1934 Cadillac V-8 355D Convertible Coupe, Deep Burgundy with Tan Interior and Tan Top; Fisher Body Design Series 20 with a Wheelbase of 136 in., Chassis Number 31-4681, Style Number 34-668.
“The swoopy front fenders and the pontoon shapes at the rear, tied to the Bi-Plane bumpers, really separated this car from the rest”. This is what the last owner of this Cadillac thought when he and his wife bought it in 2004, right after pre-war cars renown expert Alan Taylor finished and ground-up restoration that allowed the car to be accepted at the 2003 Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance.
This 335D scored 98.5 points (out of 100) by the Classic Car Club of America soon after it was restored.
The last owner and his wife enjoyed the car tremendously. In 2004 it won First in Class at the Newport Beach Concourse and a special Road & Track Award. In 2006 Barry Meguiar displayed the car at his Annual Car Guy of the Year Awards at the Kodak Theater. In 2005 it was a third place winner behind Bruce Meyer’s SJ Duesenberg, and a dual-cowl Duesenberg at the Beverly Hills Concourse.
In 2006 it was displayed at the Art Center College of Design Car Classic. In 2007 it won the Senior Emeritus Award at the annual meeting of the Classic Car Club of America. In 2007 it was invited and participated to the Pebble Beach Concourse Tour d’Elegance. This was a very exclusive rally with only 27 cars admitted on the 1,500 miles trip from Kirkland, WA, through Oregon and Northern California. The car performed great with only two flats to report. In fact the car was such a joy during the entire rally, that its owner and his wife decided to drive it an additional 300 miles, from Monterey, back home to Los Angeles.
For almost two decades this 335D has been cared and enjoyed by its latest custodian and his wife. Now it’s the right time for somebody else to take over, drive it and show it off to the future generations of car enthusiasts.