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1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16

Chassis number : 7-952

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Sold for $1,187,500 at 2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island.
This Cadillac Series 452 V-16 has a Fleetwood Roadster body; it is believed that there are less than ten 1930-1931 V-16 Roadsters in existence today. This car was used as the model for Danbury Mint's die-cast 1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster model.

This Cadillac with body number 29 has early features not retained on later 1930 and 1931 model-year V16s, such as the lack of cowl vent and the early dash assembly.

The original owner was William C. Bryant of Jefferson Avenue in Detroit who took delivery of the Roadster at Cadillac's Detroit Assembly Plant. The second owner was Wilbur Sanders, of Detroit, who purchased the car in the 1950s. In the 1980s, it was sold to Richard Sahlin. At the time, the car had low mileage and had never been disassembled or restored. Sahlin embarked on a professional restoration; after the work was completed, it was judged by the CCCA during 1990 and 1991 seasons and awarded a Senior Badge. Also in 1991, it was a class winner at the Meadowbrook Concours.

In the 1990s, the car became part of the collection of Dr. Joseph Murphy of Pennsylvania. He later sold the car to a private collector on the West Coast. It was put on display, for a short time, at the Los Angeles-based Petersen Automotive Museum for a short period of time and exhibited at the 1998 Pebble Beach Concours. Around 2014, it entered the car of its current owners. Since then, it has been given a re-restoration which included a new black leather interior, new black top, new paint and a complete mechanical servicing.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2019

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2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,250,000-USD $1,500,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,187,500

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Cadillac Series 452A V16

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$880,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : The Hershey Auction
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 CADILLAC SERIES 452 V-16 ROADSTER
Chassis#: 7-926
Sold for USD$1,655,000
  2022 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster
Chassis#: 702092
Sold for USD$758,500
  2022 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Enthusiast Auction
 
1930 Cadillac V16 Série 452 Roadster par Fleetwood
Chassis#: 701990
Sold for USD$339,511
  2022 Artcurial : Retromobile
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac V-16 Transformable Town Cabriolet by Fleetwood
Chassis#: 700492
Sold for USD$395,500
  2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster in the style of Fleetwood
Chassis#: 700697
Sold for USD$169,010
  2022 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$885,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Arizona
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac V-16 All-Weather Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$182,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 CADILLAC/LASALLE V-16 SPEEDSTER CUSTOM
Sold for USD$47,040
  2020 Bonhams : Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$802,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac V-16 All-Weather Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$200,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood
Chassis#: 7/1/2597
Sold for USD$1,105,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac 452A V-16 Landaulette De Luxe
Chassis#: 702297
Sold for USD$167,750
  2020 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale Arizona Auction
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$1,221,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster Coachwork by Fleetwood
Chassis#: 7-952
Sold for USD$1,187,500
  2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 image  
1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$940,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Coupe
Sold for USD$170,500
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$495,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 Two-Passenger Coupe
Chassis#: 701341
Sold for USD$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 USD$99,000
  2017 The Auburn Auction : Worldwide Auctioneers
 

Cadillac Series 452A V16s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster 2022 Broad Arrow Auctions : Monterey Jet Center Auction $550,000$650,000
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster7019902022 Mecum : Monterey$425,000  
1930 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Phaeton by Murphy7-90942021 RM Sothebys : Monterey $1,500,000$1,800,000
1930 CADILLAC SERIES 452 V-16 IMPERIAL SEDAN 4330 2020 Bonhams : Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum $150,000$180,000
1930 Cadillac V-16 Madame X Imperial Landaulet Cabriolet 2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Pacific Grove Auction   
1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster in the style of Fleetwood 2019 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba $400,000$500,000
1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster in the style of Fleetwood 2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island $325,000$425,000
1930 Cadillac V-16 Seven-Passenger Imperial Sedan by Fleetwood7024022018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
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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1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle thumbnail image  1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle thumbnail image  
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1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 Profiles

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis #: 7-926
Engine #: 701432
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Sport Coupe
Coachwork: Fisher
Chassis #: 701341
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Madame X Coupe
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Madame X Coupe
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Transformable Town Cabriolet
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
All-Weather Phaeton by Murphy
Coachwork: Murphy
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis #: 7-9094
Engine #: 700991
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Madame X Sedan
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis #: 41613
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Madame X Sedan
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis #: 702103
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Madame X Sedan
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis #: 700979
Engine #: 700979
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis #: 700809
Engine #: 700809
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe Style 4335 by Fleetwood
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Engine #: 700898
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: Rollston & Company
Designer: Harley Earl
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Fleetwood Imperial Landaulet
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis #: 7-2218
Engine #: 702338
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Limousine
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Chassis #: 700280
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: Fleetwood
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Fleetwood Sedan Cabriolet
Coachwork: Fleetwood
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
All Weather Phaeton Coupe
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis #: 702514
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Fleetwood Sedan Cabriolet
Coachwork: Fleetwood
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Limousine
Coachwork: Fleetwood
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
All Weather Phaeton
Coachwork: Fleetwood
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Imperial Cabriolet
Coachwork: Fleetwood
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
All Weather Phaeton
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Chassis #: 700543
Engine #: 34
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Fleetwood
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
All Weather Phaeton
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Engine #: 701834
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
All Weather Phaeton
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Engine #: 702723
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Imperial Club Sedan
Coachwork: Fleetwood
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
All Weather Phaeton Coupe
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Engine #: 701761
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Madame X Sedan
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Engine #: 702054
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Sport Phaeton
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Engine #: 702877
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe Style 4335 by Fleetwood
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Engine #: 701777
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Saloon Landaulette De Luxe
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: 702297
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
All Weather Phaeton
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Engine #: 700395
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Sport Phaeton
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Chassis #: 702425
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Phaeton
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Engine #: 700503
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Sport Phaeton
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Chassis #: 7-2597
Engine #: 702455
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Fleetwood
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis #: 7-952
Engine #: 701056
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Engine #: 701673
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Sport Phaeton
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Engine #: 702478
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
All Weather Phaeton Coupe
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Engine #: 702515
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis #: 701990
Engine #: 701990