Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Tuesday 1st December 2009
egistration Number: EU Taxes Paid Chassis Number: 8345979
By the end of the 1930s the Cadillac company, jewel in the crown of the General Motors group, had survived the stormy waters of the Wall Street Crash and the Depression which followed it. The survival was largely due to a process of rationalisation in terms of the number of models produced and the astute realisation that the world which had supported the huge V12 and V16 Cadillac ranges with their unique coachbuilt bodies had disappeared for ever. All Cadillac cars for the 1939 season and beyond used the same engine, a very refined five-litre V8, and most of the bodies were beautifully designed by the in-house stylists of Fisher and Co.
The 61 series was conceived as a luxurious owner-driver car with very elegant four-door coachwork which in England would have been described as a sports saloon. By the 194