Cadillac "Fleetwood Convertible" visiting a Pebble Beach
Two beautiful Cadillac V16 which at this time the joy of happy visitors to the elegance Pebble Beach Concours 2012 are reconstructions fully comply with plans and specifications for engineers of the time, unfortunately, have never been able to finalize their project extremely ambitious.
Thus, Rumbleseat Cadillac Roadster 5802 Model 1934 and Model 5859 Phaeton 1937 never saw the day, with no buyer found.
In this time, the bodybuilder Fleetwood was the agent of Cadillac who were asked to assemble exceptional cars sold in advance and destined for a client seeking exclusivity.
A story that ends well
It was not until several decades later before they can again be of interest to lovers of classic cars, including artisanal bodybuilder Fran Roxas who undertook to make these two beautiful Cadillac, comply with the specifications of the moment.
From original drawings, was entrusted to the designer Strother MacMinn, the Art Center College of Design, the delicate operation to extend the small lateral door which gives access to the rear seat.
We use the frame of the Cadillac V16 '30 years of shaping by hand these two cars, now the head of the visitors of elegance Pebble Beach Concours rotate.
Under their long hood is an original Cadillac V16 engine.
Both creations Fran Roxas were sold to brothers Bob and Paul Milhous who already held a large collection of rare cars.
Very recently, the Milhous Collection cars were put to auction:
5859 Cadillac Phaeton found a buyer for the sum of $ 963,500;
5802 Cadillac Roadster was sold $ 1,001,000.
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