Offered here for your consideration is a remarkable 1931 Cadillac 370-A 2 Door Rumble Seat Sport Coupe V-12. This is an example of one of America’s finest motorcars. Only (4) of this model is known to be in existence today out of the 302 originally manufactured. Discovered in Yakima Washington in 2008 after living most of its life on the apple farm, the current owner purchased it from the son of the original owner, thus keeping it a family owned car since new in 1931. The original owners of the car were farmers of the famous Washington Apple and took them to market. The Washington Apple can be found in grocery stores and farmers markets all around the world. This Cadillac was a big part of the family’s history. The odometer read 43,000 original miles since new.
The current owner who restored this car, grew up with Otis Chandler as a neighbor and mentor and was enthralled to have lived in the same neighborhood as this famous collector. With an eye for meticulous detail and master craftsmanship, the restoration of this vehicle took approximately four years and was completed in 2012.
The V12 engine overhaul was performed by Vellios Machine Shop in Lawndale, California by Harry who is the owner of the company. The overhaul work included Disassemble, Rings, Heads, Gaskets, Hot Tank, Pressure Test, Complete Valve Job Intake and Exhaust, Valve Liner Guides and Springs, Resurfacing Heads, Hone Cylinder Blocks, Freeze Plugs and Reassemble. The break-in mileage on the engine to date is 650 miles. Description: Body by Fisher / 140 inch wheelbase / Powered by Cadillac’s 369 cubic inch / 145 horsepower V12 engine with overhead valves. Factory Accessories: Dual side mount spares and covers / (6) stainless spoke wheels / Chrome Cadillac / engraved script side mount mirrors / Chrome radiator grill guard / Factory all black exterior paint / Chrome Goddess radiator ornament / 1088 miles since undergoing a meticulous 4 year restoration / Tan leather upholstery and interior trim / Only (4) known to exist out of 302 built / Present owner known to be the 2nd owner / Judged over 97 points in 2013 @ CCCA Grand Nationals, and considered to be a full show-quality nut and bolt restoration.
Evaluated and insured by Hagerty Insurance Company for $350,000 full replacement value.
Awards: 2012 Dana Point Concours d’Elegance, (3rd in Class) 2012 Coastline Car Classic Newport Beach, (3rd in Class) 2012 Coastline Car Classic Newport Beach, (Meguiar’s Best Paint Award) 2102 Laguna Beach Classic Car Show, (People’s Choice Award), 2012 Laguna Beach Classic car Show, (Best in Category), 2102 Del Mar Concours d’Elegance, (3rd Place), 2013 CCCA Annual Meeting Pasadena, CA (National First Place Winner) Judged 97 Points, 2013 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, (1st in Class), 2013 Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival, (Most Elegant Motorcar Award), 2013 CCCA California Grand Classic / San Marino Motor Classic, (Senior First Place Winner Judged 97.75 Points), 2013 Dana Point Concours d’Elegance, (2nd in Class), 2013 Coastline Car Classic, Newport Beach, (1st in Class), 2013 Coastline Car Classic , Newport Beach, (Meguiar’s Best Paint Award), 2013 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance, (2nd Place), 2013 Laguna Beach Classic Car Show, (Best in Show), 2013 14th Annual Cruise for a Cure, Newport Beach, (Meguiar’s Best Cadillac Award), 2013 CCCA California Annual Meeting, (Primary 1st Place Winner), 2014 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance, (1st Place Winner), 2014 San Marino Motor Classic San Marino, CA, (Chairman’s Award).
For additional information please phone Dave Henry at 805 705-4924. Please note: The owner may be interested in a classic car or multiple car trade plus cash for the sale of the vehicle.