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Oftentimes when I meet up with my friend (and Hemmings Classic Car columnist) David Schultz for a chat, talk turns to rebodied big-C Classics – that is, closed-car bodywork scrapped in favor of open-car bodywork, V-8 cars placed on V-12 chassis, etc. It’s a giant headache for the people in the Classic Car Club of America, not only because it muddles the history of those great cars, but also because many great closed bodies get unceremoniously discarded. I assumed, out of naivete, that this was something done in decades past, but I seem to be mistaken, after coming across this 1934 Cadillac V-12 chassis for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:
Perfect candidate for installing an open or closed car body to update your 8 cyl project to a V12! Looks to be very complete, included complete V12 motor, transmission, with distributor and cap. All axles and suspension installed in frame still. It is very original and rust free frame that will restore perfectly. Good undamaged intake and exhaust manifolds. What you see is what you get, it is missing the carburetors, and drive shaft. Also available for an additional cost os a complete perfect original 34 V12 hood, and front fenders (I will also consider selling these separately).
See more Cadillacs for sale on Hemmings.com.