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1919 Cadillac Type 57 Victoria Coupe

Make: Cadillac
Model: Type 57
Type: Coupe
Trim: Victoria
Year: 1919
Mileage: 56,450
VIN: NN57972
Color: Green
Engine: V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Ozark, Missouri, United States

1919 Cadillac Type 57 Victoria Additional Info:

1919 Cadillac Type 57 Victoria

This is an incredible example of a Prewar Cadillac. This Type 57 was originally shipped on October 18th, 1919 and was delivered to Cadillac Auto Company of Boston. The history of the car is undocumented but we have been told that the car was once owned by Henry P Morgenthau, Former Secretary of the Treasury.(HPM can be seen on the radiator shroud on the front of the car)
Regardless of ownership, the body of this Type 57 was custom built and upgraded, even from the standard body offered by Fischer. Evidence of the custom body features can be seen in the additional body line painted maroon and outlined in crème, complimenting the traditional black fenders and dark green body. The paint is in good condition, proving that it has been well cared for and stored in climate controlled space for many years.Additional unique features include drum headlights, nickel plated radiator, custom cowl sidelights and cowl mounted port and starboard running lights, a nautical touch for the original owner (who we have been told, was a yachtsman), as the story goes. We have been told that many automotive historians point to the Cadillac V8 from the late 1910's as the first mass produced V8 motor in history (Also of note, the motor has removable heads. Another industry first!). The original motor is still in the car, and it runs very smooth.
We do know that the car was renovated at some point by Wolfington of Philadelphia, as noted by the badge on the lower front side of the body on the passenger side. We've learned that during the early 1900's, Wolfington would store and service bodies for the Philadelphia elite, allowing customers to run a summer (open) and winter (closed) body on the same chassis! We believe this was the winter body for someone in that area, but have no documentation to prove it.Mechanically, the car runs and drives well and the original fuel system has been restored. The original fuel tank has been cleaned and coated as well as possible but some corrosion has clogged the tank since we resealed it. Otherwise, the system works perfectly. For now, the car runs on a petcock tank to move it around. The horn functions but not as loud as originally designed and would need rebuilt if you want it to operate fully.
Inside, the factory "Fat Man" tilting wheel functions perfectly. The brown interior matches the description that Cadillac used in their 1919 promotional book. “Rich mohair velvet in neutral tones to harmonize with other colors.” Another interesting custom feature to point out is that the standard front passenger "jump seat" was upgraded to a full size seat to match the driver. It still folds forward, allowing access to the back row of seating. The matching front seats is an elegant touch to the well appointed interior. Regardless of the owner history, this very rare car is a truly incredible piece of American history and deserves to be enjoyed and appreciated. It has a commanding presence and would present itself well in any collection in need of a Prewar Cadillac.
Please take a look at the photos below and contact us with any questions about the car or its condition. We also would be happy to schedule a viewing or inspection of the car.

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