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1929 Cadillac 341B news, pictures, specifications, and information

Fisher Body Convertible Coupe
 
This 1929 341B Cadillac convertible coupe sits on a 140-inch wheelbase, weighed 4,909 pounds and was priced at $3,595. Options available at the time included 6 wire wheels, fender wells with 2 spares priced at $250, a heater was listed at $32 and tire mirrors were $30.

This was the first Cadillac to feature a Synchromesh transmission that eliminated the practice of 'double-clutching' while shifting gears. Other first-time features included security-plate safety glass used in all windows and the windshield, and electric windshield wipers.

The car is powered by a V-8, L-head engine, with 341 cubic inch displacement and an advertised 90 plus horsepower. Internal shoes were introduced on the Duplex-Mechanical brakes.
Fisher Body Convertible Coupe
 
This 1929 Cadillac Roadster 341B rides on a 140 inch wheel base, weighs 4678 pounds and was priced at $3,350. Options included 6 wire wheels (2 side mounted) priced at $250 and tire mirrors were $30.

This was the first Cadillac year to feature a synchromesh transmission that eliminated double clutching while shifting gears. Other first time features included security-plate safety glass and electric windshield wipers. It also had an air pump installed under the driver's floorboard, geared to the engine and used to inflate the tires.

The car is powered by a V-8, L-head engine with 341 CID and an advertised 90+ horsepower. Internal shoes were introduced on the duplex mechanical brakes.

There are currently only five other 1929 Cadillac roadsters listed in the Cadillac LaSalle Club Directory.
Fisher Body Sport Phaeton
 
The 1929 Cadillacs were among the first examples of the prestigious marque to feature styling developed under the direction of Harley Earl, who founded the pioneering General Motors Art & Colour design section in mid-1927.

New features found on all 1929 Cadillac's included chrome plating and security-plate safety glass. The '29s were the first cars in the industry to have 'Synchro-Mesh,' which eliminated the need to double-clutch when shifting gears. An L-head V8 engine with a 341 cubic-inch displacement was standard. It made 95 horsepower with the optional high-compression heads found on this example.

The 1929 341B Cadillac Sport Phaeton sat on a 140-inch wheelbase, weighed 5,160 pounds and listed for $3,950. The Fisher-bodied Sport Phaeton was distinguished from other (less expensive) open Cadillac's by its flip-up tonneau cowl, which carried a folding windshield for the comfort of the rear-seat passengers.

One of the prettiest body styles available on the Cadillac chassis - and there were many - was the dual cowl phaeton, as seen here. The rear passengers had their own fold-down cowl and a windshield.

The year 1929 represented several 'firsts' for Cadillac including safety glass and a synchro-mesh transmission. The engine was Cadillac's venerable 341 cubic-inch V8 that developed 90 horsepower. A transmission-mounted air compressor was standard equipment.

With body by General Motors' Fisher Body division, this Cadillac cost $3,950 new - plus the accessories seen here: running board spotlight and lap robe.

This well-documented Sport Phaeton was purchased new for a Christmas delivery to a family residing on 5th Avenue in New York City. It was equipped with many factory options, including six 'Buffalo' wire wheels, which cost $250 and included dual front fenderwells to carry the two spare wheels and tires. The unusual stanchion-mounted spot-light was also an option. The Sport Phaeton passed through several Texas collections before the present owners acquired it. A thorough professional upgrade of the restoration was recently completed.
Fisher Body Roadster
 
This 1929 Cadillac Model 341-B has the Fisher-built roadster body and sold new for $3,350. 1929 marked the first year for shatterproof safety glass to be installed in all Cadillac windows and windshields and was also the first year for a synchro-mesh transmission. Over 18,000 Cadillacs were built and sold during the 1929 model year.
Fisher Body Sport Phaeton
 
This car was delivered new to Boston, Massachusetts, in March 1929. It was sold and in early 1980, the owner started to restore the car. The current owner purchased the car in November 2007 and the next two winters were spent getting the vehicle to its present condition.

This car cost approximately $4,300 new. Some of the new features for 1929 included synchromesh transmission in second and high gear, electric windshield wipers and safety plate glass in all windows.
Fisher Body Sport Phaeton
 
The 341 Series were the first Cadillacs designed by General Motors new design chief Harley Earl, who went on to become a legendary American designer. Sales figures for 1929 were nearly double those of 1928.

All Cadillacs for 1929 were built on a 140-inch wheelbase chassis. They were powered by the famous Cadillac V-8 overhead valve motor that developed '90-plus' horsepower.

Combining that powerful motor with this sporty phaeton (much lighter than a sedan or limousine) meant someone enjoyed some fast driving. Driving the Cadillac Series 341 was made easier thanks to another Cadillac innovation - the industry's first synchromesh transmission.
Fisher Body Sport Phaeton
Chassis Num: 316547
 
Sold for $88,000 at 2013 RM Auctions.
The exterior of the 1929 Cadillac was little changed. Parking lamps were moved from the cowl to the tops of the fenders which gave it a slightly sportier look. The mechanical components, however, received several significant changes. Most important was a new 'clashless' Synchro-Mesh Silent-Shift transmission, negating the need for double-clutching while also enabling much smoother gear selection. New mechanical four-wheel brakes required considerably less pedal pressure than earlier models, and shatterproof Security Plate glass became standard in all windows. The suspension system featured new double-acting Delco shock absorbers, and fully adjustable seats became standard.

This V-8 Sport Phaeton with coachwork by Fisher is a CCCA Full Classic. It was originally located by Joseph Schiro in a San Francisco garage. It received its AACA First Junior Award in 1969. Years later, Schiro sold the car to an individual on the Monterey Peninsula in California. Later, it was offered for sale in January 1996, when it was purchased by John Kinkaid, a St. Paul businessman who brought the car to Minnesota, where it has remained ever since. The current owner acquired the car. in 1998. Currently, the odometer shows only 62,000 miles, which are believed to be original.

Recently, the car has been given a new convertible top and side curtains, along with period-correct tires. The wire spoke wheels were also refinished and painted. The car includes its original trunk, Trippe lights, and a full set of tools, a shop manual, and its owner's manual.

In 2013, the car was offered for sale in Scottsdale, Arizona by RM Auctions. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $88,000 including buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2013
In 1928 Cadillac introduced a new V8 engine that was 341 cubic-inches and produced 90 horsepower. The vehicle in which is was installed was called the 341, or the Series 341 and 341B. Production of this engine, and this series, continued until 1929 when it was replaced by the 353. The Series 353 had a 353 cubic-inch engine which benefited from a 3.38 inch bore and 4.94 inch.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2007
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