<b>1910 Cadillac Model 30 Tourer</b><br /> Engine no. 45042
Lot 97
1910 Cadillac Model 30 Tourer
Sold for US$ 104,500 inc. premium

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1910 Cadillac Model 30 Tourer
Engine no. 45042

226ci Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
30bhp at 2,300rpm
3-Speed Sliding-Gear Transmission
2-Wheel Mechanical Brakes

*Extremely well restored example
*The quintessential brass-era automobile
*Delightful and sporting Touring coachwork
*Multiple Award Winning example


THE CADILLAC MODEL 30

The Model 30 was not the first four-cylinder Cadillac, but it was arguably the perfected four-cylinder Cadillac, setting a standard for quality, luxury, performance and price which positioned Cadillac for the century of leadership that followed.

As any contemporary observer will quickly recognize, the re-invention of Cadillac which the Model 30 represented was not the last time Cadillac would endure that wrenching metamorphosis. In 1909, Cadillac was only in its sixth year. It was still under the guidance of its founder, Henry Martyn Leland, and his son Wilfred, and had only five years before merged with Leland & Faulconer. It was in only its second year as part of William Crapo Durant's General Motors.

Cadillac introduced its first four-cylinder automobile in 1905, the Model D. Its arrangement of four individual cylinders with copper water jackets and unusual variable valve lift throttle system mimicked aspects of the successful Cadillac singles' design and construction. Its configuration was refined over subsequent years until 1909 when Cadillac realized the singles which had gotten it started were now a distraction from the rapidly evolving market which had come to expect greater refinement, size, reliability and power.

In 1908, there had been five different models in Cadillac's catalog. Three of them were single-cylinder powered cars, while two of them were four-cylinder powered. A year later, there was only one, the four-cylinder powered Thirty. Rationalizing the catalog and streamlining production allowed Cadillac to improve quality and at the same time lower prices by a whopping 30%!

That the Thirty met the expectations of the market is clear in its longevity. It remained the sole model in Cadillac's catalog for the next six years although the model designation changed and in 1913 an increase in stroke of 1 1/4" substantially increased displacement and brake horsepower even though the calculated rating stayed the same. Annual production went from 5,903 in 1909 to 15,018 in 1913 and 14,003 in 1914.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This exquisitely well-restored 1910 Model Thirty is offered from a prominent life-long brass era collector from Michigan. This very car was one of the first antique automobiles purchased by the consignor several decades ago, and the first car he would embark on a full restoration of. According to the consignor, the Cadillac was a very original car when he purchased it, and the perfect basis for a full restoration.

The sporting Touring bodied Cadillac has received a full nut and bolt restoration, which was finally finished in 2011. The workmanship and level of detail is absolutely breathtaking, and deserves a close look. The prominent Cadillac is finished in lovely dark red color with matching interior, and shows impeccably well throughout. The stunning Cadillac was shown on several occasions at the prominent Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns (formerly called the Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance), where it was recognized by awards.

Equipped with large Gray & Davis acetylene headlamps; this brass era giant looks just right. The frame and undercarriage are color-coded to the exterior, with matching wood spoke wheels. A pair of spare tires are strapped to the right-hand running board. Suspension is by semi-elliptical leaf springs at the front and platform rear suspension (longitudinal semi-elliptical leaf springs shackled to a transverse leaf spring attached to the rear frame cross member.) The rear wheels have both contracting band and expanding shoe drum braking. Drive is taken through a cone clutch, 3-speed transmission and shaft drive to the rear wheels.

The quality of this 1910 Cadillac Model 30 Tourer is apparent and is a credit to the leadership and standards set by Henry Leland and Cadillac during the formative years of the automobile era. A Superbly restored example of a most charming automobile.

Footnotes

  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under engine no. H45042.

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  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under engine no. H45042.
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