In 1931 Cadillac offered an astounding array of models including V8, V12 and V16 engines, four cataloged wheelbase chassis and a nearly unimaginable array of cataloged coachwork from Fisher and Fleetwood. It was an offering which only General Motors, the titan of the American automobile industry, could support.
The V8s were all built on the shortest '31 Cadillac chassis at 134". Most were bodied by Fisher but Cadillac offered seven bodies by Fleetwood on the 355-A V-8 chassis, among them this gorgeous style 4535 convertible coupe. While Fleetwood convertible coupes also were available with V-12 and V-16 chassis they came only on the 140" and 148" wheelbase chassis making this 134" wheelbase V-8 particularly well balanced and attractive.
Finished in maroon with darker maroon fenders, tan leather upholstery and interior trim and tan cloth top, this is a very pretty, shiny well-maintained example with body color wire wheels, whitewall tires, a rumble seat and rear-mounted spare. It is one of 1931's more handsome and better-balanced designs with ample power from its 353 cubic inch, 95+ horsepower V-8 engine and synchromesh 3-speed transmission. A CCCA Full Classic(tm), it is perfect for the many tours and events in the coming season where it will be a proud participant.