Other language

HOME | LOGIN | REGISTER | SEARCH | HELP | ENCYCLOPEDIA | MARKETPLACE




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Kellner Cadillac
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:14 pm 
Master coachbuilder
User avatar

Location: Brasil
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:18 am
Posts: 2538
Kellner (France) This car is the 195th engine/chassis combination built by Cadillac in 1930 [Series "353", VIN #500195] and dressed with French coachwork by Georges Kellner, Paris. It is a Special Cadillac 3-position double cabriolet it may be either a closed car, a town car, a town landaulet or an open touring car. It was built for Edmond Rothschild, a wealthy Parisian banker and wine grower in the S.W. of France. Classic car collector-vendor James C. Leake of Tulsa, OK, bought the car in 1970; he said it had spent most of its life in the vineyards of Château Rothschild. He had a friend in the wine business who happened to visit the vineyards in the late sixties and who was able to negotiate the sale. The car was in good, original condition in 1970, with about 30K miles on the odometer. Mr. Leake said of the car in 1977 "It is not a landaulet; it is what I call a double cabriolet, that is a closed car, a Sedanca de Ville as well as an open tourer".The Kellner car subsequently was exhibited in his private museum collection; it was shown there with Paris license tags #151UH75, from the late sixties, I believe (the original tags, from 1930-31, would have had the letters "RE" or "RF").In the Imperial Palace Museum collection where it had been since 1985; I believe it was still there in 1999.Kruse offered the car for sale at auction in 1998, in Las Vegas [lot #173]; it sold there, in condition #3, for a reported $76,000. The catalog said it was the only Kellner-bodied Cadillac known to exist (a similar car was built on the V-16 chassis but the latter is not known to have survived).


Attachments:
1930_Cadillac_Kellner_Open_Front_Town_Car.JPG
1930_Cadillac_Kellner_Open_Front_Town_Car.JPG [ 26.32 KiB | Viewed 914 times ]
dr30Kellnr2.jpg
dr30Kellnr2.jpg [ 10.5 KiB | Viewed 914 times ]
Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Kellner - Paris - Cadillac
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:29 am 
Master coachbuilder

Location: Bilthoven
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:12 pm
Posts: 4859
Another Cadillac, 1928, with a rather roomier body


Attachments:
28KellnrCabb de Ville.jpg
28KellnrCabb de Ville.jpg [ 14.18 KiB | Viewed 870 times ]
Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Kellner Cadillac
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:20 am 
Master coachbuilder
User avatar

Location: Weiterstadt/Darmstadt
Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:24 pm
Posts: 28754
Kellner Cadillac


Attachments:
kellnercadillac.JPG
kellnercadillac.JPG [ 138.09 KiB | Viewed 793 times ]
Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Kellner Cadillac
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:31 am 
Coachbuilder
User avatar

Location: Russia
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:48 am
Posts: 795
João Gazineu wrote:
Kellner (France) This car is the 195th engine/chassis combination built by Cadillac in 1930 [Series "353", VIN #500195] and dressed with French coachwork by Georges Kellner, Paris. It is a Special Cadillac 3-position double cabriolet it may be either a closed car, a town car, a town landaulet or an open touring car. It was built for Edmond Rothschild, a wealthy Parisian banker and wine grower in the S.W. of France. Classic car collector-vendor James C. Leake of Tulsa, OK, bought the car in 1970; he said it had spent most of its life in the vineyards of Château Rothschild. He had a friend in the wine business who happened to visit the vineyards in the late sixties and who was able to negotiate the sale. The car was in good, original condition in 1970, with about 30K miles on the odometer. Mr. Leake said of the car in 1977 "It is not a landaulet; it is what I call a double cabriolet, that is a closed car, a Sedanca de Ville as well as an open tourer".The Kellner car subsequently was exhibited in his private museum collection; it was shown there with Paris license tags #151UH75, from the late sixties, I believe (the original tags, from 1930-31, would have had the letters "RE" or "RF").In the Imperial Palace Museum collection where it had been since 1985; I believe it was still there in 1999.Kruse offered the car for sale at auction in 1998, in Las Vegas [lot #173]; it sold there, in condition #3, for a reported $76,000. The catalog said it was the only Kellner-bodied Cadillac known to exist (a similar car was built on the V-16 chassis but the latter is not known to have survived).

more photo


Attachments:
Series 353 Kellner.JPG
Series 353 Kellner.JPG [ 110.96 KiB | Viewed 243 times ]
Series 353 Kellner-1.jpg
Series 353 Kellner-1.jpg [ 100.38 KiB | Viewed 243 times ]
Series 353 Kellner-2.jpg
Series 353 Kellner-2.jpg [ 92.15 KiB | Viewed 243 times ]
Series 353 Kellner-3.jpg
Series 353 Kellner-3.jpg [ 91.49 KiB | Viewed 243 times ]
Series 353 Kellner-4.jpg
Series 353 Kellner-4.jpg [ 166.2 KiB | Viewed 243 times ]
Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

-->

DONATE
We offer our forum and encyclopedia as a FREE service. We run this website as a
collective effort for you and fellow enthusiasts, aiming to help preserve this unique
part of automotive heritage. Hosting and maintaining our (60GB!) website, database
and forum is a huge and costly effort. If you enjoy this forum please support us
by making a small donation here; your support is highly appreciated
and we can keep the site free for all!





Copyright © 2008-2019 COACHBUILD.com - Powered by phpBB
Published by NAIT Media Ventures - All rights reserved