1931 Cadillac Series 370-A V12
In 1930 Cadillac released the 370-A as a complement to their flagship V16 chassis. Both cars shared many of the same components and bodystyles. In many ways the V12 was a scaled down V16 with a four inch shorter hood, smaller front headlights and smaller front horns.
The chassis was similar to the Series 355 and was available with 140, 143 or 152 inch wheelbases.
Amenities on the chassis included vacuum assisted drums
The engine was a 45 degree V12 that was capable of 135 bhp @ 3400 rpm. Twin intake silencers were fitted to reduce engine suction noise.
|type||Series Production Car|
|built at||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|block material||Cast Iron|
|fuel feed||Dual Cadillac Carburetors|
|displacement||6030 cc / 368 in³|
|bore||79.4 mm / 3.125 in|
|stroke||101.6 mm / 4.000 in|
|power||100.7 kw / 135 bhp @ 3400 rpm|
|specific output||22.39 bhp per litre|
|wheel type||Wood Artillery or Wires|
|front tires||7.00 x 19 whitewall|
|rear tires||7.00 x 19 whitewall|
|front brakes||Drums w/Vacuum Assist|
|rear brakes||Drums w/Vacuum Assist|
|tran clutch||Twin Disc|
Auction Sales History
Auction Source: 2014 Motor City Auction by RM
Auction Source: 2013 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
1931 Cadillac 370-A V-12 Roadster – did not sell for $160,000
Auction Source: 2012 St John’s by RM Auctions
1931 Cadillac V-12 370-A Fleetwood Phaeton 1004792 – sold for $192,500 Limited Ownership Since New. Rare Phaeton Coachwork. AACA and CCCA Award Winner. Striking Color Combination. A Significant Cadillac of the Classic Era.
Auction Source: 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1931 Cadillac V-12 Series 370 Five-Passenger Phaeton – sold for $200,750
Auction Source: 2011 St. John’s Auction by RM
1931 Cadillac V12 Five-Passenger Phaeton by Fleetwood 105138 – sold for $192,500
Auction Source: 2008 Meadow Brook Concours