Amelia Island

9 March 2013

Lot 114

1935 Cadillac Series 30 Five-Passenger Town Sedan by Fleetwood

To be auctioned on Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sold for $60,500

  • Chassis no. 3105172
  • Body no. 196
  • Body Style 6033-S


Model 355-D. Body style number 6033-S. 130 bhp, 335 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel, power-assisted mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 146 in.

  • Coachbuilt Fleetwood Town Sedan body
  • Former Boston Auto Show car
  • Roomy and reliable, ideal for touring


Ordered on November 12, 1934, this sumptuous Fleetwood-bodied Cadillac Town Sedan was invoiced to Cadillac Automobile Company, of Boston, the dealership of Alvan T. Fuller. Fuller was a pioneer distributor of both Packard and Cadillac, later a congressman from Massachusetts and eventually governor. Unusually, the build sheet is annotated “ship after 1/2/35,” and further noted “SHOW CAR,” very rare in the annals of surviving Cadillac history, indicating that this car was displayed at the 1935 Boston Auto Show.

After the show, the Town Sedan is believed to have been returned to Cadillac. It was then sold to its first owner in California, where it remained until the 1970s. It was sold to San Francisco collector Owen Franklin Hoyt, who also kept it for many years, and after a couple of subsequent owners, it found its way to New Jersey, where it was purchased by the current owner.

Originally Cathedral Grey with Vincennes Red wheels, but by the time it was acquired by the current owner, it had been painted black. His intent was to make it an excellent and reliable tour car. The black paint responded well to cleaning and deep buffing. The grey whipcord upholstery is believed to be original, as is detailed on the build sheet. Recent work has included re-chroming of brightwork, new carpets, and a thorough vetting of the running gear: new tires, clutch, brakes, and exhaust. The engine was given a top-end overhaul, including the heads and valves, and the ancillaries, like water and fuel pumps, the starter, the generator, and the carburetor, were rebuilt or replaced all within the last two years. The result is a thoroughly trustworthy tour car for CCCA CARavans or other excursions, and it is one that can make a proud entrance on any show field – just as it undoubtedly did in Boston in 1935.

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