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1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 Roadster

Widely considered the most beautiful body on the Cadillac 16 chassis, the two-passenger roadster by Fleetwood, style no. 4302 achieved a remarkable sporty appearance for such a large powerful automobile.

On January 4, 1930, Cadillac stunned the world at the New York Auto Show with the introduction of its V-16. Cadillac instantly catapulted itself to the head of the luxury car class. Until then, only Bugatti had produced a 16-cylinder engine. Cadillac's V-16 was the first true 16-cylinder engine built from scratch. It was a project that was led by Owen Milton Nacker under conditions of the utmost secrecy.

Cadillac's V-16 was the first automotive engine ever to be 'styled,' as the wiring was hidden and the engine compartment was dressed up with gleaming polished aluminum, porcelain, and a pair of beautiful valve covers featuring the Cadillac emblem.

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1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Cadillac Series 452A V16

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster
Chassis#: 702537
Sold for USD$93,500
  2024 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster
Chassis#: 701990
Sold for USD$550,000
  2024 Mecum : Kissimmee
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1930 CADILLAC SERIES 452 V-16 SEVEN-PASSENGER SEDAN
Sold for USD$78,400
  2023 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1930 CADILLAC SERIES 452 V-16 CONVERTIBLE COUPE
Sold for USD$268,800
  2023 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$1,105,000
  2023 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
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1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$880,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : The Hershey Auction
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1930 CADILLAC SERIES 452 V-16 ROADSTER
Chassis#: 7-926
Sold for USD$1,655,000
  2022 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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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
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1930 Cadillac V-16 Transformable Town Cabriolet by Fleetwood
Chassis#: 700492
Sold for USD$395,500
  2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
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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
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1930 Cadillac V-16 All-Weather Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$182,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
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1930 CADILLAC/LASALLE V-16 SPEEDSTER CUSTOM
Sold for USD$47,040
  2020 Bonhams : Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
 
1930 Cadillac V-16 All-Weather Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$200,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
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1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$802,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
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1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood
Chassis#: 2597-7-1
Sold for USD$1,105,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
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1930 Cadillac 452A V-16 Landaulette De Luxe
Chassis#: 702297
Sold for USD$167,750
  2020 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale Arizona Auction
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1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for USD$1,221,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
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1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster Coachwork by Fleetwood
Chassis#: 7-952
Sold for USD$1,187,500
  2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island
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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 by Fleetwood7-9522024 RM Sothebys : ModaMiami $1,000,000$1,300,000
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster7-19242024 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction $1,000,000$1,200,000
1930 Cadillac V-16 Transformable Town Cabriolet by Fleetwood 2023 RM Sothebys : Monterey $300,000$400,000
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster7025372023 Mecum : Monterey$90,000$250,000$400,000
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster7019902023 Mecum : Monterey$350,000$400,000$600,000
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster7019902023 Mecum : Houston$550,000  
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Transformable Town Cabriolet 2023 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction $350,000$450,000
1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster 2023 Mecum : Kissimmee$400,000  
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

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