18 January 2013

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Lot 137

1929 Cadillac V-8 Sport Phaeton by Fisher

  • Serial no. 316547

Sold for $88,000

Series 3413. 90 hp, 341 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual Selective Synchro-mesh transmission, full-floating rear axle, and four-wheel Duplex mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 140 in.

• Rust-free California car most of its life

• Showing just 62,000 miles from new

• Equipped with period-correct accessory rear windshield

• CCCA Full Classic

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 fenders—a subtle modification providing a bit sportier look. Significant changes took place under the sheet metal. Most important was a new “clashless” Synchro-Mesh Silent-Shift 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.

This CCCA Full Classic was originally located by Joseph Schiro in a San Francisco garage; its picture appeared in the September 29, 1961 edition of the Los Altimos News and Guide. It received its AACA First Junior Award in 1969. Sometime later, Schiro sold the car to an individual on the Monterey Peninsula in California. Still later, it was offered for sale in January 1996, when it was purchased by John Kinkaid, a St. Paul businessman who brought the car to Minnesota, where it has remained ever since. The current owner purchased the car in 1998. Today, the odometer shows only 62,000 miles, which are believed to be original. Remaining in California most of its life, the body is rust-free. Recent enhancements include a new convertible top and side curtains, along with period-correct tires. The wire spoke wheels were also refinished and painted. The car includes its original trunk, Trippe lights, and a full set of tools, a shop manual, and its owner’s manual.

The handsome Caddy is pictured on page 109 of the The Classic Era by Beverly Rae Kimes. Included is a period correct accessory rear windshield made by J.D. Shield & Co.; the interior retains some of its original leather. Having never been totally restored and retaining much of the patina of an original car, this car remains a stunning and startlingly rust-free reminder of the grand era of classic Cadillacs.

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