This 1904 Cadillac Model A is almost as old as Cadillac itself, but you wouldn’t know it from its superb condition. Now, this immaculate 116-year-old antique is up for sale at Classic Auto Mall.
This particular Cadillac Model A was restored in 2002 and received its Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Senior Badge in 2003. It’s covered in red paint front to rear, complemented by black fenders. The fenders house spoked wheels and clincher tires, while brass trim bits and pin striping add additional bits of color.
The detailing on this thing is exceptional – check out the brass Cadillac badge on the radiator, as well as the twin brass headlamps on both sides of the body. In back is a woven basket, as well as an additional rear-facing brass lamp.
The open air arrangement provides leather buttoned bench seating, finished in back. A brass steering column, ebony and brass steering wheel, and two floor-mounted pedals round out the controls.
Even the undercarriage is pristine. The Cadillac Model A features a steel frame, with longitudinal leaf springs and rigid axles providing the suspension.
While this is a gorgeous looking antique vehicle, there are a few inconsistencies with its listing at Classic Auto Mall. For example, this 1904 Cadillac Model A is listed as offering a Leland & Faulconer engine rated at 6.5 horsepower, but models produced in 1904 came equipped with 8.25-horsepower engines. The engine is located under the driver’s seat, and mates to two-speed transmission and Brown-Lipe differential. Rear brakes are on hand to slow it down.
Another inconsistency is the body, which appears to be that of a Cadillac Model B, not a Cadillac Model A. We’ve reached out to Classic Auto Mall about these inconsistencies, and will update this post if we hear back.
For now, this gorgeous piece of history is now up for sale for $149,500, and would make for a fantastic fit in any vintage or antique car event.
Source: Classic Auto Mall