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Cadillac Model 30 Touring Car

Year: 1912|Miles: N/A|Ext: Black|Int: Black|

RB Collection is very proud to offer this outstanding and historically significant 1912 Cadillac Model 30 Touring car.

Cadillac’s motto, “The Standard of the World” rang particularly true in 1912 when they introduced the very first motorcar fitted with the “Self-Starter” electric starting system. The system, developed by Dayton Electric Company (Delco) founder Charles Kettering, revolutionized the motorcar and opened the door for women of higher social status to drive petrol motorcars without suffering the indignity of crank starting. In the process, it effectively killed off steam and electric cars.

RB’s own example has been restored to a high standard and shown at prestigious events such as the Amelia Island Concours and the Ault Park Concours in Cincinnati. Since acquiring it, RB Collection’s team has carefully and thoroughly freshened the car after a period time in a private collection. We painstakingly polished the extensive nickle plating, revitalized the gorgeous black leather interior, replaced the canvas soft top as well as the leather straps for the rear axle, spare tires, and leather wind lace. Following the recommissioning, it was shown at the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance outside of Philadelphia where it was met with great praise and awarded a special Radnor Award.

It is in excellent mechanical order and the self-starting system is intact, original and fully functional. Rarely do such early Model 30s survive with their original Delco System intact. This magnificent automobile will be offered at RM Sothebys Auction in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Friday, October 7th 2016. Please visit www.rmsothebys.com for more details or to register to bid on this outstanding and important motorcar.

  • First Ever Vehicle to Feature Electric Starting
  • Restored to a High Standard
  • Recently Refreshed with New Top
  • All-Original Delco Self-Starter System
  • Drives Well
  • Electric Lamps
  • Recently Exhibited at America On Wheels Museum
  • Recent Award Winner at the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance
  • Excellent for Horseless Carriage Touring