1934 Cadillac 452D V16 Convertible Sedan w/Divider (Modified V Windshield) Vehicle Profile

1934 Cadillac 452D V16 photograph

1934 Cadillac 452D V16 photograph

1934 Cadillac 452D V16 photograph

1934 Cadillac 452D V16 photograph

1934 Cadillac 452D V16 photograph

1934 Cadillac 452D V16 photograph

1934 Cadillac 452D V16 photograph

1934 Cadillac 452D V16 photograph

1934 Cadillac 452D V16 photograph

1934 Cadillac 452D V161934 Cadillac 452D V161934 Cadillac 452D V161934 Cadillac 452D V161934 Cadillac 452D V161934 Cadillac 452D V161934 Cadillac 452D V161934 Cadillac 452D V161934 Cadillac 452D V16
Convertible Sedan w/Divider (Modified V Windshield)
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Designer: Harley Earl
Engine Num: 5100040
Sold for $550,000 at 2012 Gooding & Company.
Sold for $462,631 (DKK 2,875,000) at 2015 Bonhams.
Mr. Thomas H.W. Stonborough placed an order for a new 1934 Cadillac V-16 through the New York Cadillac agency. Specified with Fleetwood style number 5780, the V-16 was completed as a five-passenger convertible sedan with a Vee'd windscreen and divider between the passenger compartments and the driver. The car was finished in brown and given a black Victoria leather top and custom ordered with a silver 'goddess' mascot. Mr. Stonborough paid approximately $7,850 car, which was retained as a chauffeur-drive conveyance during summer months.

After World War II, Mr. Stonborough returned to Europe, presumably selling the Cadillac prior to his departure. In 1949, the car was purchased by Archie Marcotte who drove it home to Dickinson, North Dakota. With the help of his friend Richard Wehner, he removed the 16-cylinder engine and began to construct a race car around the powerplant. First he used a 1937 Ford chassis and later a custom-built tubular frame. Trying to get even more horsepower from the engine, Marcotte replaced the stock camshaft with a three-quarter race cam from the Los Angeles, California, performance equipment company Harmon and Collins, Inc. He installed a special intake manifold with eight Stromberg 97s. He fabricated a streamlined, sheet metal exterior and dubbed the Cadillac-powered special, the 'Sweet Sixteen.'
The Cadillac, now without an engine, was given a Mercury flathead V-8 and was used by Marcotte as his primary tow vehicle. Marcotte later moved to Glendive, Montana and later lost interest in his various race car project. The Convertible Sedan and Sweet Sixteen later changed hands, though the pair always remained side-by-side.

The current owner purchased both vehicles in 1974. Over the next two decades he collected many original parts and spares. In the late 1990s, a Pebble Beach quality restoration began. The engine was returned to its correct factory specifications and reunited with the Cadillac chassis. As work was nearing completion, the owner received an invitation to display the V-16 at Pebble Beach, not as a complete car but as a fully restored, rolling chassis. In August of 2001, the Stonborough V-16 Cadillac made its concours debut at Pebble Beach. After the show, the rest of the restoration work was completed.

In August of 2009, the V-16 made its second appearance on the lawn at Pebble Beach, this time as a fully restored, complete automobile. It was in the Class C-2: American Classic Open 1933-1941 where it earned Second in Class honors. It later earned Best in Class honors at the Kirkland Concours d'Elegance and most recently a CCCA First Prize, scoring 100 points.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, California. It was estimated to sell for $500,000 - $650,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $550,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2012

Chassis#

2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
Sale Price : $462,631 (DKK 2,875,000.00)
2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
Pre-Auction Estimates :$500,000-$650,000 
Sale Price : $550,000

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History
2015$462,631
2012$550,000

2015 1
2013 1
2012 3
2007 1
2005 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2015$462,631$462,6311
2013$825,000$825,0001
2012$649,000$1,001,0003
2007$616,000$616,0001
2005$83,600$83,6001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 CADILLAC V-16 SERIES 452 CONVERTIBLE SEDAN
Chassis#: 5100040
Sold for $462,631
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
1934 Cadillac 452D V16 image  1934 Cadillac 452D V16 image  
1934 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Sedan by Fleetwood
Sold for $825,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Arizona
1934 Cadillac 452D V16 image  1934 Cadillac 452D V16 image  
1934 Cadillac V-16 452D Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 5100040
Sold for $550,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
1934 Cadillac 452D V16 image  1934 Cadillac 452D V16 image  
1934 Cadillac V-16 452D Two-Passenger Stationary Coupe
Chassis#: 5776
Sold for $396,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
 
1934 Cadillac Sixteen Custom Roadster
Chassis#: 5100137
Sold for $1,001,000
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
 
1934 Cadillac 452D Fleetwood
Sold for $616,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
1934 Cadillac 452D V16 image  1934 Cadillac 452D V16 image  
1934 Cadillac V16 Formal Sedan
Chassis#: 5100024
Sold for $83,600
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 

No Sale

1934 Cadillac 452D V16's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1934 Cadillac Fleetwood V16 Town Sedan Limo 2016 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels   
1934 Cadillac 452-D V-16 Convertible Sedan 2009 Bonhams Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club $220,000$240,000

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