1933 Cadillac Series 355 Roadster

Alex Dragone

Offered here to the discriminating collector of fine luxury cars is a Cadillac that has splendor, luxury, and rarity all in the same package. In fact, this 1933 Series 355 Cadillac Roadster is number two of only three V8 roadsters produced — and the only one in existence today. It presents in the present day just as it did from the factory back in 1933. It still retains all of its original body and fenders, and also is a nicely optioned car with genuine Cadillac accessories including dual Pilot Ray lights, side-mounted spares with factory covers, sidemount mirrors, dual windshield mirrors, luggage rack, a wonderful Sparton Chime Bugle horn, rumble seat, two-tone paint, flying stork hood ornament, and stainless-steel wire wheels.

This fabulous car is no stranger to the winner’s circle, having won awards from the Classic Car Club of America, the Antique Automobile Club of America and a prestigious award from the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance for the best Cadillac. In 1989, this Cadillac roadster was treated to new paint, interior, a new top and a complete mechanical refreshing in order to maintain the elegant silence of its precision-built and whisper-quiet V8 engine. In the present day, it is a perfect-running car that also looks as good as it runs.

Carl Bomstead

Carl Bomstead - SCM Senior Auction Analyst

Carl has been writing for SCM for 19 years. His first article appeared in the February 1997 issue, and at least one of his articles has appeared in every issue since. When he’s not writing, he serves as a National Director for the Classic Car Club of America and tends to his extensive collection of automobilia. He has been a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the past 20 years, and he also judges at Amelia Island and other major concours. An extensive number of collector cars have passed through his garage, and a 1947 Cadillac 62 Series convertible and a 1968 Intermeccanica Italia are current residents.

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