1914 Cadillac Five-Passenger Touring Previous Owner Of 50 Years Show Ready

Price: US $94,895.00 Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: Other
  • Trim: Five-Passenger Touring
  • Year: 1914
  • Mileage: 2
  • VIN: A1806
  • Color: Brewster Green
  • Engine size: 365ci
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 3-Speed Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black Leather
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1914 Cadillac Other

1914 Cadillac Five-Passenger Touring Beautifully restored 1914 Cadillac 5-Passenger Touring! Purchased from the previous owner of 50 years! Restored over that time to an exceptional level! Mechanically sound and ready to tour or show! Truly a masterpiece! Following the acquirement of Cadillac by General Motors on July 29th. 1909 and the appointment of Henry Leland as president and general manager. Cadillac took what was already one of the finest motorcars and made it better. With the extended funding. Cadillac introduced the first fully closed bodied car in 1910 and was second to the scene with electric starting in 1912 (Peerless was first). 1909 saw the introduction of the Model 30. the basis for the next five years and a terrific precursor to the standardization of V8 power starting in 1915. The 1914 Cadillac was the last 4-cylinder car that would be produced by the luxury marque for 67 years. and the last that would have any influence from the Alanson Brush one-cylinder era. Sitting on a 120-inch chassis and powered by a stout 365. 8 cubic inch inline four and three-speed sliding gear transmission. this right-hand drive automobile was exceptionally handsome and certainly let on to its $1975 base price immediately. All in all. 14. 03 Cadillacs were built and sold in 1914. We are exceptionally thrilled to offer this 1914 Cadillac Five-Passenger Touring Car! The car is finished in a wonderful shade of Cadillac Brewster Green over Black leather interior! The car is powered by its original 1914 sequence-correct 356. 8 cubic inch Inline 4 and three-speed manual transmission. Out back is a two-speed Timken axle that debuted in 1914 but was canceled by 1915 as a result of a lawsuit with Austin Automobile Company of Grand Rapids. Michigan. Features on the car are extensive and notable additions include Warner Speedometer. rear- and side-view mirror. rear brake light. backseat grab handle and footrest. and more! The car rides on demountable 10-spoke pinstriped artillery wheels with 37×5 bias-ply blackwall tires! The previous owner of the vehicle bought the car in October of 1964 from a retired farmer in Henderson. Nebraska. The car was a project to say the least. non-running with no interior and many smaller parts missing. At this time. the wood in the body had essentially disintegrated so the body was completely taken apart and all wood replaced with fresh oak. The bead-blasted sheet metal was sprayed Brewster Green in 1969. Hardly any upholstery had survived so a fresh template of canvas was fabricated. with which new black buttoned leather was stapled to a new wood frame. The seized engine was completely disassembled and rebuilt to include cylinder sleeves and new pistons/pins from Egge (who ironically didn’t exist until 1915). After a year of waiting. these parts as well as new stainless steel valves arrived and were promptly installed. Upon reassembling of the motor and a successful test fire. the transmission was next in line to be overhauled. As a result of unavailability of original style metric bearings in 1970. the transmission was rebuilt with SAE dimension alternatives. More recently after a move to Colorado. the starter and all solenoids were gone through to ensure functionality. The front Timken axle was rebuilt with NOS tapered roller bearings and the rear Timken axle was resealed. A majority of all suspension components have the Timken cast and are original pieces to the car. One of the more difficult pieces to find from the car was the hood. The current hood was the result of several years of research and extensive show-going to find another 1914 Cadillac and create a template. The result is a hood that is indistinguishable from the original and made from the correct aluminum material. The original Kelsey Wheels (company founded in 1909 that would later form ½ of Kelsey-Hayes) were re-manufactured by a friend that was a woodworker by trade. Each of the original wheels was recreated using a duplicator with a follower and cutter. After nearly a decade and a half. they retain the original Kelsey stamps and are still as solid as the day they were put on the car. The final pieces to be reassembled were the hood latches. which are correct and one of three different types offered by Cadillac over the 1914 model year. These were found in 2013. 49 years after the restoration started and all originally nickel-plated items were finalized and reinstalled at this time. Records are extensive and include copies of promotional material. an original 1914 Cadillac “Instructions for care and operation” booklet. Delco wiring diagrams. parts catalogs. receipts and a heap of hand-written and typewritten letters to fellow 1910s Cadillac enthusiasts all over the continent searching for parts and offering insight where applicable. We often take for granted today how quickly an email can be sent and the majority of all correspondence was completed via snail mail. from buying gears and spark plugs to setting the timing. It would appear that he made many friends over the course of the restoration and was regarded with distinction and admiration. This car presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own an exceptionally well documented pre-war Cadillac that hasn’t been for sale to the public in over half a century. The car has been driven less than five miles since completion and will continue to show incredibly well from every angle. The age and outstanding mechanical condition of the car also enable it to partake in almost every pre-war antique car rallies and races including AACA. CCCA. Hemmings Great Race and antique Cadillac driving and concours events worldwide! We would invite any interested parties to call with further questions! Thanks for looking! IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR POTENTIAL BUYERS: In an effort to protect the eBay user information and to help ensure the authenticity of correspondence between St. Louis Car Museum and its bidders. eBay’s new listing format does NOT display any bidder information. Nevertheless. we STRONGLY encourage bidders to contact us directly to answer questions or to verify correspondence. All of our vehicles are advertised locally and nationally using a variety of formats and often sell before the end of eBay listings. To secure a vehicle. please contact us. Please call 1-800-957-5707 or 314-993-7104 with any questions or to discuss financing or transportation arrangements. Currency Converter Specifications Price: $99. 00 VIN: A1806 Cylinders: Inline 4 Title: Clear Exterior Color: Brewster Green Carfax: Engine: 365ci Transmission: 3-Speed Manual Mileage: 2 Interior Color: Black Leather Financing & Lease Options St. Louis Car Museum works closely with several lenders so we can accurately address the needs of our clients. Let our finance department develop a financing or lease program that helps you achieve your goals and dreams! Click the images below for instant online credit approval: