<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901

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Lot 75
1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe
Coachwork by Fisher

Sold for US$ 60,480 inc. premium
1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe
Coachwork by Fisher

Engine no. 505901

353ci L-Head V8 Engine
Single Carburetor
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Attractive Fisher Coachwork
*Powered by the venerable Cadillac V8
*Ideal for touring
*Well preserved restoration


THE SERIES 353 V8

At a time when most American luxury automobile manufacturers were facing their eminent demise, Cadillac charged into the 1930s with brash confidence, led by the astonishing V16 and V12 series. While the "multi-cylinder" engines stole the headlines, Cadillac's bread and butter remained the V8 powered 353 series. When the motor was finally altered for '28 the changes were subtle. The engine capacity was increased and the new Cadillacs received styling penned by Harley Earl that would define their early classic period. He imbued it with much of the European influenced flair he displayed with the LaSalle brand and each subsequent year Earl's subtle design changes would make the cars more refined and striking.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This 1930 Cadillac Series 353 wears rare and handsome 2/4 passenger Convertible Coupe coachwork, style number 168 from the Fisher Metal Body factory catalog. It is presented in a two-tone red scheme over tan, wearing a restoration that had been completed in 2006. Fully accessorized, it features dual side mount spares, Cadillac goddess mascot, radiator stone guard, a dual driving lamps up front. While nearly a decade and half since the project's completion, it remains in attractive order overall. The body is straight and appears sound, and the paint is glossy. Similarly, the chrome and brightwork is in good order, and is immensely lustrous throughout. The two-place cabin is trimmed in tan upholstery, which is inviting and in very good condition overall with good brown carpets and original instruments, controls, and switchgear.

According to documents on file, the Cadillac was purchased by the consigner out of museum's auction. Prior to this, correspondence from the 1960's indicates that the car had spent a good portion of time in the dry climate of California. More recently, work performed on the exhaust and a tuning of the carburetor have conducted in order to get the vehicle in better mechanical order.

The Cadillac Series 353 is one of the best driving class-era Cadillacs, and with sorting, this example has the potential to be a very enjoyable event car for CCCA CARavan or similar tours. With rare and attractive coachwork by Fisher, this lovely Cadillac will surely provide many more years of enjoyment to its next keeper.
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<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
<b>1930 Cadillac Model 353 Convertible Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 505901
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