1931 Cadillac 452A V-16 Vehicle Profile

All-Weather Phaeton
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Cadillac's break through V-16 engine marked a continuation of engine leadership that began with Cadillac's introduction of the first mass produced V-8 in 1914. This magnificent engine delivered its considerable power with smoothness unmatched in the industry, making Cadillac V16s the vehicle of choice among sports and entertainment stars like Babe Ruth and Marlena Dietrich.

This Fleetwood-bodied, dual windshield V-16 Phaeton was ordered by a young lady, Augusta Little, in 1931. One of 86 built, the unique dual windshield styling of this car serves as a striking complement to its remarkable engine.

While Ms. Little's fleet of vehicles grew to include Ferraris, BMWs and Jaguars, this 1931 V-16 Cadillac remained her favorite, driving it regularly before presenting it to the Cadillac Division in 1976, asking only that they take good car of here 'baby.' Adjusted for current economics, the original purchase price would grow to nearly $100,00 in today's dollars.

Chassis#

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number 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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