1936 Cadillac V16 Convertible Sedan

1936 Cadillac V16 Convertible Sedan
Erik Fuller ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The 1936 Cadillac Series 90 convertible sedan was one of only six built that year, the second-to-last season for Cadillac’s original V16.

The original build sheet notes that it was shipped to New York City and then directed to Brooklyn for its original owner. The body was finished in wonderfully named Phantom Metallic, with Vincennes Red wire wheels with full discs, dual sidemounts with painted covers, a Master radio and gold Goddess mascot.

The significance of this V16 amongst its brethren cannot be overstated. It has spent nearly 80 years with just two caretakers, one a well-known collector and the other a renowned Chicago museum in whose care it became perhaps the best-known example of its type, the background for so many wistful photographs and fond memories.

Carl Bomstead

Carl Bomstead - SCM Senior Auction Analyst - %%page%%

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.

Posted in American