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1930 Cadillac Series 353 Fisher Town Sedan [30152]

1930 Cadillac Series 353 [30152] in The Waltons, TV Series, 1972-1981 IMDB Ep. 03.06

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1930 Cadillac Series 353 Fisher Town Sedan [30152]

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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DAF555 SE

2011-02-22 14:47

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1931 Cadillac V8 Club Sedan [355]

DAF555 SE

2011-02-27 11:29

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I did some further research on this one, as mentioned here: /vehicle_377880-Chrysler-Eight-CD-1931.html , I thought it might be a 1930 or 1931. Itīs not a 1931 as I claimed above, the bodystyle is a little different and the toolboxes are gone, also the 1931 models have a single bumper.
Some sources call this body Club Sedan, but most will name them Town Sedan. This is also the name used in adverts.
1931 Cadillac V8 Town Sedan:
http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/cadillac/31cad/bilder/5.jpg

I also see that itīs now been altered to Series 355. This denomination is nowhere to be found in Cadillac sales literature of the period, not even in the internal dealer sales material:

[Image: 290008-Cadillac_Sales_2_1.jpg]
[Image: 290009-Cadillac_Sales_1_2.jpg]

It seems we have to go to the workshop manual to find this very internal designation, hereīs a sample from the 1930 V16 Service Information:

[Image: 290010-Cadillac_V-16_1_1.jpg]

The number refers to the engine size 355 cu in, 452 cu in etc.

So this car would be a 1930 Cadillac V8 Town Sedan [353], 353 is the closest we get to a chassiscode for these. Bodystyle is 30152.

-- Last edit: 2011-02-27 11:30:47

Commander 57 US

2011-02-27 16:23

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Based on your nice research, will change the listing.

(One heck of a beautiful period sedan, BTW!)

DAF555 SE

2011-02-28 00:51

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It is indeed a beautiful car.

But can someone please explain why the designation "Series 353" is put as modelname?

However common it is on websearches or in various modern literature, I suppose for practical reasons since itīs easy to categorize by it, itīs very difficult to find in Cadillac or LaSalle publications from the period. Outside Cadillac management and the workshop literature it seems to have been more or less unknown.

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