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Cadillac fans are still mourning the death of the twin-turbo 4.2-liter Blackwing V8, but it’s hardly the first performance engine to bit the dust as the brand used to produce V12s and V16s.

That brings us to this beautiful 1932 Cadillac V16 Convertible Coupe by Fisher, which will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s next month.

One of four remaining 1932 V16 Convertible Coupes by Fisher, this particular model was originally sold by a Cadillac dealer in New York. However, it eventually ended up at sawmill in Northern Minnesota.

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It was discovered by Elmer Franzen, in 1959, who spent the next four years “cajoling, wheedling, pleading, coaxing” and doing “everything short of blackmail” to get the car. His dedication eventually paid off in 1965 as he told The Self-Starter, “the fellow decided to sell just to get rid of me.”

While 33 years had passed, the model was reportedly “solid and intact.” Franzen planned to work on the car, but he traded it a few years later and the vehicle remained untouched until the early 1990’s.

At that point, it was bought by collector Ronald Benach who tapped Fran Roxas to restore it. As part of the restoration, the car was painted period correct Bottle Green and outfitted with a khaki soft top. For the interior, Benach went with tan leather that pairs nicely with the green paint job.

Following its restoration, the car was displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1995 and named best in class for the “American Classic 16 Cylinders 1930-1937” category. The model remained in Benach’s collection until 2017, when it was sold to the current owner who has given it “superb care and maintenance.”

Thanks to nearly three decades of tender loving care, the Cadillac looks great and even comes with a handful of original options including the Heron hood ornament. The model is also extensively documented as there is everything from the original build sheet to pre-restoration photos.

Of course, the car’s defining feature is its V16 engine which displaces 7.4 liters. It was introduced in 1930 and reportedly had an output of 165 hp (123 kW / 167 PS). This was 30 hp (22 kW / 30 PS) more than Cadillac’s V12, but the high price tag and Great Depression meant sales were modest.

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Picture credits: RM Sothebys

While production officially ended a couple of years ago, the owner of an Agera RS recently sent the car back to the Swedish car manufacturer’s factory for a series of upgrades.

According to Koenigsegg, the owner of this Agera RS approached them in the fall of 2019 looking to have the same front hood air vents as the One:1 installed on their hypercar. The Swedish automaker’s aftermarket department was more than happy to accommodate this request and proposed a handful of other modifications.

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To fulfill all of the customer’s requests, Koenigsegg fitted an all-new hood that has a center section finished in carbon fiber. Koenigsegg has also installed a scoop on the engine cover inspired by that on the One:1. A number of black accents were also added, including the bolts, logos, accents, and badges, while the exhaust has a jet black finish.

The company also added some new aero elements to the Agera RS, including additional front winglets and a top-mounted carbon fiber rear wing that is fully active and controlled by software in the car; the previous wing was spring-activated and not so advanced. Rounding out the upgrades made is the fitment of the automaker’s new SmartCluster, the same all-digital gauge cluster as used by the Regera.

Koenigsegg hasn’t revealed how much the Agera RS owner paid to have these modifications made, but we suspect they would have easily cost six figures.

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Tesla旗下入門電動車款Model 3,繼今年3月創下單月掛牌數新高後,靠著上個月發表全新配置,預估今年第4季掛牌數有望逼近 1,200輛,Tesla全車系總掛牌數更有機會突破1,630輛,如果從去年第3季首度登台開始算,Model 3累積銷量已經超過6,000輛,是目前最暢銷的電動車。

從去年第3季首度登台開始算,Model 3累積銷量已經超過6,000輛,是目前最暢銷的電動車。





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