<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124

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1932 Cadillac 355-B V-8 Convertible Coupe
Coachwork by Fisher

Sold for US$ 42,560 inc. premium
1932 Cadillac 355-B V-8 Convertible Coupe
Coachwork by Fisher

Engine no. 1202418
Body no. 124

353ci L-Head V8 Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
115bhp at 3,000rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Front and Rear Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Vacuum-Assisted Mechanical Drum Brakes

*Well-maintained restoration in attractive colors
*Original body and engine, as-delivered to Washington, D.C.
*Accompanied by a copy of its build sheet and owner's manual
*Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic


THE 1932 CADILLAC

The 1932 Cadillac adopted streamlined design for the first time, albeit with a subtle and gentle touch, including a longer hood and lowered body, as well as a new flat grille incorporated into the radiator shell, curved steel running boards, and torpedo-shaped headlights. The trunk on the town sedan, town coupe and five-passenger convertible coupe was integral with the body. The vision of the driver was improved by 30 percent as a result of the elimination of the outside visor and the construction of a 12 degree sloping windshield and corner posts. Extensive mechanical changes brought the drivability of the car into the modern era, as well, including a boxed steel frame, adjustable shock absorbers, reduced final drive, and Triple-Silent synchromesh manual transmission. This was a beautiful road automobile, especially with the lovely convertible coupe bodywork.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This handsome Fisher-bodied convertible coupe was delivered by the Kempton Cadillac Corporation of Washington, D.C., on May 16, 1932, with the build sheet notation "Tag Mrs. Trapnell – Rush Sold," indicating that it had been already been sold and the new owner, Mrs. Trapnell, was waiting. It was finished in the delightfully named Niagara Blue with Deep Danube Dusk door "saddles," Tokio Ivory striping, and black fenders and chassis, and had a fine roster of optional accessories, including dual sidemounted spares with metal covers, trunk rack, dual mirrors, and the Heron radiator mascot.

In 1955 the car was discovered in Kansas and brought to the Bay Area of Northern California by Eddie Jay. Mr. Jay refurbished the car in the late 1960s or early 1970s; as it was a good solid original automobile, this work appears to have been limited largely to mechanical maintenance and a thorough cosmetic refinishing, including new aubergine (Eggplant) paint on the body, black fenders, black leather interior, and a tan top. Mr. Jay maintained his Cadillac until 1999, at which point it was acquired by the current owner in Northern California.

The Cadillac has continued to be well-maintained, and close inspection indicates that the restoration has held up extremely well for its age; the car retains such irreplaceable original features as the original headlamp and taillight lenses, the original dashboard, and the original gauges, all in fine condition. The original lubrication tag is present as is the original body tag, and even the original delivery tag from Kempton Cadillac! Consistently used on many regional tours and properly looked-after, the car recently received a new wiring loom. It is further accompanied by an original owner's manual and shop manual, which should be of much interest to a new caretaker, and a copy of the original build sheet. Ideal for continued enjoyment in CCCA CARavans and other touring events, this is a satisfying enthusiast-owned Cadillac and a delight to drive and enjoy.

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<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
<b>1932 Cadillac 55-B V-8 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 1202418<br />Body no. 124
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