1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 Sport Phaeton Vehicle Profile

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V161930 Cadillac Series 452A V161930 Cadillac Series 452A V16
Sport Phaeton
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Engine # 702877
Sold for $412,500 at 2014 RM Auctions - Hershey.
Cadillac's reputation for building automobiles combining performance and luxury would never be more firmly established then at the beginning of the 1930s when it joined a very select sphere of automobiledom.

The turning point would come when Cadillac set its sights on building its own engine. But this would not be just some engine. There had been just one other manufacturer to build a 16-cylinder engine for a passenger car and that manufacturer was none other than Bugatti.

A 16-cylinder engine was something to be expected from Bugatti. At the end of the 1920s and well through the 1930s, Bugatti was one of the premier automobile makers in the world. Cadillac would join that rarified air when it introduced its V-16 at the 1930 New York Auto Show.

The Great Depression was, unfortunately, still in its early stages. There was the belief the economy would overcome the issue rather quickly. The belief was such that it encouraged those at General Motors to conduct and elaborate disinformation campaign just to keep people in the dark as to the true project that had been well underway. Then, at the auto show, Cadillac would let the cat out of the bag and would join Bugatti in an elite category.

Over the course of 1930 and 1931 Cadillac would produce just a total of 85 examples of the V-16 Sport Phaeton. Of those 85 to be produced over the course of a single calendar year, very few remain. This is one of those few examples.

Documents indicate this particular sport phaeton would carry body number 94, which would be placed upon chassis number 702877. Accordingly, this particular example would be considered one of the last ten to be produced over the course of 1930. Toward the end of that year people were beginning to realize the financial situation was worse than many believed. Therefore, 702877 would be one of those examples that would bounce around before finding a home.

Upon completion, the car would be shipped to New York. The day of departure would be the day before Christmas. However, the Christmas present would be returned to the factory some time in February for some undocumented reason. Leaving the factory for a second time, 702877 would end up in Philadelphia.

Between 1931 and the 1980s, the sport phaeton's history remains something of a mystery. However, by the 1980s, the Cadillac would be in the hands of Walt Dietzel. The car would remain in Dietzel's possession until around the new millennium. At that point in time, the 1930 Cadillac would come to be owned by its current proprietor.

Since coming into the hands of its current owner, 702877 has undergone restoration efforts, which include returning the car to its original appearance. Therefore, the car would be refinished in its original metallic silver and bright blue. Other exterior features would include whitewall tires, chromed hood louvers, dual Pilot Ray driving lights and spotlights, chromed wire wheels and even Cadillac's goddess mascot.

Shown at such events as the Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance, the 1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton remains an impressive example of the few remaining V-16 Sport Phaeton.

The 1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton would be one of the highlights of the 2014 Hershey auction hosted by RM Auctions. Estimated to garner between $375,000 and $450,000, 702877 would end up earning $412,500.

By Jeremy McMullen

Chassis#

2014 RM Auctions - Hershey
Pre-Auction Estimates :$375,000-$450,000 
Sale Price : $412,500

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History
2014$412,500

2018 1
2017 6
2016 4
2015 6
2014 3
2013 4
2011 6
2010 4
2009 2
2008 4

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$203,500$203,5001
2017$456,708$1,100,0006
2016$673,549$1,457,5004
2015$523,709$1,925,0006
2014$584,833$1,100,0003
2013$210,494$492,9764
2011$355,896$577,5006
2010$323,125$440,0004
2009$218,000$309,5002
2008$368,500$693,0004

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 Cadillac V-16 Two-Passenger Coupe
Chassis#: 701341
Sold for $203,500
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Auburn Auction
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac V-16 Imperial Limousine
Chassis#: 700859
Sold for $99,000
  2017 The Auburn Auction : Worldwide Auctioneers
 
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Coupe
Chassis#: 702089
Sold for $180,000
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster by Fleetwood
Chassis#: 701070
Sold for $797,500
  2017 RM Sothebys : Santa Monica
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 Club Sedan
Sold for $195,250
  2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupe by Fleetwood
Sold for $368,500
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster by Fleetwood
Sold for $1,100,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood
Chassis#: 702425
Sold for $687,500
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster by Fleetwood
Sold for $1,457,500
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac V-16 All-Weather Phaeton
Chassis#: $350,000
Sold for $291,500
  2016 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic
 
1930 Cadillac V16 Series 452 Dual-cowl Phaeton
Chassis#: 700665
Sold for $257,697
  2016 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 Two-Passenger Coupe by Fleetwood
Sold for $319,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
 
1930 Cadillac V16 Sedan Project
Chassis#: 700375
Sold for $100,754
  2015 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 Transformable Limousine Brougham
Chassis#: 700298
Sold for $220,000
  2015 The Auburn Auction
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Sedan by Murphy
Sold for $1,925,000
  2015 RM Sotheyb's : The Andrews Collection
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupe by Fleetwood
Sold for $456,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 CADILLAC V-16 LANDAULETTE DE LUXE
Chassis#: 702297
Sold for $121,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster by Fleetwood
Sold for $1,100,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Hershey
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for $412,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Hershey
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac V-16 Madame X Sedan Cabriolet by Fleetwood
Sold for $242,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Hershey
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  

No Sale

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster in the style of Fleetwood 2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction $350,000$450,000
1930 Cadillac V16 All Weather Phaeton 2014 Bonhams The Scottsdale Auction $275,000$325,000
1930 Cadillac Sixteen Madame X Sedan Cabriolet7020542013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$135,000  
1930 Cadillac V-16 All Weather Phaeton 2013 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction $275,000$350,000
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 2010 Leake Auctions Tulsa, Oklahoma$240,000  
1930 Cadillac V16 série 452 dual-cowl phaéton7006652010 Bonhams Automobiles d'Exception á Rétromobile $350,000$450,000
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V167008982009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook$210,000$250,000$350,000
1930 Cadillac Series 452A 2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Hershey $100,000$125,000
1930 CADILLAC IMPERIAL LIMOUSINE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$72,100  

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