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Old 22nd February 2016, 20:22   #166
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The year of the car is 1941, for sure. You are right about the small, wing-mounted side lights; these are NOT Cadillac issue.

http://www.cadillacdatabase.com/Dbas_txt/Phocad41.htm
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A 1940's Cadillac at the 31/01/2016 Kolkata Statesman V and C Rally

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A 1940's Cadillac at the 31/01/2016 Kolkata Statesman V and C Rally
Karl had posted a picture of this car from the 2004 Statesman. The front grill was in great shape then
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Looks like the car has been done up recently. The hubcaps look like a local job
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Karl had posted a picture of this car from the 2004 Statesman. The front grill was in great shape then
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Looks like the car has been done up recently. The hubcaps look like a local job
True this Cadillac 60 Special from the early 1940's has the hub caps that are fabricated and nowhere near the original. The owner has however given it a lease of life with the other touch-up jobs retaining the originality in the interiors.

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The Nizam's Cadillac 1933 that has been posted before. Looks like a 1933 V8/V12 phaeton (Fleetwood ?).

Would veesixteen or other Cadillac expert please help with further identification, including coachbuilder ? Thanks
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The Nizam's Cadillac 1933 that has been posted before. Looks like a 1933 V8/V12 phaeton (Fleetwood ?).

Would veesixteen or other Cadillac expert please help with further identification, including coachbuilder ? Thanks
Looks like a Fleetwood V8 taking the salute at the Jagirdars Collage now Hyderabad Public School
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The Series 90 V16 from Mumbai.

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The 1950 Cadillac from Kolkata

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The 1950 Cadillac from Kolkata

Just to refresh some memories of the car as posted by Mr. Rajiv Ghosh in this (Calcutta-Restorer/Collectors-Sanjay Ghosh)link.

The car before restoration, details in the above link
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Just to refresh some memories of the car as posted by Mr. Rajiv Ghosh in this (Calcutta-Restorer/Collectors-Sanjay Ghosh)link.
A write up on this car:

http://www.kolkataonwheels.com/showcontent.php?page=141
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Guys I know this is a long shot. Was showing my grandad some pictures of the Caddys and he said he owned one just like the one in the quoted post. I think its a DeVille. Sometime in the 70s in Bombay. It was black in colour. And he says he sold it to a Parsi who lived near Malabar hill.

My grandad also owned a Plymouth Fury amongst others. Would be great if I could somehow track down one of his cars and take him to see them. He would love it.

Any help will be appreciated.
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Guys I know this is a long shot. Was showing my grandad some pictures of the Caddys and he said he owned one just like the one in the quoted post. I think its a DeVille. Sometime in the 70s in Bombay. It was black in colour. And he says he sold it to a Parsi who lived near Malabar hill.

My grandad also owned a Plymouth Fury amongst others. Would be great if I could somehow track down one of his cars and take him to see them. He would love it.

Any help will be appreciated.
You can start with digging up some old images, and share the regn numbers. Check out this thread.
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A 1939 Cadillac Series 90 V16 along with a modern day Cadillac Escalade and the 1935 RR Phantom II Continental.

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Here's something for the experts / historians. A friend of a friend owns this cadillac / Lasalle in Italy. The current owner is interested in finding out more about the cars Indian history - in the words of the owner:

"La Salle 1930. Welcome if you you want to see this beauty with your own eyes, We are looking for her early Indian history. who ordered her? She, as ships in English, not it, she as in" la machina".Cadillac, La Salle belong together as brands.Our La Salle 340 Fleetwood Roadster is a right hand drive.

I ordered the built sheet from the GM archives, it was shipped from the Cadillac / La Salle factory to Bombay India.
In 1957 the car came to GB, has been in Europe since.
On the old English log book, it states, imported from Pakistan/ India.
Curious wording as late as 1957, isn t it?
So far writing to the last GB owner, the GB Cadillac Club etc produced kind replies, but no news on the Indian history.
Another point struck me, on the built sheet I saw the car was ordered with a leather interior. Which might exclude a Hindu buyer, would you agree?
Fabric was an order option.Bombay was the port of entry, after that we know nothing.

Writing twice to vccci the Indian classic car club, also asking them if we may post a photo on their Facebook page, as guests, non members , produced no answer.

Why do we want her history?
A lot has to do with our enthusiasm for this beautiful car, certainly a complete history is a nice asset to have."

I am attaching images of the car as well as copies of all other available documents including the Build Sheet. The car is currently in Italy and as can be seen from the pictures, an absolute beauty!

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Any information will be much appreciated....Thanks
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"La Salle 1930. Welcome if you you want to see this beauty with your own eyes, We are looking for her early Indian history. who ordered her? She, as ships in English, not it, she as in" la machina".Cadillac, La Salle belong together as brands.Our La Salle 340 Fleetwood Roadster is a right hand drive.
Thanks for this lovely post. Unfortunately, I do not know anything about the car's India history. The attached snippet from a Beaulieu American Car Rally in 1963 seems to describe the same car. No photo available though

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The car also seems to have been exhibited at The Beaulieu Motor Museum in the early to mid 1960's. So possibly they may know some history ?

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