1934 Cadillac 20 355D Convertible Sedan. AMAZING ORIGINAL! See VIDEO.
- Make: Cadillac
- Model: 355 D
- SubModel: Convertible Sedan. AMAZING ORIGINAL! See VIDEO.
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible Sedan. AMAZING ORIGINAL! See VIDEO
- Year: 1934
- Mileage: 49,750
- VIN: 3103820
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 353 ci V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Brown
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1934 Cadillac 355 D Convertible Sedan. AMAZING ORIGINAL! See VIDEOPLEASE SEE FULL ITEM DESCRIPTION FOR DETAILS 1934 Cadillac 20 355D Convertible Sedan. AMAZING ORIGINAL! See VIDEO. 1934 Cadillac 20 355D Convertible Sedan. AMAZING ORIGINAL! See VIDEO.
Click image to enlargeDescription 1934 Cadillac Series 20 - 355D Convertible Sedan
Located near PORTLAND, OREGON.
This amazing, original unrestored 1934 Cadillac Convertible Sedan was sold new in New Jersey. It made its way to Oregon in the 1940's and in 1951 was purchased on a used car lot in Portland by a student from Albany, Oregon, who drove it to college for the next four years. Upon entering the Air Force in 1956, he traded the car in to Barnard Cadillac in Portland. The next owner purchased the car in 1956 and displayed it at his car dealership in the state of Washington. It was later passed to his son, who showed it at the 1987 Cadillac National Meet, where it was awarded "Best Early Original" car. Recently, the car was passed to his daughters, who have decided to pass this 62-year family heirloom on to a new home.
The car has never been restored. Only maintained as needed over the past 84 years. The paint is mostly original, with only a few touch-ups noted. Yes, there are some chips and wear, but overall it presents extremely well. Please see photos. Sometime in the past the "Bi-Plane" bumpers (unique to 1934 Cadillacs) were painted silver. They are straight and present nicely as-is. The undercarriage is amazingly clean and RUST-FREE; testament to its life of garaged storage. The wood framing in the body is solid and excellent, with no signs of rot or deterioration. The doors all hang nicely without sag and close easily and securely. Running boards are solid and straight with good original rubber. The front seat cushion shows the most wear, with portions of the leather gone, however the remainder of the interior is in remarkably good original condition. The window frames and glass are all good, except for a hairline crack in the passenger side door window. The top, which appears to have been replaced prior to 1951, is complete and intact, but also shows normal signs of wear (a few small holes and seams split) from age. The bias-ply tires are at least 30 years old and while recent local driving has smoothed them out a bit, if long-distance touring is contemplated, they should be replaced.
After a few years a of sitting, the engine and mechanicals were just refreshed by a noted 1934 Cadillac expert. Fluids were drained and replaced, hoses checked, gas tank drained and flushed, radiator flushed and filled, carburetor rebuilt, the battery was replaced and a full tune-up performed. The original 353 cubic inch V8 started with little effort. It runs smoothly with no smoke or issues. Road tests have found it to have plenty of power (120 HP), and the 3-speed manual transmission shifts easily and crisply at all speeds. The gas gauge reads accurately, as does the speedometer, and ammeter. The water temperature gauge was previously replaced and has not been hooked up. The lights, generator and regulator work and charge. The mechanical brakes were also completely rebuilt and adjusted so the car stops smooth and straight. I have personally driven this car over 50 miles in town and on the highway at speeds up to 55 mph. It is a real pleasure to drive and is a trip back in time. PLEASE SEE VIDEO.
It is estimated that less than 40 of these Series 20 Convertible Sedans on the 136" wheelbase were made in 1934. Records show that this is 1 of only 5 known to exist today. It is the only unrestored example known. Truly, this is a rare Cadillac, from one of the most desireable pre-war model years. It could be left as it is, enjoyed and shown in Preservation Class show judging, or a full restoration could easily be performed without having to search for elusive parts: they're all here. Either way, you will have a remarkably rare automobile that is the pinnacle of Art Deco styling by Cadillac.
This car qualifies as a Full ClassicÂ© in the Classic Car Club of America and is eligible for participation in all of their shows, tours and events. Of course it may participate (as it has in the past) in Cadillac Club events as well. It will most likely be the only one on the show field, or the road, wherever it goes.
A realistic reserve has been placed on this car with hopes it will find a home with someone who appreciates this car's history and originality. This car could not be duplicated at any price and is certainly unique. Please bid accordingly.
WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BUYERS, WORLDWIDE AND ASSIST WITH SHIPPING ANYWHERE.
Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK.
VIEW VIDEO TOUR HERE: https://youtu.be/j3ajJ0cUnuU
Click on photos, below to enlarge details. Payment We gladly sell to buyers WORLDWIDE. Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. A deposit of $2000 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable, per PayPal and eBay policy. Balance due in certified U.S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner, with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you. Shipping Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment, unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Portland, Oregon area (Northwest coast of the U.S. between Seattle and San Francisco) with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south, and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading. Terms of Sale Please ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously, with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected, but the description is based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason, the vehicle in this listing is being sold "as-is" with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted, cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. Mileage of vehicles over 10 years old is considered "exempt" by the State of Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. By participating in this auction, the bidder agrees to these terms. About Us
Charvet Classic Cars assists sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I personally inspect each vehicle. I take the photographs and videos personally. It allows me to represent the vehicle accurately and answer any questions you may have about it. I have been an eBay seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998, and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions, you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. State of Oregon Dealer #DA4114. Licensed. Bonded. Insured. Thank you - David CharvetContact Us You may e-mail by asking a question through the eBay site, or call David Charvet at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time.
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