Cadillac 355A 4502 Roadster by Fleetwood

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355A 4502 Roadster by Fleetwood





Clear styling cues and many technical refinements were passed down from Cadillac’s V-16 and V-12 flagships to the more affordable eight-cylinder models, thereby adding a heightened degree of luxury, refinement, and style to every Cadillac in production. Moreover, Harley Earl’s “Art and Colour Department,” formed in 1927, was in the midst of a stylistic revolution that would catapult the marque to the top of the American fine-car market during the 1930s and for decades to come.

Fleetwood having been acquired by General Motors just six years earlier, made bodies that were available for Cadillac’s, including the V-8 model seen here. Fisher also made eight body styles; Fleetwood provided the interior for the Fisher bodied cars also.

The 355-A, eight cylinder, was similar to the Series 353 of 1930 except the body was longer and lower. The hood was also longer with five hood ports or rectangular doors. The cowls had matching doors. The coach sill was modified and there were no compartments in the splash pan. The battery and tool compartments were located under the front seat. The floor boards were metal. The instrument panel was oval with the same grouping as the Series 353. It also featured a radiator screen, single bar bumper, and dual horns. The headlight diameter was reduced one inch.

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