1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan — Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 — Sold for $264,000



One of four built. Madame X indicates the owner was so wealthy -- and likely so famous / infamous -- that even initials on the build sheet were stripped.

Gooding Cadillac 1932 V16 Madame X GIF1

The $264,000 earned by this stunning V16 limousine at Gooding's Amelia Island 2014 event was very impressive, but certainly not in the Rolls-Royce price or prestige echelon just yet.

1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 1 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 2 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 3 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 4 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 5

Even so, the twin sets of suicide doors are lovely. The back seat is enormous and cushioned in crushed velvet. A repeated speedometer in back lets back-seat drivers really know their stuff.

1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 20 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 21 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 23 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 24

Green paint in this era was extremely rare and extremely expensive.

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Coachwork by Fleetwood was the top of the ladder for American volume car companies at the time.

1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 8 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 9 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 10 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 11 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 12

The front hood ornament is a work of Art.

1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 3 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 2 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 5

Dimensions are actually relatively compact versus some of its peers.

1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 15 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 16 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 17 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 18 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 26 1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 27

Overall, well bought and an exquisite piece of the Cadillac legacy.

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