1931 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupe Model 4235 Wins Best in Class At The 2022 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance

by Dick Shappy

June 5, 2022
Dick Shappy receives award
Dick Shappy (second from left) receives the first place trophy Best in Class from John Connolly, judge and businessman from New York City. On right are Jeff Demarey, National Director Classic Car Club Of America and Ruben Verdes, President of Rolls Royce Owners Club.

The 1931 Cadillac V-16 Model 4235 Convertible Coupe won Best in Class for Pre-War American cars at the 2022 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance which was held on June 4th and 5th at Greenwich, Connecticut.

Dick Shappy posing with his freshly restored 1931 Cadillac V-16 Model 4235 Convertible Coupe
Dick Shappy posing with his freshly restored 1931 Cadillac V-16 Model 4235 Convertible Coupe at the 2022 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance which was held on June 4th and 5th at Greenwich, Connecticut.

A seven year restoration was recently completed on Dick Shappy's 1931 Cadillac V-16 Model 4235 Convertible Coupe.

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The Best in Class blue ribbon was awarded to Dick Shappy's 1931 Cadillac V-16 Model 4235 Convertible Coupe.

After close inspection by the expert judges, this car was awarded the Best in Class trophy over the many cars in the class.

1931 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupe Model 4235 in the shop ready to show
1931 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupe Model 4235 in the shop ready to show.

As the day of the show became closer, Dick Shappy reached out to the services of The Dragone Motor Car company of Orange, Connecticut to perform the final touches on this fabulous automobile. The car was finished in actual factory colors which were taken from the original build sheet for this car. Only 94 of these cars were produced and only a handful exist today.

It is an honor to receive this prestigious award at this great show with such high end restorations.

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