Leake Auction Company will offer a dozen classic Cadillacs without reserve during their fall auction in Dallas Market Hall, November 17-19. The collection features a variety of Cadillac models, including Eldorados and Series 62s.
Founded in 1902, Cadillac became an icon of the American automotive industry, and for years represented the ultimate symbol of luxury. They were status symbols of wealth and power with celebrity owners like Elvis Presley and U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, who rode to his inauguration in a 1953 Eldorado.
One of the more notable cars in the collection is a 1948 Cadillac Series 61 Sedanette Fastback, which marked the first appearance of fins on a Cadillac. It is one of 3,521 produced. After being restored by D. Howard of San Antonio, Richard Sevenoaks chased the vehicle for many years. His pursuit finally ended in November of 1998 when the Cadillac was auctioned in Dallas. It has remained in the Sevenoaks collection since that time.
“As one of the oldest car companies worldwide, Cadillacs have always had a certain appeal to collectors with a discerning eye,” said Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction Company. “The classic lines and style of these vehicles is appreciated by generations of people. Growing up in this industry, my wife Nancy was always drawn to Cadillacs. Our 1948 was used in parades, weddings and photo shoots throughout Tulsa. She would pick the kids up from school and sporting events in it. It has resided in the Route 66 Museum since 2016, allowing visitors to enjoy its beauty.”