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For Sale: 1930 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood #4276 Three Window Coupe, an extraordinary and rare example of a great V-16 Cadillac

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This 1930 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood #4276 three window coupe was sold new in Chicago. In recent years, the car was owned by the well known  musician Neil Young. Young owned the car for a brief time before selling it to a prominent east coast collection where it remained until 2016. The mileage indicated is about 55,000.  Based upon careful inspection, this mileage appears to be original and accurate.
   According to the Cadillac V-16 data base, this car is believed to be one of only about six survivors. Unlike most of the coupes that were built with a straight windshield and a straight lower body sill, this desirable Fleetwood #4276 coupe features a slanted windshield, chrome window reveals  and curved lower body sills or coach sills.  It is probably the best looking and sportiest of all of the Cadillac coupes ever produced. 
    This is an extremely original vehicle. It has never been disassembled or restored. Instead, it has always been well cared for and refurbished as needed. Many years ago, the car was repainted in its original color of Botswain blue. The paint certainly shows the expected signs of its age but presents extremely well from all angles. The blue leather upholstery was more recently replaced and looks great. The matching blue rumble seat is likely to have its original material. The polished wood trim in the interior is original and extremely well preserved. This is a great looking car with an extraordinary visual presence.
    This car retains all of its original body wood which is rock solid and tight. The doors open and close with authority and the body margins and panel fitment are better than most restored cars. The body wood retains its original stamping marks which match the numbers shown on the original Fleetwood trim tag (body #17) which does not appear to have ever been removed from the firewall. This has always been a honest and well preserved car.
   Under the hood, this rare V-16 retains its original engine #702246.  The engine bay appears mostly original and, of course, retains all of its proper components such as the original carburetors, vacuum tanks, valley cover, distributor, etc. The car runs and drives well but will likely require some sorting out before any long tours are attempted. The chassis retains much of its original paint. When you crawl underneath this car, you really realize what a good car this is. The underneaths of the doors, fenders, floors etc are just smooth as the tops.
  Based on the original build sheet which is attached, this car retains all of its correct components. 
  This is a rare opportunity to purchase a correct and proper example of one of the most attractive V-16s ever produced. It is just a great and authentic car from front to back and top to bottom.  It has never been neglected by its past owners or  ruined by improper restoration attempts. It is a fabulous and desirable example of Cadillac's great V-16.
   Priced at 385,000.00. 
For more information, additional photos, or to schedule a viewing, please email directly at: or call 734-730-4274. Ann Arbor, MI. Thank you very much.


















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