Catalog Auction info Hershey At Home 2020 - Ended October 14, 2020 (#100120) 02/20/2021 8:15 AM CDT CLOSED! Lot #71903 Cadillac Model A Rear Entrance Tonneau Click image to enlarge PreviousNextSimilar Items Lot closed - Winning bid:N/A (10 bids) Ask a question Hershey At Home 2020 - Ended October 14, 2020 (#100120) 02/20/2021 8:15 AM CDT CLOSED! Description Year 1903 Make Cadillac Model Model A Rear Entrance Tonneau VIN 1845 Mileage Exterior 5 Interior 5 Drivetrain 5 Drivability 5 Overall 5 Color Red and Black Exterior with Black Interior Lot Location: Lebanon, MO Year 1903 Make Cadillac Model Model A Rear Entrance Tonneau VIN 1845 Mileage Exterior 5 Interior 5 Drivetrain 5 Drivability 5 Overall 5 Color Red and Black Exterior with Black Interior Lot Location: Lebanon, MO Description: Being sold with title. First full year of Cadillac production Rare, highly desirable Little Hercules single-cylinder engine Possibly eligible for New London to New Brighton High-quality restoration This 1903 Cadillac Model A Rear Entrance Tonneau is a rare, highly desirable, and important motorcar from the very first full year of Cadillac production. Black tufted black leather covers the front and rear seats. Cadillac is second only to Buick as America’s oldest car company, with roots that trace back to the origins of automobile manufacturing in Detroit. Before there was General Motors and even the Ford Motor company, the Detroit-based engineering firm of Leland & Faulconer laid the groundwork for volume automobile manufacturing, providing engines and production expertise to Ransom E. Olds for his new Curved Dash model. Aside from their work with R.E. Olds, Henry Leland and Robert Faulconer provided engineering services for other motoring pioneers such as Col. August Pope, and the Pierce Manufacturing Company. Before moving to automobiles, Pope and Pierce were leaders in bicycle manufacturing. When both firms experienced assembly problems and poor quality gears, they turned to L & F for help. Leyland & Faulconer provided gear cutting equipment and a patented hardening process, which allowed for greater standardization and higher quality parts. The experience gained by all three firms would prove invaluable as the motor car moved from novelty to necessity in America. Despite all of his work supporting the industry, it wasn’t until 1902 that Henry Leland entered the automobile business as a full-fledged manufacturer. Following Henry Ford’s tumultuous departure from the short-lived Henry Ford Company, the remaining investors called in Leland to appraise their machinery and stocks for liquidation. He recognized an opportunity to build a complete car around L&F’s single-cylinder “Little Hercules” engine, Leland convinced the investors to back him and with that, Cadillac Motor Car Company was founded. Leland’s new Cadillac was a beautifully built motorcar, precision engineered and of exceptional quality, while simultaneously being highly standardized for rapid, efficient production. The aptly named Cadillac Model A featured L&F’s tough and reliable 98 cubic-inch, single-cylinder Little Hercules engine mounted horizontally in the center of the chassis, driving a 2-speed planetary transmission and chain-drive rear axle. The car developed impressive power for its size, and exhibited beautiful build quality. At the 1903 New York auto show, Cadillac general manager William Metzger took an astonishing 2,286 orders for the $750 Runabout and $850 four-seat Rear-Entrance Tonneau. With nearly $2M in orders upon its debut, Cadillac’s future looked bright. With just a handful of known survivors, today’s collectors covet these early Cadillacs as they represent the genesis of one of the world’s greatest marques. Cadillac’s Model A stands as one of the most important motorcars of the Horseless Carriage era. Interest in these early automobiles remains strong today, as owners take great pride in using their cars in events and tours. As a pre-1904 model, this Cadillac is eligible to apply for entry in the legendary London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, in addition to any number of Horseless Carriage Club of America events in the US. An ideal choice for road events, yet it is beautifully presented and suitable for display in concours and shows. This 1903 Cadillac is a significant piece of early motoring history, finely restored and a welcome addition to virtually any collection of milestone automobiles. Categories: Pre War and Brass Views: 1845 Star Rating * (1 Star) Poor Condition ï¿½Ã? Heavy use and wear, damaged parts or elements, and in need of repair or restoration. Typically this category is for project vehicles. ** (2 Stars) Fair Condition ï¿½Ã?There are notable signs of use and wear. There are visible signs of defective or deteriorated parts or elements that would require attention before using or driving. It requires mechanical or cosmetic treatment for a more presentable item/vehicle. Overall condition of the vehicle is average. *** (3 Stars) Good Condition ï¿½Ã? The beginning of visible use and wear of the vehicle in regards to age and/or miles and may not be obvious to the untrained eye. The imperfections are not severe enough to justify a full restoration. **** (4 Stars) Excellent Condition ï¿½Ã? Has flaws only visible with a more in depth look at the vehicle or item. Interior showing signs of little use. For newer cars it would be considered a well-cared for and maintained vehicle or item with limited use. For Classic cars this would be a local car show winner. ***** (5 Stars) Concours Condition ï¿½Ã? Almost perfect condition from the year it was manufactured. For newer cars it means well maintained and very well cared for. For Classic cars it is a near perfect restored example. Terms and conditions BUYER'S TERMS, PROVISIONS & CONDITIONS OF SALE Bidding. No bid may be retracted by Bidder/Buyer during the sale for any reason, regardless of whether bid is made in person, by telephone, or as an absentee bidder. All sales are final upon the Auctioneer's declaration of sale. Payment. Payment of the purchase price is due immediately upon the Auctioneer's declaration of sale. Payment accepted by wire transfer only, we do not accept credit cards by phone or web except for the memorabilia. All cash payments will be reported according to U.S. Federal government requirements. Checks are not acceptable. 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