1932 Cadillac V 16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan

1932 Cadillac V 16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan
SOLD For $264,000 Including Commission
Gooding Auction, Amelia Island, Florida 2014
Formerly the Property of the Block Family and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Coachwork by Fleetwood
This spectacular car was built for R.S. McLaughlin, the President of General Motors of Canada. For 1932 the V-16 had minor exterior styling changes and was designated the model 452B, indicating it was the second iteration of the 452-cubic-inch V-16 series. This vehicle is an excellent example of the sophisticated use of color and trim to give a relatively convertible body type the look of a true custom creation.
Exceptionally Rare: One of Four Built
Superb Condition
Just Three Owners from New
Displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Owned by the Block Family of Indianapolis
452 CID OHV V-16 Engine
Detroit Lubricator Carburetor
165 BHP at 3,400 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Vacuum-Assisted Drum Brakes
Semi-Elliptical Leaf-Spring Suspension

Robert Myrick Photography


  1. Santiago Rubio on June 15, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Fantastic car. I remember an old slogan of Cadillac: "Cadillac standar of the world"
    I am a third age engineer. To day i drive a Mercedes Benz S 300. I still miss my three Cadillacs I had when younger: a Fleetwood Sixty Special 1952; a Fleetwood Sixty Special 1962 and a Fleetwood Sixty Special 1970.

  2. Kyle Chenery on June 15, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    I didn’t know the reason they sent me back to work, was to a avoid paying me. Jim Glaser got me 240 thousand dollars.

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