1928 Cadillac Series 341 B Cabriolet - coachwork by FisherSOLD

Christie's Retromobile Paris Auction - February, 16 & 17th, 2007

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Estimate 40,000 - 70,000 Euros
Result (incl.) 55,225 Euros

Engine: V8, 341ci, 90bhp at 3,000rpm; Gearbox: three-speed synchromesh manual; Suspension: semi-elliptic leaf springs front and rear; Brakes: four wheel Duplex mechanical drums. Right hand drive.

Model history:

Cadillac cars were the inspiration of Henry M. Leland. In many ways they came to establish the tradition of combining components between General Motors divisions. First incorporated into the General Motors conglomerate in 1909, it took the Cadillac Motor Car Division only a few short years to become the overall leaders within the GM structure. In 1914 they introduced the world's first commercially successful V8 that stayed in production in its original form until 1926. That same year the Series 314 V8 was introduced. Despite having the same bore and stroke of the previous models, it was an entirely fresh and innovative design that would stay in production until 1936.

The 1928 Series 341 Cadillacs also marked the introduction of the promising young General Motors designer Harley Earl, who first debuted his design and creative prowess on these tasteful eight cylinder cars. Prior to 1928, sales figures showed Cadillac selling around 20,000 units annually, a figure that would nearly double by the year's end. Additionally, Cadillac now owned 100 of the Fisher coachbuilding firm. This allowed the designers at Cadillac, including Earl, to have more flexibility and options in the new Cadillac's overall design and shape. By 1929 Cadillac implemented several new design features including chrome plated brightwork, electric windshield washers and a relocation of the parking lamps from the cowl to the top of the car's front fenders. However, the most important change on the car involved the gearbox. Cadillac adopted a new Synchro-Mesh Silent Shift transmission which did away with double clutching and facilitated a far more relaxed gear change.

Specific history of this car:

The car on offer here was acquired by the German vendor in the UK in 1997 since when he has continually improved the car both mechanically and cosmetically. It has been used on long distance tour rallies from Germany all across Europe, even as far as North Africa and is reported as having always been reliable while attracting the looks of the crowds wherever it was seen. It is believed that the coachwork was custom built by Fisher for a South African customer in right hand drive configuration, as this is where the car originated from, coming with copies of a Veteran car club of South Africa dating certificate and of the former Natal province vehicle registration document both from 1974.
With its side locker for golf clubs, the superb custom trunk, twin mounted spare wheels, hood and side curtains in fine order and good overall condition it would surely make a welcome addition to any active enthusiasts motoring house.

Reference Number 6915

as of 2/1/2007

Overview
Car 1928 Cadillac Series 341 B Cabriolet - coachwork by Fisher
VIN 331402 
Exterior / Interior Color      Silver /      Blue 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Options Exterior: Metallic paint, Two-tone paint, Wire wheels
Interior: Leather interior 
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