Quiet, strong, flexible and powerful, the Cadillac V16 defined luxury in the golden age of classic luxury automobiles. As brilliantly styled under the hood as its Harley Earl exterior, it exuded quality and exclusivity that were reinforced by the refinement of its drivetrain and chassis.
The Cadillac V16 was also durable, which explains the transformation Read More
• Recent high quality frame-off restoration
• Beautiful woodie Aerosedan
• Inline 6-cylinder engine
• Standard 3-speed transmission
• Front and rear bumper guards
• Fender skirts
• Sun visor
• Dual exhaust
• Color-keyed wheels
• Bright beauty rings and hubcaps
• Wide whitewall tires
(Introductory description courtesy of Mecum Auctions.)
The continuous history of this 1928 Cadillac V8 Town Sedan has been established since 1932. While the provenance of the “Al Capone” armored Cadillac has never been questioned, its origins were never confirmed beyond reasonable doubt until now.
Thorough documentation begins with the purchase of this 1928 Cadillac by Harry LaBreque in May of 1933 Read More
(Introductory description courtesy of Leake Auction Co.)
In 1904, the Rambler Company relocated from Chicago to a factory in Kenosha, WI, where they pioneered assembly-line procedures and took their annual production to almost 4,000 units. By the turn of the next decade, with the last two-cylinder models phased out in favor of four-cylinder models, the Rambler became known as one of the most luxurious cars built in America. They were recognized by Read More
Chassis number: 2037H
The 1936 and 1937 Cords were often referred to as “Baby Duesenbergs,” and the innovative series remains an undisputed collector favorite today. Like the L-29 that came before, the 810 was fi tted with an advanced front-wheel 81 system. But the new 810 had a V8 engine from Lycoming, one of E.L. Cord’s many companies, that was mated to an innovative 4-speed, electrically shifted pre-selector transmission.
The smooth Gordon Buehrig-designed body was an equally major step forward Read More
Chassis number: 6078798
Engine number: SE8458
In 1934, the entire DeSoto lineup featured Chrysler Corporation’s new streamlined Airflow design.
Walter P. Chrysler expected the streamlined and futuristic Airflow models to take the nation by storm and reap huge profits. A design far ahead of its time, the Airflow featured built-in headlamps and wider front seats that could accommodate three adults abreast. The hood was extended past the front axle, and the rear fenders had full fender skirts. There was Read More
Highlights from the Mecum Auctions catalog:
• Vacuum assist brakes
• Synchromesh 3-speed transmission
• Push-button start
• Secret Service jump seat
• Original 384/145-hp engine
• Mostly original interior
• Record log from 1948 indicates passengers included General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Admiral Chester William Nimitz and many others