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For Sale: 1929 Cadillac 341B
in Burbank, California

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Auctions America by RM
Auctions America by RM
Marriott Burbank Airport 2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
877-906-2437
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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America's California event, July 31-2, 2014.Estimate:$140,000 - $175,000 In period, as now, Cadillac was well-known and respected for their compelling beauty, aristocratic elegance and individuality of style that established a vogue. The cars were offered with a promise to have a foundation for the utmost safety for you and your family, and with the mechanical innovations offered for the first time in 1929, the car was said to steer with superlative ease and was undemanding for any man or woman to master. Brilliance, zest and smoothness of performance were commonplace for the established marque. Compared to its predecessor, the exterior of the 1929 Cadillac was little changed. Parking lamps were moved from the cowl to the tops of the fendersa subtle modification providing a bit sportier look. This was the first year for all brightwork to be chrome plated and significant changes took place under the sheetmetal. Most important was a new clashless Synchro-Mesh Silent-Shift three-speed transmission, negating the need for double-clutching while also enabling much smoother gear selection. New mechanical four-wheel brakes required considerably less pedal pressure than earlier models, and shatterproof Security Plate glass became standard in all windows. The suspension system featured new double-acting Delco shock absorbers, and fully adjustable seats became standard. The engine for this 140-inch wheelbase Cadillac measures 341-cid with 90 horsepower in a V-8 configuration, and it is reported the engine has the high compression head option. Additional features are roller-style cam lifters and pressure-type oil system. This CCCA Full Classic has been restored in a frame-off, nut-and-bolt manner and when this work was completed over the 2006 to 2008 timeframe, there was approximately $250,000 invested in returning this fine Fisher-bodied roadster (Style 1184) to its current state. The Cadillac is well-known as a former John Buddy Walton car that has been featured over the years in numerous publications. The Cadillac is reported to be correct after spending a long term in storage in a southern state. After careful consideration of cosmetically restoring the still running car, it was decided to do a complete disassembly and leave no piece untouched during a comprehensive restoration. All parts were stripped to bare metal and after careful prep work, were finished in PPG urethane product. No rust was found in the bodywork, other than the area where the back edge of the running boards joined the lower body aprons, while the woodwork was also found to be solid. The proper and original V-8 engine was rebuilt and re-installed utilizing re-babbitted rods, Ross forged pistons and a completely balanced rotating assembly. Among the details that exhibit the care in this presentation are the fully functional Stuart gas pump system, properly operating radiator shutters, correct colored wiring harnesses, hoses and hardware. Even the top has the correct, steam-bent oak bows. The data tag and body number all are reported to correspond to the original Cadillac Motor Car sales order, a copy of same is included in the sale. The restoration is fully documented with photos plus receipts, and the cream and apple green colors were carefully chosen from the original Cadillac palette of tones. Lawrence P. Fisher, general manager of the Cadillac division, had met and hired Harley Earl and had commissioned Earl to design the 1927 LaSalle for Cadillacs companion marque. The success of the LaSalle convinced General Motors president Alfred P. Sloan to create the Art and Color Section of General Motors, and to name Earl as its first director. This lovely classic car had the benefit of Earl's design influences, certainly some of the most admired cars came from the pen and mind of this automotive visionary. Among the features on this desirable Cadillac are optional dual side-mounted spares, optional trunk rack, optional windwings on the folding windshield, goddess radiator ornament, size #6 Buffalo wire wheels, rumbleseat, dual taillights, golf club storage area, original toolkit and jack, original shop and parts manuals and record books, plus full side curtains and convertible top boot.

LOT NUMBER: CA14_r0027
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Country
United States
 
City, State
Burbank, CA
Zip
91505
Vehicle Basics

Year
1929

 
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