1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 Convertible Coupe Style 4335 by Fleetwood Vehicle Profile

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16 photograph

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Convertible Coupe Style 4335 by Fleetwood
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Engine # 700898
Sold for $324,500 at 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook.
High bid of $210,000 at 2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook. (did not sell)
Sold for $253,000 at 2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona.
Sold for $368,500 at 2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island.
Henry Leland was 47 years old when he moved his family to Detroit. He had enjoyed a prosperous career having invented mechanical hair clippers and more success was on the horizon for this precision machinery expert. Teaming up with Robert C. Falconer, the duo began producing precision gears and later moved into the production of steam engines for Detroit street cars and small gasoline engines.

Oldsmobile contracted the precision company in 1901 to build a single cylinder internal combustion engine for their Curved Dash vehicle. The engine that Leland & Falconer created was 23-percent more powerful than existing Oldsmobile engines. It was rightfully dubbed the 'Little Hercules.' Sadly, the engine was rejected after a fire at the Oldsmobile factory delayed production and the retooling further delayed the release of the car.

Leland played a part in forming the company named after the French explorer who founded Detroit in the eighteenth century - Le Sieur Antoine de la Moth Cadillac - the Cadillac Automobile Company. Three decades later, the world was introduced to the sixteen-cylinder Cadillac. It was the first true 16 cylinder engine built from scratch. It was designed by Owen Nacker and given a 45-degree cylinder bank angle and overhead valve design allowing for a very narrow design. The external manifold provided good access to the engine compartment. It went a step beyond just a mechanical tour-de force, it was a thing of beauty and style. All of the wiring was hidden and there was plenty of gleaming polished aluminum, and a pair of valve covers with brushed aluminum ridged surfaces with the Cadillac emblem.

The least expensive of the V16 Cadillac bodystyles was the Roadster style 4302 which sold for $5,350. The other end of the scale was the convertible coupe style 4235 which sold for $6,900. This example is a Fleetwood Convertible Coupe with style 4335 and sold new for $5,900. It is a unique design with a 'V' swing-out windshield with a seven-degree rake. There are suicide doors hinged at the rear and a 'LeBaron'-style curved hood.

Only 100 examples of the style 4335 were known to be produced. Only 12 are known to exist and even fewer are matching number cars, such as this example. It wears body number 47, is painted in two-tone red, and rides on 19-inch wire wheels. There are eight-inch lower Pilot-Ray driving lights that turn with the front wheels, chrome fender lights and dual side mounted 19-inch wire wheels.

In 2008 this 1930 Cadillac V16 Convertible Coupe was brought to RM Auctions 'Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook' where it was estimated to sell for $280,000-$350,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for $324,500 including buyer's premium.

The car returned just one year later to the same auction and again was put onto the block. The car was estimated to sell for $250,000 - $350,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had failed to sell after achieving a high bid of $210,000.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2009

Chassis#

2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
Pre-Auction Estimates :$300,000-$350,000 
Sale Price : $368,500
2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
Pre-Auction Estimates :$250,000-$300,000 
Sale Price : $253,000
2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
Pre-Auction Estimates :$250,000-$350,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)$210,000
2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
Pre-Auction Estimates :$280,000-$350,000 
Sale Price : $324,500

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History
2017$368,500
2010$253,000
2009Pre-Sale Estimates: $250,000 - $350,000
2008$324,500

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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