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1903 Cadillac Model A

Rear-Entrance Tonneau
RM Sotheby's Hershey 2021
Thursday, 7 October - Friday, 8 October 2021
$129,250
Sale Price
$140,000 - $180,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
7 October 2021
Sold Date
180
Lot Number
#1
Concours restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Engine no. 1497. Maroon with black accent over black leather. RHD. 98/6.5 hp, 2-speed, White tires, Solarclipse acetylene headlight, Dietz Dainty kerosene sidelights and taillight, red wood spoke wheels and chassis, bulb horn.

Evaluation: AACA Grand National winner #2019, 2004 AACA Senior W21662. Concours restored with bright paint and brass, Impeccable upholstery. Fresh chassis and engine with only appropriate lubrication showing. As good as it gets and LBVCR eligible.

Bottom Line: From the first year of Cadillac, powered by the Leland & Faulconer “Little Hercules” single cylinder engine that would soon establish Cadillac’s reputation not only for reliability but also for Henry Leland’s insistence upon precision manufacture and interchangeable parts. This is a gorgeous example needing only VCC dating verification to take part in a cold, wet trip from London to Brighton. The LBVCR experience supports the price it brought, not to mention its magnificent restoration and presentation.

by Rick Carey
17 November 2021
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