Cadillac V-8 Sport Phaeton by Fisher
Compared to its predecessor, the exterior of the 1929 Cadillac was little changed. Parking lamps were moved from the cowl to the tops of the fenders—a subtle modification providing a bit sportier look. Significant changes took place under the sheet metal. Most important was a new “clashless” Synchro-Mesh Silent-Shift transmission, negating the need for double-clutching while also enabling much smoother gear selection. New mechanical four-wheel brakes required considerably less pedal pressure than earlier models, and shatterproof Security Plate glass became standard in all windows. The suspension system featured new double-acting Delco shock absorbers, and fully adjustable seats became standard.
Part of the RM Auctions event in Arizona in January, 2013.
90 hp, 341 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual Selective Synchro-mesh transmission, full-floating rear axle, and four-wheel Duplex mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 140 in.
Source: RM Auctions
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