1932 Cadillac 370-B V-12 Five-Passenger Town Coupe


This 1932 Cadillac 370-B V-12 is clothed in five-passenger town coupe coachwork by Fisher and is said to have spent several years under the ownership of a West Virginia doctor before later being purchased by Mr. Schaubach out of an estate sale in 2019. Finished in black over blue vinyl and cloth, the car is powered by a 368ci OHV V12 that breathes through dual updraft carburetors and is mated to a synchronized three-speed manual transmission. Additional features include vacuum-assisted four-wheel mechanical drum brakes, lever-arm hydraulic shock absorbers that are adjustable from the cabin, 17” body-color wire wheels, dual side-mount spares, Trippe driving lights, and a fold-forward front passenger seat. This V-12 370-B is now offered by the seller on behalf of the owner with a Virginia title.

  • Chassis: 1300422
  • 98k Miles Shown, TMU
  • 368ci OHV V12
  • Dual Updraft Carburetors
  • Three-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Fisher Town Coupe Bodywork
  • Black Paint
  • Blue Cloth & Vinyl Upholstery
  • 17″ Wire Wheels
  • Fold-Forward Front Passenger Seat
  • Dual Side-Mount Spares
  • Vacuum-Assisted Mechanical Drum Brakes
  • Adjustable Lever-Arm Shock Absorbers

The V-12-powered Series 370 was introduced in late 1930 as an intermediate offering between Cadillac’s V-8 and V-16 models and rode on a frame with divergent side rails of similar design to that of the Series 355 V-8. The 370-B debuted in 1932 with revisions including longer and lower bodywork, a mesh radiator grille accented by a single vertical bar and seven horizontal bars, and a stiffer frame. Offered on either a 134” or 140” wheelbase, the 370-B model was available in a variety of open and closed configurations by Fisher or Fleetwood.

Riding on a 140″ wheelbase, this example’s Fisher style 32-12-272 town coupe features triple-bar front and rear bumpers, Trippe front fog lamps, a centrally hinged hood with six ventilation doors on each side, a heron radiator mascot, rear quarter windows, a fold-down rear luggage rack, and dual exhaust outlets.

Black-painted wire wheels wear bright “V-12” hubcaps and are wrapped in 7.50-17 Lester wide-whitewall tires, while dual side-mount spares are housed under body-color covers. Stopping is handled by four-wheel drum brakes with vacuum-assisted mechanical actuation.

The cabin houses a driver’s seat with cushions trimmed in blue vinyl, while blue cloth covers the rear bench as well as a front passenger seat that folds forward to provide more rear space. Additional features include beige cloth door panels and rear side panels, a beige headliner, a wood dash and door caps, a dash-mounted ashtray, dual rear lamps, and wood compartments flanking the rear seat.

The three-spoke steering wheel sits ahead of instrumentation including an AC 120-mph speedometer, a Jaeger clock, and gauges monitoring fuel level, ride-regulation selection, coolant temperature, amperage, and oil pressure. The five-digit odometer shows 98k miles. The 368ci V12 was based on the contemporary V16 powerplant and incorporates an aluminum crankcase, two cast-iron blocks with a 45° angle between cylinder banks, detachable cylinder heads with overhead valves, and dual Detroit Lubricator updraft carburetors. Output was factory rated at 135 horsepower. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a three-speed manual transmission with synchromesh on the top two gears. Suspension incorporates leaf-sprung solid axles and lever-arm hydraulic shock absorbers, the latter of which can be adjusted for firmness via a lever on the steering wheel hub.


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370-B V-12 Five-Passenger Town


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