A 1934 rumbleseat roadster model 5802 and a 1937 Phaeton model 5859 were custom built, but never ordered by customers during the Great Depression.
Decades later, noted automobile restorer and coachbuilder Fran Roxas built the Phaeton 5859 and Roadster 5802 from scratch, relying only on the original blueprints of Cadillac designer John Hampshire. Both have won best-in-class awards at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The two one-of-a-kind models were rarely seen until being profiled in a recent Hemmings Classic Car article.
The Phaeton 5859 recently sold for $962,500 and the Roadster 5802 for $1,001,000. Both vehicles are powered by Cadillac’s legendary16-cylinder engine.
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