Motor City USA 1948 Cadillac Body By Saoutchik 1/24 Black & Violet #235/450 RARE

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aBSOLUTELY PRISTINE IN BOX NEVER OPENED INNER BOX WITH CAR. STILL FACTORY SEALED. JUST OPENED OUTER BOX TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS.

MY HUB IS RELEASING HIS CAR COLLECTION… FINALLY. AND HE HAD 3 OF THESE… THE OTHER ONE IS ON DISPLAY SO i TOOK PICS OF THAT ONE.

A Very Limited Edition 1948 Cadillac

Body by Saoutchik

The 1948 Cadillac convertible with the body by Saoutchik was the first and only diecast model I purchased from Motor City USA. I don’t know about you but I can honestly say I never

tire of looking at this car. The styling draws you in as your eyes follow the contours of this car and you are held captive. A truly exceptional model that would make a great addition to anyone’s collection. A milestone in design and elegance in a very limited production run of 450 models. This model is number 235 of that series of 450.

The photographs don’t do this model justice.

The model comes in the original packaging which I have to say is the most secure I have ever seen. This vehicle has never been displayed. NEVER BEEN OPENED Smoke Free home.

A Little Bit of History

Jaques Saoutchik is probably most notable for his flamboyant coach designs for the Delahaye auto company. After World War II Saoutchik built two custom ordered Cadillacs for the American Market, one specifically for film star Delores Del Rio and this one for Paul Kassoff but quickly made it into the hands of Louis Ritter. When the Series 62 chassis arrived in Paris, Saoutchik probably looked at it as an opportunity to try new ideas and expose his work to America. So, he borrowed styling cues from the Cadillac line and used them in a distinctly French way with hopes that the car would gain attention from some of America’s major players.

Only two of these cars were ever made, and both for the American market. The first was finished in black over violet with black cloth soft top and matching black and violet interior. The second car was much more vibrant with a white and violet paintjob featuring hatch work on the doors.

This 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Saoutchik Cabriolet is extremely breathtaking, probably the most intensely beautiful Caddies ever made.THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE LIFTED FROM THE WEB. PLEASE NOTE THE CAR IM SELLING IS BRAND NEW IN UNOPENED FACTORY SEALED BOX AND IS NUMBER 235/450Motor City USA 1:24 1948 Saoutchik Custom Convertible- Cadillac Chassis- Numbered Ltd Ed 235 of 450 (Discontinued)Reviewed by:   Jay Olins       Jacques Saoutchik immigrated from Poland to France in the 1900’s. During the 1920’s he established his Coach Works in Paris to make custom bodies for Talbot Lagos, Delahayes, Mercedes, etc. After the war he switched to Pegaso, Rolls Royce and Cadillac. The car so authentically recreated by Motor City is a 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Cabriolet, but with a custom body by Saoutchik, allegedly as a gift for Delores Del Rio. The original car is in a private collection in Chicago and has not been seen by the public for many years. The body is a total departure from Cadillac’s Detroit offering and it is almost too magnificent for words. It can only be described as lavish, with splashes of chrome on a Black body with Violet fender sweeps. The running gear, dashboard and steering wheel are all that remain from the original Cadillac.This replica of a custom-bodied beauty was first issued as a resin model by Motor City in 1997 and only 80 of a planned 250 were released. Production was halted due to extraordinary costs so that those 80 original buyers now have a very, very rare model. The success of recent Motor City 1:24 metal handcast/handbuilt cars has encouraged Motor City to consider issuing the Saoutchik in a new limited edition in metal. When we posted a brief message to see if there was any interest, the results were overwhelming. The great news is that Motor City has decided to go ahead with this program. The car will feature the same exquisite detail on both exterior and interior as found on the original resin model. The finish will be of the highest quality, equal in every way to quality to the original resin version. (As this is a static or curbside model, please note that it does not have opening doors, trunk or hood.)Because of the enthusiasm and demand created by the recent announcement of this metal model and the influx of orders received, MC has been forced to increase the total allocation to 450. The model is now discontinued. (12/28/2000)(12/28/2000)      Motor City USA | 1:24 Motor City USA 1:24 1948 Saoutchik Custom Convertible- Cadillac Chassis- Numbered Ltd Ed of 450 (Discontinued)  This model is currently not available      New News  ·  List & Reviews  ·  Legacy Motors  ·  Auctions  ·  Forums  ·  Polls  ·  Features  ·  Register  ·  FAQs  ·  ClubsCopyright © 2017 Legacy Diecast Models and Diecast Zone   
BEST OFFER WILL BE CONSIDERED IF ITS A REASONABLE OFFER. LOOK AT THE PRICE. COMPARE IT TO OTHERS THAT SOLD. IF AN ITEM IS LISTED AT $140 AND YOU OFFER $60 THATS UNREASONABLE. iVE DONE MY BEST TO LOOK UP FAIR MARKET RESALE VALUE.

I OFFERED BEST OFFER BUT IT WAS ABUSED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEND ME A MESSAGE ABOUT A REASONABLE OFFER (NO LOWBALLING PLEASE) i WILL CONSIDER IT. POSSIBLY.  THANKS

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