1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve Town Coupe / 4000505 Chassis Information

1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve photograph

1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve photograph

1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve photograph

1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve photograph

1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve
Town Coupe
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Chassis #: 4000505
Sold for $55,000 at 2015 Motostalgia Auction - Indianapolis Brickyard.
Sold for $37,400 at 2017 Motostalgia : Amelia Island.
The Roaring Twenties received its name due to the thriving economy and the upsurge of consumerism as the American public unreservedly embraced their future. Efficiency brought about more leisure time at work and home. There was more time for social and cultural pursuits which included film, music, literature and carousing. The automobile and the stature created by having the right car in the coach house was part of this evolution and Cadillac had established themselves as a key player in this domain.

This all changed on Black Friday (October 29th of 1929), when the number of individuals who could continue to lead this life of extravagance greatly dwindled. Some top-flight automobiles would survive this difficult era and in great style, though in fewer numbers built. The Cadillac brand was one of these and by 1933 the Standard of the World ushered in a period of attractive styling and streamlining.

Cadillac introduced their V-16 engine in 1930; a few months later, Cadillac's Chief Engineer Ernest Seaholm, announced another milestone, the Model 370 V12 series. It was essentially the same basic engine as the V-16, but with four fewer cylinders. By 1933, V16 production had slowed to only confirmed orders while the V12 was finding some marketing success even though just 952 units were produced that year.

For Cadillac in 1933, sales bottomed out during this worst year of the Depression. There was nowhere to go but up, and the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair titled A Century Of Progress was one of the places where automotive manufacturers had a chance to display their wares. New was Fisher No-Draft ventilation. Modernization and continued changes to the design brought about more pleasing body liens. For the Model 370C, Cadillac offered sixteen body styles on two wheelbases.

This particular example has a Town Coupe bodystyle, which could comfortably accommodate 4-passengers, or 5 if needed. It last changed hands in the late 1960's when the current owner was residing in Wisconsin. At the time, it was a fully operational vehicle that was shown at several events including meets of the Cadillac-LaSalle Club. After the owners moved to Texas, the car was put away in a barn and would remain there for over four decades.

This Town Coupe is finished in Classic Blue with a mostly original interior with gray-stripe broadcloth fabric covering the seats and side panels. The original headliner remains in place. Currently, it is in running, barn-find condition.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2017


2017 Motostalgia : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$50,000-$75,000 
Sale Price :
$37,400

2015 Motostalgia Auction - Indianapolis Brickyard

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$55,000-$75,000 
Sale Price :
$55,000

2019 1
2017 3
2015 1
2012 2
2010 1
2004 1

1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1933 sales)
1933 Cadillac Model 370A V-12 Coupe
Chassis#: T300347
Sold for $145,200
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1933 Cadillac V-12 Five-Passenger Town Sedan by Fisher
Sold for $40,700
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve image  1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve image  
1933 Cadillac V-12 Seven-Passenger Sedan
Chassis#: 4000109
Sold for $60,500
  2017 The Auburn Auction : Worldwide Auctioneers
 
1933 Cadillac Model 370C V-12 Town Coupe
Chassis#: 4000505
Sold for $37,400
  2017 Motostalgia : Amelia Island
1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve image  1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve image  
1933 Cadillac Model 370C Town Coupe V-12
Chassis#: 4000505
Sold for $55,000
  2015 Motostalgia Auction - Indianapolis Brickyard
1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve image  1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve image  
1933 Cadillac Twelve Limousine
Sold for $41,250
  2012 RM Auctions - Hershey, PA
 
1933 Cadillac V-12 4-Door Sedan Dual Side Mount Spares, Rear Luggage Rack
Sold for $65,000
  2012 Mecum - Dallas, TX
 
1933 Cadillac V12 Town Coupe
Sold for $47,300
  2010 RM Auctions - The Pate Collection
 
1933 Cadillac V-12 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 4000726
Sold for $88,000
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1933 Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1933 Cadillac 370C V-12 Five-Passenger Town Sedan 2016 Auctions America : Hilton Head $60,000$80,000
1933 Cadillac Convertible CoupeFL12R3472012 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale, Fl$65,000$80,000$100,000
1933 CADILLAC V-12 CONVERTIBLE COUPE 2011 Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction$100,000  
1933 Cadillac V-12 Convertible Sedan 2005 The Florida Collector Car Auction$105,000  
1933 CADILLAC 7 PASSENGER40001092002 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction November 2002$65,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Cadillac 370B V121932 Fisher-Imperial Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Engine Num: 1301292
Chassis information for the Cadillac 370B V121932 Fisher-Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis information for the Cadillac 370B V121932 Fisher-Sport Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis information for the Cadillac 370B V121932 Fleetwood-Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac 370B V121932 Fleetwood-Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 1300241
Chassis information for the Cadillac 370B V121932 Fisher-Sport Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis Num: 1301125
Chassis information for the Cadillac 370B V121932 Fisher-Sport Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis Num: 1301674
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve1933 Town Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve1933 Town Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Engine Num: 4000043
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve1933 Town Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 370-C Twelve1933 Town Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 4000505


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