Rare 1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster from the collection of John Moir Jr., which sold for $1.1 million, set a new auction record at RM’s Hershey sale. Relatively few 1930, Cadillac’s V-16 models and fewer survive today, which makes well-documented, two-family examples rare and desirable. Representing the ‘C’ in Moir’s unique A-to-Z Car Collection, this Cadillac had been in the Moir Family Car Barn since 1933. Offered entirely without reserve, the Cars of John Moir, which also included a special AC Master Class and select family cars in addition to his eclectic alphabet collection, generated fantastic results across the board.
Selling a family collection is a large emotional challenge,’ said Jim Moir, son of John Moir Jr. following the sale. ‘It’s been a pleasure and an honor to deal with the people at RM Auctions who understand that and who take the care to be emotionally supportive, responsible, and timely, making it a smooth and gratifying experience.’
He added, ‘I think the original owner of the V-16 Cadillac, my grandfather, John Moir Sr., would be very proud and very happy.’
The Oct 10 auction at Hershey Lodge, Pennsylvania raised $14,074,250 in sales with 93 percent of all lots sold. The event was headlined by the Jeffrey Day Collection which comprised a group of 50 “best of category” vehicles, including a lovingly restored 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner ‘Glass Top’ which sold for $165,000, a new auction record for the model.
A restored 1860 Abbott-Downing Stagecoach sold for $330,000, while a 1905 FIAT 60 HP Five-Passenger Tourer, originally owned by August Anheuser Busch Sr., sold for $825,000, and a restored 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton went for $522,500.