1931 CADILLAC 355 A VICTORIA COUPE - 44019Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #1532 1931 CADILLAC 355 A VICTORIA COUPEhttp://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/44019/44019_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1931 CADILLAC 355 A VICTORIA COUPE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #1532 - This is a 1931 Cadillac Fisher-bodied five-passenger RS coupe, Model 355 A, sometimes referred to as a Victoria Coupe. It rides on a 134-inch wheel base and weighs 4,500 pounds. The car was sold new for $2,795.00 (factory). It was ordered from the factory with the rare options of dual side mounts, truck rack, and a Philco radio. It's powered by its original 95HP 353 C.I. flathead V-8 engine. This car is almost original, including the factory paint. The interior was re-upholstered in the 1990's using original broad cloth material and patterns. This car was in the inventory of Russ and Nelly Jackson's "Classic Carriage House" Collection. Russ, the matriarch of the Jackson family, was one of the original partners of Barrett-Jackson Auction here in Scottsdale. The car sat for years after Mr. Jackson's death and was finally sold here, at Barrett-Jackson, in January 1999 to a lady from Portland, Oregon. She sold it to an Oregon Region CCCA member in early 2004, and I purchased it in November 2004. This "full classic," as defined by Classic Car Club of America (CCCA), can and should be judged in an original preservation class, as with the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). It is the opinion of many collector's that these cars are only original once and, after 76 years, should remain as original as possible!
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