1931 Cadillac 452A V-16 / 452A703249 Chassis Information

Sport Phaeton Style
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 452A703249
The Cadillac Sixteen carried an overhead-valve, 452-cubic-inch engine, which produced 165 horsepower and 320 pounds/feet of torque. One of the undoubted greats in an era of great cars, the Sixteen was theoretically available in 33 different models, ranging from a $5,350 two-passenger roadster to an $8,750 cabriolet.

The Sixteen was intended to establish Cadillac in the rarified realm of Packard, Peerless, and Pierce-Arrow. That it did, offering superb luxury and smooth, effortless power with minimal shifting. There was little to set them apart - until Cadillac unveiled its astounding ohv V16 Dual Windshield Sport Phaeton in 1931. It was a one-off body, never to be repeated.

The mutli-cylinder Cadillac's failed to sell well in the devastated Depression market. The peak was 1930-1931, when exactly 3,250 Sixteens and 5,725 Twelves were built. This car was manufactured in 1931 but was not sold until 1932. It was enjoyed for many years by several owners until 1985 when it was restored in Hollywood, CA, by a noted V16 Cadillac restorer.

This 1931 Cadillac V16 Sport Phaeton with coachwork by Fleetwood was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. It was estimated to sell between $550,000 - $650,000. It is powered by a 452 cubic-inch V16 engine mounted at a 45-degree angle and estimated to produce 185 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel vacuum assisted mechanical brakes.

The vehicle's restoration was finished in 1985. It is finished in dark blue with a blue leather interior. It was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours where it won its class. A year later, it was shown at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance where it won its class and the Best in Show award. It has earned an AACA National First Senior Award and scored a perfect 100 points in CCCA judging. It has earned top awards at the 2005 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance and the Concours d'Elegance of the Eastern United States.

Throughout the years, its restoration has been continuously re-touched.

At auction, the car did find a new owner. The selling price was inline with the estimated value, with a sale price of $561,000.

Chassis# 452A703249

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number 452A703249 Auction Sales History

2017 1
2015 2
2012 2
2010 2
2009 5
2008 1
2006 4
2004 3

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$577,500$577,5001
2015$289,037$319,0002
2012$304,000$465,0002
2010$414,000$418,0002
2009$400,637$632,5005
2008$104,500$104,5001
2006$413,950$715,0004
2004$400,600$484,0003

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 CADILLAC V-16 LANCEFIELD CONVERTIBLE VICTORIA
Chassis#: 702873
Sold for $577,500
  2017 Dragone Lime Rock Park
 
1931 CADILLAC V-16 SERIES 452 TOWN BROUGHAM
Chassis#: 703164
Sold for $259,073
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1931 Cadillac V-16 Roadster in the style of Fleetwood
Sold for $319,000
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
    
1931 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Special Dual Cowl Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for $465,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
  
1931 Cadillac Imperial V16 Limo Fleetwood
Sold for $143,000
  2012 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale, Fl
 
1931 Cadillac V16 Roadster by Fleetwood
Sold for $418,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
  
1931 Cadillac 452 V-16 Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 702401
Sold for $410,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
    
1931 Cadillac V16 Roadster
Chassis#: 703165
Sold for $404,687
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1931 Cadillac 452A V-16 Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 703249
Sold for $550,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
 
1931 Cadillac V-16 All Weather Phaeton
Sold for $185,000
  2009 Leake Auctions - Tulsa - 37th Annual Leake Auto Auction - QuikTrip Center
 
1931 Cadillac 452A V-16
Chassis#: 703110
Sold for $231,000
  2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction
    
1931 Cadillac 452A V-16
Sold for $632,500
  2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company
    
1931 Cadillac 452A V-16
Sold for $104,500
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
    
1931 Cadillac 452 V-16 Special
Sold for $715,000
  2006 The Otis Chandler Collection Auction
 
1931 Cadillac V16 Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 702797
Sold for $495,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
    
1931 Cadillac V-16 Seven Passenger Sedan
Chassis#: 703106
Sold for $82,800
  2006 The J.C. Stevens Estate Auction
 
1931 Cadillac V16 Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 702401
Sold for $363,000
  2006 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
    
1931 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton
Sold for $484,000
  2004 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
 
1931 CADILLAC V16 ALL WEATHER PHAETON
Chassis#: 363
Sold for $233,800
  2004 Bonhams - MOTOR CARS
 
1931 Cadillac V16 Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 702406
Sold for $484,000
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
    

No Sale

1931 Cadillac 452A V-16's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 Cadillac V16 Convertible Victoria par Lancefield7028732017 Artcurial : Retromobile $600,000$900,000
1931 Cadillac V16 Five Passenger Imperial Landau Cabriolet7025842016 Dragone : The Boston Cup Auction $350,000$375,000
1931 Cadillac 452A 2010 Branson Auctions Spring 2010$500,000  
1931 Cadillac V-16 All Weather Phaeton 2009 Leake Auctions Dallas 37th Annual Leake Auto Auction Market Hall$155,000  
1931 Cadillac V-16 Series 452A All-Weather Phaeton7005432009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $250,000$280,000
1930 Cadillac V16 Sport Phaeton7024012008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions$475,000$500,000$600,000

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