1925 Cadillac

V-63 Sedan $45,000

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1925 Cadillac V-63 Sedan

The Cadillac V-63 is a large luxury automobile that was introduced in September 1923 by Cadillac as a 1924 model replacing the previous Type 61. It used the GM C platform and was replaced by the Cadillac Series 355 in 1931. The most noticeable update for 1925 was the introduction of two classifications of body style choices. The "Standard" bodies were added for 1925 that offered a five passenger Brougham, two passenger Coupe, four passenger Victoria, a five- and seven passenger Sedan and a seven passenger Imperial limousine. A higher content "Custom" body styles offered a Roadster, Touring Car, Phaeton, five passenger Coupe and Sedan, seven passenger Suburban with the top level seven passenger Imperial limousine, while the mechanicals and chassis were otherwise largely unchanged. Coachwork continued to be offered by Fisher Body who was the primary supplier of all GM products at this time, and Duco automotive lacquer paint, introduced by DuPont was the first quick drying multi-color line of nitrocellulose lacquers made especially for the automotive industry. The introduction of lacquer paint afforded the clients with a choice of 24 matched color choices along with 10 different upholstery patterns.

For consignment, a barn find version of the 1925 V63 Sedan. With its innovative and smooth 8 cylinder engine, mechanical drum brakes, and 21-inch wood spoked wheels, the performance race, although in its infancy, was on between manufacturers. Sporting a very simple but comfortable interior and still showing the luxury that this car came equipped with when new. This definitely will be a project for its new owner, but one that in the end may prove profitable as this example is not an oft seen automobile.


With its totally square design passenger compartment, this all steel car maintains its exterior integrity with very faded black paint and primer, patina riddled panels and glass. There is evidence of prior repairs and some rust particularly on the lower cabin structure. The boxy design continues through the back of the car with a rear mounted spare tire and platform for a trunk. Dual twin bar simple bumpers frame the spare tire nicely and add a flair along with the triple taillight on the driver's rear fender. Moving to the long dual cowled hood front end, this shows no rust, and has a radiator surround in black topped with a Boyce MotoMeter, and Cadillac crest. Shiny trim is at a minimum, only showing on the round headlight bezels and on the headlight tie bar is a MotoVox horn assembly, otherwise all else is encased in black steel. A 3 bar front bumper caps off the front end and wraps around to undulating fenders with wooden running boards to differentiate the front from the rear. Up top, black vinyl covers the roof and shows cracks, tears and tape cover ups. Black painted Landau bars frame the oval opera windows at the rear of the cabin and add an extra touch of class. Big 21-inch wood spoked wheels are on all 4 corners of this car and will need restored.

Taking a look at the twin bench seats will give you an idea of the original interior design and use of fabric. Here we see a large panel tuck and roll pattern mohair in a coffee brown looking much like comfortable couches. These stretches from side panel to side panel. These present with some tearing, dirt and moth damage but are usable as is. A very simple curved metal dash has a cluster of gauges in its very center, which have gold bezels, and also contain a few knobs and pulls. A restored wooden steering wheel is fronting the dash and appears to be held together with black tape of sorts. Solid wood makes up the flooring as the carpet has long since been absent from this car. The mohair felt headliner presents in coffee, and in surprisingly good tight shape, and has an interior light mounted in the center.

Assumed to be original, the Flathead V8 engine with some surface rust is seen under the cowled hood. This specs out as a 314.5ci L-headed V8 with a 1-barrel carburetor to feed it. A 3-speed manual transmission is on back, and the rear axle setup consists of 4.50 gears.

Looking underneath we note some surface rust on the usual suspects, like suspension and some mechanical steel parts. However, there appear to be no structural problems as seen, rockers and body hangers are solid, as is the frame. Leaf spring suspension is on all 4's as are mechanical drum brakes.

While the engine does turn over by hand, we did not attempt to start it due to many unknowns. Let's assume a rebuild is in order, sadly, no test drive was completed.

A buttoned-up barn find if you will, no major rust, mostly original steel panel car, with an original interior to go by when you undertake the restoration. This is a blank palette for the potential restorer, as these cars were really colorful, and as you proceed through the restoration, your personality can shine throughout, creating your own work of art.

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V-63 Sedan


Engine Size
314.5 L Head V8
Fuel Specification
91 Octane or below
Engine Type
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual


Body Color
Grey primer
Body Style


Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type

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