|1931 Cadillac Sixteen|
|Fleetwood body style number 4376|
The car pictured here looks to be a 1931 Cadillac 452A. This car wears the "entry-level" Fleetwood catalog body - style number 4376 and was likely bodied in Fleetwood, PA prior to the move to Detroit. Priced at $5950.00, it was certainly an expensive car in the day, but this one seem to be as basic as one could get at the time. Notice that it wears wood artillery style wheels (in place of wire wheels) and was sold without the side-mount dual spare tires. It's said that Lawrence Fisher and Harley Earl were responsible for the initial catalog of bodies offered - estimated at over 50 different styles. Only 98 units of style number 4376 were produced, and at least one is know to have survived. The owner seems to be enjoying his new Cadillac down at the shore (the New Jersey shore). If anyone has access to a 1932 New Jersey license plate directory, I'd love to know the name of the original owners.