Evaluation: A sound original Cadillac in complete barn find condition. Good original upholstery. Painted brass. Peeling original paint with a lot of surface rust. Greasy, dusty chassis and oily engine. Far too good to restore.
Bottom Line: 1913 was the first year for Cadillac’s industry-leading electric starter and also the debut year for the “Standard of the World” branding. The preservation of this Model 30 is wonderful despite the cosmetic and age issues. It could be a straightforward restoration but then would only join a bevy of restored Cadillacs of the period. As it stands, however, it is something entirely different and to be perceived with wonder and amazement. It deserves to be mechanically maintained and further preserved while also representing a sound value in this transaction.