1931 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood Open Front Town Car
Source: toyspluscarsNorwalk, Ohio, U.S.A.
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Posted: 27 Mar 2012
Specs & DetailsExterior Color: burgundy / black
Interior Color: black / tan
Miles Driven: 1,200
About This 1931 Cadillac V-161931 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood 4264B Town Brougham. Open Front Town Car. The Cane Body Town Car. The most expensive of all V-16 Cadillac's ever produced of 4386 over 11 years. Classic Car Club of America Full Classic. Exceptional Automobile. Multiple Concours d'Elegance Winner. Many Best in Show Wins. The Only example known to exist. Cadillac built only three examples. Restored for David Holtzman by a Dream Team of Automotive Historians and Craftsmen, Over a period of twenty years. The team included Ray Jones, Herb Brown, Ron Clark, Chris Nurstheimer, and Brian Joseph. Under the direction of renowned Automotive Designers Fran Roxis and David Holls ( Director of Corporate Design, General Motors Corporation. ) Mr. Holtzman wanted to restore a 4264B open front town car for many years. After an extensive search yielded no 4254B open front town car to restore, a 4291 open front town car was found and restored to 4264B open front town car standards. Chassis 703164 with Known Ownership History from new. This Cadillac was delivered 10-8-1931 as a early Christmas present for Mrs. Ouida Watts by her husband Charles Watts of Huntington West Virginia. Mr. Watts was a Capitalist involved with Coal, Banking, and Dry Goods. Copy of original build sheet from General Motors Historical Services. The 452 Cubic Inch V-16 engine is a work of art in itself. With 165 horsepower and a staggering 320 foot pounds of torque. Massive 148 inch wheelbase. Excellent road manners. Ready to drive and enjoy on the open road. Ready to wow the crowd at any show. As its resume proves, 1994 Eyes on Classic Design: Best of Show, interior. 1996 Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance: “Most Elegant” trophy. 1998 Eyes on Design: Honored Coach Builder Class, Designer’s Choice Award. 2001 Eyes on Design: The Salon Experience, Designer’s Choice Award – Interior. 2002 Concours d’Elegance of the Eastern United States, Best Closed Award: pre 1940 and Anniversary Marquis Award: Cadillac. 2004 Cranbrook Concours d’Elegance: Sweet “16” Group. Ready for the next show today. This Cadillac was measured by Jo-Han Models David Low and is now a 1/25 scale model kit. It is featured on the dust cover of Richard Burns Carson's "The Olympian Cars". Walter M.P. McCall's "80 Years of Cadillac LaSalle" had this to say about the 4254B "Probably the most ostentatious Cadillac ever built." One of the Most important automobiles in existence.
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