Cadillac Four-Passenger Phaeton

Every so often, a car comes along that essentially stops the clock in the year it was made—a time machine that offers a glimpse into history.

The year 1924 saw Cadillac extensively redesign its V-8 engine, after 10 years’ production. The 90-degree crankshaft was counter-balanced to minimize vibration, and the end result was an extremely smooth-running car. Four-wheel mechanical brakes were introduced, and 18,827 cars were built in the model year. The four-passenger Touring Phaeton cost $3,085, but prices ranged as high as $4,600 for the seven-passenger limousine.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

83 hp, 314.5 cu. in. V-8 side-valve engine, single up-draught carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, semi-elliptic front and rear springs with live rear axle, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes, wood spoke wheels. Wheelbase: 132"

Source: RM Auctions

Cadillac Four-Passenger Phaeton