete nut-and-bolt restoration was completed in 1990. It has earned National First Place awards in both AACA and CCCA judging. In CCCA Grand Classic judging, the car scored a perfect 100 points.
In 2008 the car was brought to the 2008 Automobiles of Amelia presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $400,000 - $500,000. The estimates were nearly accurate, as the car was sold for $522,500 including buyer's premium.
In 2010, this Cadillac was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company Auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The lot was estimated to sell for $425,000 - $525,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $410,000, inclusive of buyer's reserve.Also photographed at :