Name: 1930 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood Roadster
Year Produced: 1930-1937
Number Built: (?)
Number Remaining: Less than 20
Class: Luxury Car
Body Type: 2-door convertible
Engine: 452 cu in(7.4L) 45 degrees V16
Power: 175 hp @ 3400 RPM
0-60mph: 24 seconds
Top Speed: 100 mph
Transmission: 3-speed selective synchromesh manual transmission
Length/width/height: 222.5in/ 73.6in/ 72.5in)
Wheelbase: 148 in.
Current Estimated Value: US$300,000 – US$375,000 (RM Sotherby)
After missing for nearly two days, this stolen 1930 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood Roadster was found by authorities in Highland.
Days before, it was reported by ABC News affiliate Leticia Juarez that a 1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster was recently stolen from Nicks Old Car Specialty while awaiting pick-up from a client in Redlands, California.“A trailer we had parked outside waiting for the client to come get his car, and the car [that] was in it was gone,” said Harry Nicks. “They didn’t have a clue that car was in there until they started trying to pull it, and that car weighs about 6,000 pounds.” Nick added that the vintage car may be worth a lot of money, but the Cadillac would be tough to sell for two reasons: it’s rare and it’s well known in classic car circles.
Nicks recalled that the thieves entered the property by cutting the lock to a gate and stealing the 2002 Pace American trailer which held the valuable classic Cadillac inside. Nicks was hopeful that the car will eventually pop up as it is extremely rare and will be noticed by many classic car enthusiasts. True enough, it seems that the thieves have not thought their plans very well since they sure have a lot working against them. The trailer containing the car was easily identified, while the swiped classic Cadillac was surely noticed. The worthwhile reward offered by the insurance company also provided enough push to further encourage the search, and have the classic returned to its rightful owner.