1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster @ Worldwide Auctioneers

1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster @ Worldwide Auctioneers

One of the finest pre-war American cars ever produced


Ordered new by Atwater Kent, one of the richest men in America
Highly desirable V-16 roadster
Fabulous, show-quality, body-off-frame restoration
Recipient of over 50 awards including Pebble Beach, Villa d’Este and the 21-Gun Salute in India
CCCA Senior, Premier and three-time 100-point recipient, AACA National Senior and Cadillac LaSalle Club Senior
Includes extensive documentation, original tool roll, jack, hub cap removal wrench, lube gun, tire pressure gauge and engine crank


Introduced to great fanfare at the 1930 New York Auto Salon, Cadillac’s V-16-powered Series 452 models were designed to compete with the finest automobiles in the world. Cadillac's V-16 engine, designed by Owen Nacker, produced 165 horsepower, and quickly earned a reputation for its smooth and silent running. As Walter M.P. McCall wrote in 80 Years of Cadillac LaSalle, "It was the first automobile engine to bear the mark of a stylist," and featured hidden wires, polished aluminum, and glossy enamel and porcelain throughout. Like the rest of the car, regardless of body style fitted, it was a clear statement that this was no ordinary automobile and no ordinary owner.

Worldwide Auctioneers  - The Enthusiast Auction  •  April 22-23, 2022  • Auburn, IN


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