4 owner car from new
Never restored or taken apart
286.3 cubic inch L-head inline 4 cylinder
3 speed sliding gear selective manual transmission
Factory rated 40 horsepower engine
Many extras go with sale
Chassis # 39048
Engine # 64574
Factory rated 40 horsepower
Solid front axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs
Live rear axle with platform leaf-spring suspension
Rear-wheel mechanical drum brakes
A proven, highly toured and shown car
From its beginnings in 1903, the Cadillac Motor Car Company has maintained its reputation as a builder of the highest-quality American cars. In the early days, Cadillac competed in many contests in an effort to prove its reliability and durability. Under the leadership of chief engineer Henry Leland, the company pioneered in the standardization of parts. Cadillac was the first manufacturer to standardize electric starting and lighting in 1912, revolutionizing the industry.
In 1912 Cadillac produced the five-passenger touring car, starting at $1,800, before options. This particular Cadillac includes the important first-year Dayton Electric Company (DELCO) electric starting system designed by Charles Kettering. This car features the system fully intact as originally designed and in exact working order. This is a correct, original, 4 owner car from new. It has never taken apart and more importantly, never restored. Sold new in Rochester New York on 12/6/1911 it remained in 1st family ownership until just after World War II. The 2nd owner, a well-known Minneapolis collector, Mr. Bill Lund owned the car until the mid 70s. He in turn, sold the car to another great Minneapolis collector Mr. David Harris. The current owner purchased the car from Mr. Harris in 2013.
The top was replaced in 1940 and the car might have had some paintwork done prior to the War, but most areas on the car still wear the original paint. The car has never been taken apart and all parts are correct and intact. Always properly maintained, it is a proven driver with over 25,000 touring miles on the odometer since the War. The original carpet remains in service in the rear, while the original upholstery remains on the backs of both front and rear seats. All parts and accessories are original and it has many spares. Some original features of note are a factory windshield, an exhaust whistle dated 1912, Klaxon horn and bullhorn. The factory lights work as well as all instruments. The factory build sheets showing all numbers and pertaining delivery facts goes with the sale
It is extremely rare to find a 107 year old car of this type anywhere. Anytime this car Is out on a drive or being shown, it is a crowd pleaser. Everyone regardless of age, loves this car!