One Of A Kind Cadillac Military Sport Roadster Fetches $100,000 At Inn Of St. Johns

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    One Of A Kind Cadillac Military Sport Roadster Fetches $100,000 At Inn Of St. Johns

    One Of A Kind Cadillac Military Sport Roadster Fetches $100,000 At RM Inn Of St.Johns Auction
    Schutte Bodied Cadillac Roadster Showcases A Unique Piece of Cadillac History
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    July 27, 2013
    By: Carl Malek





    Cadillac has always had an illustrious history that has been weaved with iconic vehicles such as the Cadillac V-16 lineup, the Series 62, as well as the 1959 El Dorado convertible. However at the 2013 RM St. John Auction in Plymouth Michigan, a more obscure Cadillac would grace the stage and impress bidders with its own unqiue history. Owned by the same family for an impressive 98 years, this 1914 Cadillac Model 30 Military Sport Roadster by Schutte not only impressed bidders with the results of its recent full restoration, but also its distinction as the only Cadillac equipped with a Schutte Military Sport body.

    First introduced in 1909, the Model 30 was equipped with a 6.0 liter straight-four engine which was good for a modest 40-50 horsepower (not bad figures for a pre WW1 vehicle). This particular example originally started life as a roadster, but that changed sometime between 1917-1919 when its new Schutte Military Sport body was installed. Founded by Charles Schutte, the small coach-building company was based in Lancaster Pennsylvania and would soon gain a reputation for the exceptional level of craftsmanship and innovative design that went into every body that they designed. One of these was the "Military Sport" which gained its patriotic nickname because it was not only popular with Military officers during WWI, but its basic design and limited use of building materials embodied the patriotic spirit of the post WWI period. Despite its basic upbringings and layout, the Military Sport still offered owners a host of standard equipment including a big trunk and an equally large cabin (both items normally absent from a pure roadster).


    After the installation of the Schutte body, the car was bought by its first owner in 1927 and managed to stay in that owners family for 98 years before it was bought by the seller and subsequently restored. While its gavel price of $100,000 (taxes and other fees not included) was below its $125,000 - $175,000 estimate, it should be a highlight piece at future car shows and continue to serve as a key piece of Cadillac and Schutte history.

    Stay tuned to GMI for more highlights from this years auction as well as live coverage from the 2013 Concours d'Elegance of America.
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    Re: One Of A Kind Cadillac Military Sport Roadster Fetches $100,000 At Inn Of St. Joh

    "....but its basic design and limited use of building materials."

    Very cool! Love those old cars. Amazing - a 6 liter 4 cylinder!!!!

    Does anyone know what they mean by "limited use of building materials"?
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    Re: One Of A Kind Cadillac Military Sport Roadster Fetches $100,000 At Inn Of St. Joh

    That's a cool car with a cool history!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Does anyone know what they mean by "limited use of building materials"?
    I imagine it had something to do with the rationing of raw materials "for the war effort" and the limited/economical use of those materials in constructing this body.
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    Read about how Pershing used Cadillacs on the Mexican border hunting Pancho Villa. Could be one of those. Cadillac had already developed a reputation for reliability and parts interchangeability, which maybe why the US Army used them.
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    Re: One Of A Kind Cadillac Military Sport Roadster Fetches $100,000 At Inn Of St. Joh

    Quote Originally Posted by GMfan1111 View Post
    After the installation of the Schutte body, the car was bought by its first owner in 1927 and managed to stay in that owners family for 98 years before it was bought by the seller and subsequently restored.
    My grandmother was born in 1927, and she isn't 98...

    It said the body was installed in 1917, does that mean it sat in a showroom for a decade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buick City View Post
    My grandmother was born in 1927, and she isn't 98...

    It said the body was installed in 1917, does that mean it sat in a showroom for a decade?
    I'm a little confused by that as well, but I was thinking the car was bought by Schutte, converted over a period of many years and then sold to the original owner in 1927. I'm thinking that Schutte isn't considered the original owner as they bought the car with the intent to convert and sell to the public.

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    Re: One Of A Kind Cadillac Military Sport Roadster Fetches $100,000 At Inn Of St. Joh

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    "....but its basic design and limited use of building materials."

    Very cool! Love those old cars. Amazing - a 6 liter 4 cylinder!!!!

    Does anyone know what they mean by "limited use of building materials"?
    Limited use of building materials to preserve as many resources as possible for the war effort, I would think.

    Think the metal that went into it could have been used elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post
    Limited use of building materials to preserve as many resources as possible for the war effort, I would think.

    Think the metal that went into it could have been used elsewhere.

    yea you saw that same mindset take root once more during WWII and the car itself was a treat to see and the restoration was superb
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMfan1111 View Post
    yea you saw that same mindset take root once more during WWII and the car itself was a treat to see and the restoration was superb
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    very cool!


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    Wow. what a beauty.

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    Re: One Of A Kind Cadillac Military Sport Roadster Fetches $100,000 At Inn Of St. Joh

    Quote Originally Posted by GMfan1111 View Post
    One Of A Kind Cadillac Military Sport Roadster Fetches $100,000 At RM Inn Of St.Johns Auction
    Schutte Bodied Cadillac Roadster Showcases A Unique Piece of Cadillac History
    www.gminsidenews.com
    July 27, 2013
    By: Carl Malek






    Cadillac has always had an illustrious history that has been weaved with iconic vehicles such as the Cadillac V-16 lineup, the Series 62, as well as the 1959 El Dorado convertible. However at the 2013 RM St. John Auction in Plymouth Michigan, a more obscure Cadillac would grace the stage and impress bidders with its own unqiue history. Owned by the same family for an impressive 98 years, this 1914 Cadillac Model 30 Military Sport Roadster by Schutte not only impressed bidders with the results of its recent full restoration, but also its distinction as the only Cadillac equipped with a Schutte Military Sport body.

    First introduced in 1909, the Model 30 was equipped with a 6.0 liter straight-four engine which was good for a modest 40-50 horsepower (not bad figures for a pre WW1 vehicle). This particular example originally started life as a roadster, but that changed sometime between 1917-1919 when its new Schutte Military Sport body was installed. Founded by Charles Schutte, the small coach-building company was based in Lancaster Pennsylvania and would soon gain a reputation for the exceptional level of craftsmanship and innovative design that went into every body that they designed. One of these was the "Military Sport" which gained its patriotic nickname because it was not only popular with Military officers during WWI, but its basic design and limited use of building materials embodied the patriotic spirit of the post WWI period. Despite its basic upbringings and layout, the Military Sport still offered owners a host of standard equipment including a big trunk and an equally large cabin (both items normally absent from a pure roadster).


    After the installation of the Schutte body, the car was bought by its first owner in 1927 and managed to stay in that owners family for 98 years before it was bought by the seller and subsequently restored. While its gavel price of $100,000 (taxes and other fees not included) was below its $125,000 - $175,000 estimate, it should be a highlight piece at future car shows and continue to serve as a key piece of Cadillac and Schutte history.

    Stay tuned to GMI for more highlights from this years auction as well as live coverage from the 2013 Concours d'Elegance of America.
    One could say that this is one of the first "jeep" style bodies, for a vehicle, used by the US Military. This would be the "CJ" (civilian jeep ) version.
    (FYI I think Pershing used a four door phaeton.)
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    Re: One Of A Kind Cadillac Military Sport Roadster Fetches $100,000 At Inn Of St. Joh

    How odd to think of you have an aftermarket body installed to/in your car...

    I guess this was the first allroad version of a car, but sold as an aftermarket option. Cool!
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