Sold for $77,000 at 2010 RM Sothebys
Sold for $88,970 (£56,000) at 2012 RM Sothebys
For 1904, Cadillac introduced the new four-cylinder Model D. This mighty machine had a 30 horsepower engine driving the 100-inch wheelbase. The demand for the single-cylinder cars remained high, so new Model E and F were introduced. The Model E was a runabout while the F was a four-passenger tourer or a delivery car. Both models had a radiator mounted at the front of an 'engine hood,' in the style of a front-engine car, although the engine remained under the seat.
This example is believed to be a 1904 Model F. The 98.2 cubic-inch horizontal single-cylinder engine delivers 9 horsepower which is sent to the rear wheels via a two-speed planetary transmission. The 76-inch wheelbase is kept in the driver's control via the dual differential-mounted brakes.
This car has participated in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. It is presently titled by its VCC Dating Certificate number. Reportedly sold new in Great Britain, it is believed the car was owned by the family of record-setting English racer Sir Malcolm Campbell. The car is equipped with British-style lamps and accessories and a body in the British style, all of which add credence to its English heritage.
It has an older restoration and painted in blue with black leather upholstery.
In 2010, this 4-Passenger Touring car was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $50,000 - $70,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $77,000 including buyer's premium.By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2010