1931 Cadillac 370A V12
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This particular 370-A V-12 Cadillac is a Fleetwood-bodied Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton resting on a 140-inch wheelbase. It has a gently raked one-piece windshield, and compact close-coupled passenger compartment that blends the dual cowl with an ample rear passenger compartment. Both the front and rear doors are hinged at the front. The hood is a mere four-inches shorter than the one found on the V-16. This car has been given a restoration and finished in emerald green with chrome hood side vent doors, beige leather upholstery with beige carpets, and a beige cloth top. The car rides on chrome spoke center-lock wire wheels with body color hubs and rims. There are dual side-mounted spares with chrome enclosures, wide whitewall tires, a luggage rack, wire mesh radiator stone-guard, dual Trippe driving lights, a goddess radiator cap mascot and wind wings. In the rear body deck is a small door and luggage compartment for short trips when added luggage trunks were not required. Inside, there is a Jaeger clock and a dashboard that features engine-turned inserts on either side of the instrument panel.
In 2009, this 370-A DC Phaeton was offered for sale at the Houston Classic Auction in Seabrook, Texas, presented by Worldwide Auctioneers. The lot was estimated to sell for $220,000 - $270,000 and offered without a reserve. It was sold for the sum of $195,000, not including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2009
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|Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction||1904-1932|