1930 Cadillac Series 353 V8 Sedan

Older Restoration, Affordable CCCA Classic, Gorgeous!


Harry's Thoughts

This is elegant 1930 Cadillac Series 353 Sedan and is perfect for local and regional car shows and tours. Being a CCCA Classic, it can be shown at concours events as well. We love the two-tone color combination and original mohair interior. Being well sorted, this Cadillac drives beautifully and can be enjoyed immediately!


This is a beautiful older restoration of a 1930 Cadillac Series 353 V8 Sedan that shows and drives incredibly well. This Cadillac retains its original Mohair upholstery and has otherwise benefitted from an older restoration, as needed.  She is perfect for participation with several national clubs, such as the CCCA, AACA and the CLC as well as local shows and tours.

According to its longtime present owner, this Cadillacs early history was in Newport, RI and may have belonged to the Vanderbilt family or close neighbors to the Vanderbilts.  It was acquired by a Mr. McLatey from an estate sale from a ten-car garage from one of the Newport mansions.  Mr. McLatey was from Hartford, CT and had commenced much of this Cadillacs restoration.  It was acquired by its present owner Mr. George Boxley in 1997 after having met Mr. McLatey at the Hershey AACA event.  Mr. Boxley is a significant Cadillac collector and had the engine thoroughly rebuilt shortly after his acquisition.  Mr. Boxley toured her throughout New England and the Eastern Seaboard.  He participated in several AACA, CCCA and CLC events, touring all throughout the Eastern United States.

This Cadillacs livery is in an elegant two-tone Burgundy and Black. The paint shows well overall, with great shine and luster.  Being an older restoration, there are many small chips which have been touched up. Overall, she looks very nice.  Her chrome and stainless-steel trim show well and have been well cared for. The dual side-mount spare tires with wide white walls overall lend an elegant look and feel to her.  She is well accessorized with Trippe Safety Lights, a luggage rack and dual side mounts.  Her headlights are gorgeous.  Her windshield is original and shows discoloration and age cracks along the lower portion. A replacement windshield and gasket are included with the sale. Overall, the exterior is in very nice condition.

Her interior features the original brown mohair upholstery. The brown mohair upholstery is in nice condition overall given its age and use, with expected wear as we show clearly in the photo gallery.  We would recommend keeping the original upholstery and not replacing it as it clearly shows the care this Cadillac has received over its lifetime.  The brown carpet was replaced during the restoration and shows well overall.  Included in the vanities is a handheld beveled mirror and notebook on one side and a cigar lighter on the other side.  There is also a complimentary brown lap robe for the rear passengers.  There are five delicate brown silk shades to ensure the privacy of the rear passengers.  The gauges function properly and are in nice condition. The interior shows well overall for being an incredible survivor.

Cadillacs 353 CID V8 develops 95 hp and performs smoothly and powerfully, as you would expect for a well-maintained example. The 3-speed manual transmission shifts smoothly and operates quietly. The engine compartment is well detailed and looks great.  All the accessories work well. This Series 353 runs and drives beautifully.  Her oil pressure is good, and she runs at a very cool operating temperature.  Her exterior storage compartments contain the battery cutoff switch and the wheel wrench.  The chassis had been completely restored and now shows normal soiling from tours.  The chassis could easily be cleaned and detailed.

We have priced this very realistically.  This 1930 Cadillac Series 353 Sedan is priced to sell.

For more information please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or This Cadillac is available for viewing in our Phoenix showroom.

1930 Cadillac Series 353 V8 Sedan


VIEWS 1955

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1930 Cadillac Series 353 V8 Sedan
1930 Cadillac Series 353 V8 Sedan


VIN 507255
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 31487
GEARBOX 3-Speed Synchromesh
INT COLOR Brown Mohair
EXT COLOR Burgundy and Black Two Tone
YEAR 1930
VIEWS 1955

Cadillac Model 353

Interesting Fact: The Cadillac Model 353 saw a short lifespan, only being produced in 1930 and immediately being replaced by the Series 355. A 353 cubic-inch V8 engine powered the vehicle and is also what gave the Model 353 its name.   This car was manufactured in a two to four passenger build with coupe…
Interesting Fact: The Cadillac Model 353 saw a short lifespan, only being produced in 1930 and immediately being replaced by the Series 355. A 353 cubic-inch V8 engine powered the vehicle and is also what gave the Model 353 its name.   This car was manufactured in a two to four passenger build with coupe or convertible options. The 353 is known for its attractive features, such as the tan upholstery and original instruments that give it a uniquely classic feel.   Given that the 353 only saw one year of production, there are not many driving around roads today. Despite this, the model 353 is considered one of the best driving class-era Cadillacs and best-looking builds as well. This Cadillac’s rarity makes it a sought-after item for collectors and proves difficult to find today!  



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