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1929 Cadillac Series 341-B

1929 Cadillac Series 341-B

1929 Cadillac Series 341-B

For 1929 the 341 was upgraded to the 341-B with a slight increase in power. An optional low compression engine was offered. The biggest change was the introduction of a syncro-mesh transmission which facilitated easier gear changes. Smaller details included slightly larger tires, Duplex-Mechanical brakes, double-acting Delco shock absorbers, chrome plated brightwork and electric windshield washers.

Five million dollars was put into upgrades at the factory, but the intended market growth was crushed by the Stock Market Crash.

A Series 341-B Commercial Chassis was availble with a longer wheelbase of 152 inches.

18004 of both the 341 and 341-Bs were built and in 1930 the model was replaced by the Series 353 which featured a slight increase in engine displacement.

In Detail

engine Series 341 90º V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
displacement 5588 cc / 341 in³
bore 84.07 mm / 3.31 in
stroke 125.22 mm / 4.93 in
power 67.1 kw / 90 bhp
specific output 16.11 bhp per litre
driven wheels RWD
front tires 7.00-20
rear tires 7.00-20
front brakes Drums
rear brakes Drums
wheelbase 3556 mm / 140 in
front track 1422.4 mm / 56 in
rear track 1473.2 mm / 58 in
length 5416.5 mm / 213.25 in

Auction Sales History

1929 Cadillac Series 341-B

1929 Cadillac V-8 Series 341-B Fisher Seven-Passenger Imperial Sedan 3-30530 – did not sell for $90,000 A classic formal body style in its original colors. Rarely seen restored to such a high standard. Documented by Cadillac build records.
1929 Cadillac Series 341-B

1929 Cadillac V8 1183 Dual Cowl Phaeton – sold for $116,000

Among the most elegant of the Cadillac’s many available body styles was the Fisher Body-built dual-cowl phaeton that gave rear passengers their own cowl and windshield, as seen on this beautiful two-tone Brown example that won the AACA’s National First Prize winner in 1982. Optional equipment includes six Buffalo wire wheels with Whitewall tires, including two chrome-encased side-mount spares; a stanchion-mounted spotlight; articulated headlights and a travel trunk.

Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum