Hershey

5-6 October 2017

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Lot 276

1929 Cadillac V-8 Seven-Passenger Imperial Sedan by Fisher

  • Chassis no. 3-30530
  • Engine no. 330217
  • Body no. 891

$60,000 - $80,000

To be auctioned on Friday, October 6, 2017


  • A significant model in Cadillac history
  • Quality restoration in the elegant original color scheme
  • Recent mechanical upgrades by Classic & Exotic Service
  • Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic


Compared to its predecessor, the exterior of the 1929 Cadillac was little changed. The parking lamps were moved from the cowl to the tops of the fenders, which was a subtle modification that provided a sportier look. Significant changes took place under the sheet metal, with the most important of these being a new “clash-less” Synchro-Mesh Silent-Shift transmission, which negated the need for double-clutching and enabled much smoother gear selection. New mechanical four-wheel brakes required considerably less pedal pressure than earlier models, and the shatterproof Security Plate glass became standard in all windows. The suspension system featured new double-acting Delco shock absorbers, and the fully adjustable seats became standard.

The handsome example offered here is Fisher body style number 8630, a Seven-Passenger Imperial Sedan, the term used by Cadillac to refer to its limousine with a division window. The car is recorded by its original Cadillac build sheet, a copy of which is on file, as having originally been finished in Black and Calumet Blue, with a black roof and six painted wire wheels—exactly as it is presented today. In fact, a closed Cadillac of this vintage is seldom found with so authentic a restoration. Correct materials and fittings were used throughout, including upholstery fabrics. The accessory trunk still holds leather-covered suitcases with their mint original woven liners, and bud vases are still present in the rear passenger compartment. The car was recently fully serviced by Brian Joseph’s Classic & Exotic Service and returned to its original mechanical standards.

This Cadillac, originally delivered in Los Angeles, remains one of the nicest surviving examples of its kind. It is perfectly ideal for running to one’s favorite watering hole—which, unlike in 1929, is now perfectly legal—or for traveling on a CCCA CARavan.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

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California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more