1929 Cadillac Series 341 B Convertible VictoriaSOLD
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Estimate: $50,000-$65,000 US

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$27,500 Sold

Series 341-B. 90hp, 341 cu. in. three-main bearing V8 engine, Cadillac/Johnson float-feed carb, three-speed selective synchromesh transmission, full floating rear axle and four-wheel Duplex-mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 140"

Destined to outshine its predecessor, the new for 1929 Cadillac series 341-B went into production in the Clark Avenue plant in August 1928. Styling could be considered more evolutionary than revolutionary as the 1929 models were most easily distinguished by their parking lamps, which had been relocated from the cowl to the tops of the fenders.

Even though there were no major stylistic breakthroughs with the series 341-B Cadillacs, the cars featured a number of technical advancements that set them apart from their contemporaries. Shatterproof Security Plate glass in all windows was an important safety feature in 1929. The newly designed four-wheel Duplex-mechanical brakes required less pedal pressure for surer stops. The fitting of double-acting Delco hydraulic shock absorbers enhanced both handling and ride. To accommodate drivers and passengers of all sizes, Cadillac installed fully adjustable front seats. There was also an increase in power; Cadillac ’ s smooth 341 cubic inch V8 was fitted with a new Cadillac/Johnson float-feed carburetor and produced 90 brake horsepower.

Above all others, the most significant advancement seen on the 341-B Cadillacs was the all-new synchromesh three-speed manual transmission. GM ’ s A.F. Denham noted at the time: “ The new transmission entirely eliminates any attention to relative engine and propeller shaft speeds when shifting either up or down, between intermediate and high. A downshift also involves no double de-clutching. It thus enables a quick shift into intermediate for traffic conditions and steep hills. ”

1929 would turn out to be a record-setting year for Cadillac in terms of total sales. As a result, many body styles were produced. This unique Cadillac is believed to have been converted from a Victoria Coupe. It features a one- off body with grey coachwork, contrasting maroon fenders, wide beltline accents and a folding black cloth top with landau bars. It is outfitted with optional wire wheels, the Goddess radiator mascot, driving lights, and a rear mounted trunk.

With its powerful V8 and synchromesh transmission, this CCCA recognized 1929 Cadillac would be an ideal candidate for a number of touring events.

Reference Number 14984

as of 11/4/2007

Car 1929 Cadillac Series 341 B Convertible Victoria
VIN 337518 
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