The ex-Liberace ’31 Cadillac is solid, but the body is leaf-clad and its inside door handles, gold-plated.
The lead car in Barons’ auction, at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey in the UK on September 17th, and one of its star attractions is guaranteed to turn heads and stop traffic! It’s the ‘31 Cadillac convertible coupe with rumble seat and compartment for golf clubs, believed to have once belonged to the flamboyant pianist, Liberace! It features 23.75-ct gold leaf-clad bodywork, silver external door handles and 24-ct gold-plated internal door handles. That’s the
only way Liberace would have had it!
In the 1970s, it received a lavish three-year restoration by then-owner, Jack Smith in the United States. Smith later sold the car at a Kruse auction in 1975, and more recently it has been on display for 12 years as “Liberace’s Gold Cadillac.” The gold leaf coachwork is offset by white leather upholstery, and its driving lamps move as the steering wheel is turned. Powered by a smooth, quiet and powerful 5.7-litre V8, it is mated to a three-speed manual transmission.
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