This original Cadillac Coupe (1933) vehicle was owned by Fort Worth entrepreneur andÂ philanthropist, Amon G. Carter.Â We feature this 1933 Cadillac not only for its uniqueness and beauty, but also to show the progression from the horse drawn vehicles of the Sterquell Collection to today's gas powered automobiles.
Mr. Carterâ€™s personality is so entwined in the destiny of Fort Worth.Â He was often quoted as saying, "A man can not live off his community, he must live with it."Â He was a tireless promoter of Fort Worth and played a major role in its development.Â Mr. Carter left many marks on his community and a legacy, which continues to reflect his ideals.Â Amon, a great Fort Worth man, is known for tagging Fort Worth as the place "Where the West begins".Â The world renowned, Amon G. Carter Museum is one of his many gifts to all of us and is located in the Culture District of Fort Worth.Â www.cartermuseum.org
Cadillacâ€™s V8 engines revolutionized the American car industry and set the standard for most modern vehicles.Â Cadillac was the first automobile maker to mass-produce a V8 engine.Â Most notably, the boxy look of the twenties began to give way to a more streamlined look. The distinguishing feature of the 1933 Cadillac is the front clip, with its wind-splitting, aerodynamic "V"-shaped grill.Â Serial numbers for identification were not used however; engine numbers were stamped on the crankcase near the water inlet on the right hand side.Â A 1933 Cadillac innovation: Fisher no-draft individually controlled ventilation (I.C.V.) (Vent windows).Â The price range for Mr. Carterâ€™s Cadillac range: $2,795 to $4,000 and was based on wheelbase and amenities.