Al Capone's Armored V8 Cadillac Crosses The Block For $310,000
Capone Cadillac Steals Show But Comes Up Short On Selling Price
July 28th, 2012
By: Carl Malek
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Al Capone's 1928 Armored Cadillac was a hot discussion topic among the bidders at RM's St. John Motor Auction earlier today. However, despite its place in American history and its unique connection to one of Americas most notorious and iconic gangsters. This special vehicle only achieved a modest $310,000 price tag when the gavel eventually dropped on its sale. While this final amount is in the lower end of RM's $300,000 to $500,000 presale estimate, it failed to meet the bold predictions of some in the auction world who thought the car would surpass the $500,000 barrier with the recent discovery of new information pertaining to its status after it left Capones ownership.
Still its showing here at St Johns was better than its last appearance on the block at the 2010 RM Monterey sale where it ended up as a no sale vehicle despite a $355,000 bid. Overall the new owner of this car got a great bargain on a piece of American history, and this special Cadillac should serve as a key part of his or her collection.