Lot 76

1915 Cadillac Model 51 Roadster

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$40,000 - $60,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

A Striking Example of Cadillac’s First V-8-Powered Model

Beautiful Roadster Body with Rumble Seat

Benefits from Extensive Work with Corresponding Receipts on File

Technical Specs

314 CID L-Head V-8 Engine

Single Updraft Carburetor

70 HP

3-Speed Manual Gearbox

Rear Mechanical Drum Brakes

Front Solid Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

The 1915 Cadillac was a clean-sheet design, and introduced the company’s first V-8 engine. Available on a 122" or 145" wheelbase chassis, the same platform was used through 1923.

This striking Model 51 is clothed in Roadster bodywork wearing a lovely shade of green with black fenders and a tan interior. Purchased by Mark Smith in 2000 from Steve Register of Westerville, Ohio, it was subsequently treated to an engine rebuild, paint job, a new soft top, and new wiring. Receipts for this extensive work are on file.

Offering incredible value for a powerful Nickel Era car, this V-8-powered Cadillac is sure to delight its next lucky steward.

*Please note that this Lot, like all vehicles in this Auction, has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to any road use.

Gooding & Company presents and conducts the Estate of Mark Smith Auction under the authority of John J. Rendemonti, Executor of the Estate of Mark J. Smith, duly appointed by the Circuit Court of the State of New Hampshire, Probate Division, Case Number 312-2022-ET-00072. The Estate has compiled available title and/or registration paperwork for the Vehicles offered in the Auction and will provide such paperwork to the Buyer if it is available. However, as set forth more fully in the Conditions of Sale, neither the Estate nor Gooding makes any representation or warranty with respect to any existing certificate of title or registration with regard to any Lot in the Auction. Any Lot may be sold on a Bill of Sale. By participating in this Auction, all bidders and buyers recognize that Estate and Gooding have expressly disclaimed all such warranties concerning the availability or sufficiency of any title or registration documentation.


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