1918 Cadillac Roadster

Completed roadster body with complete new wood exterior primed and ready for paint. Completed roadster body with complete new wood exterior primed and ready for paint. Completed roadster body with complete new wood exterior primed and ready for paint. Newly painted chassis ready to accept the body.
Newly painted and restored body ready to be placed onto the chassis. Newly painted and restored body ready to be placed onto the chassis. Body being lowered onto the completed chassis. Body being lowered onto the completed chassis.
Body being lowered onto the completed chassis. Body attached to chassis. Body attached to chassis. Ignition switch, gauges, and dash lights installed.
Body attached to chassis front view. Windshield, cowl lights, and firewall parts in place. Dash right side displaying gauges, primer pump, and clock. Meticulously rebuilt engine after first test run.
Meticulously rebuilt engine after first test run. Meticulously rebuilt engine after first test run. Meticulously rebuilt engine after first test run. Front view of front and rear fenders and splash aprons being fitted before paint work.
Side view of front and rear fenders and splash aprons being fitted before paint work. Left front view of front and rear fenders and splash aprons being fitted before paint work. Mechanic, John, making an adjustment. Front view of nearly completed restoration of hood, fenders, all aprons, headlights, windshield, cowl lights, radiator, wheels, running boards, etc. in place.
Rear view showing spare tire carrier and rumble area completed. Rear view showing spare tire carrier and rumble area completed. Rear view right side. Car just arriving at upholstery shop.
Leather interior work and package tray construction begins. All wheel hub caps and wheel fasteners in place. Interior work for rear of front seat completed and ready for leather application. Package tray construction and leather covering completed.
Left door of toolbox compartment being fabricated. Rumble seat area completed. Correct taillight installed. Nick, the upholsterer putting final touches on right door panel.
Top assembly being fitted. Interior of package tray being displayed open. Left door tool compartment finished. Seat back cushions completed.
Front view of new top in place. Left view of completed new top. Complete interior including bottom seat cushion and flooring installed. Rear view of new top and rumble area.
Right side view of new top. Right view of completed restoration. First showing of the car was in Newport, Rhode Island at the commemoration of the 1918 end of World War One. Right front view. First showing of the car was in Newport, Rhode Island at the commemoration of the 1918 end of World War One. Left front view.
First showing of the car was in Newport, Rhode Island at the commemoration of the 1918 end of World War One. Left side view. Collapsible "fat man wheel" in extended driving position. Completed interior. Left rear view of completed restoration.
Closeup of rumble area. Rear view of completed restoration. Closeup of right rear rumble area. Closeup of right rear rumble area.
Right rear view of complete car. Closeup of dash and interior front of completed car. Closeup of dash and interior front of completed car. Right side of completed engine.
Closeup of right side of completed engine. View of completed undercarriage. Left view of completed engine. Closeup of left view of completed engine.
Closeup of left view of completed engine. First showing of the car was in Newport, Rhode Island at the commemoration of the 1918 end of World War One.