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1931 Cadillac Fleetwood Convertible Coupe [4535]

1931 Cadillac [4535] in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Movie, 1963 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: US

1931 Cadillac Fleetwood Convertible Coupe [4535]

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

Comments about this vehicle


modell US

2006-10-21 05:16


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Jack Benny: [kindly tone] Trouble? Having any trouble?

Mrs. Marcus: YES! And we don't need any help from YOU!


Jack Benny: Well!

-- Last edit: 2011-07-20 05:04:38

Raul1983 FI

2006-10-21 10:41


This car is not Maxwell. Maxwell name was last used in 1923 and this car is a 1929-1930

tom chaney

2006-10-23 09:48


If you look to the center of the radiator, the emblem on the headlamp bar suggests a Cadillac of LaSalle.

modell US

2006-10-23 21:52


But, according to the IMDb trivia page-

Quote The car that Jack Benny drives in his cameo is a Maxwell, the same defunct brand of automobile as his famous jalopy on his radio show.

Raul1983 FI

2006-10-23 22:23


Last Maxwell cars from 1924 looked like this one:

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This is straight from Wikipedia:

"...Walter P. Chrysler arranged to take a controlling interest in Maxwell. Maxwell Motors was re-incorporated in West Virginia with Walter Chrysler as the chairman. In 1925 Walter Chrysler formed the Chrysler Motors Corporation. That same year the Maxwell line was phased out and the Maxwell company assets absorbed by Chrysler. Several early models of Chrysler cars were built largely on the design of earlier Maxwells.

The Maxwell is perhaps most famous as the vehicle driven by comedian Jack Benny on his radio and television programs, decades after the Maxwell ceased production. It was a running joke on the programs that Benny was a miser driving an outdated, noisy, barely-functioning jalopy. On Benny's radio program voice artist Mel Blanc portrayed Benny's Maxwell sputtering, chugging, and gasping with various comic vocal sound effects. (Contrary to the portrayal on Benny's show, Maxwells were rated as fairly good automobiles in their time.) Benny appears onscreen driving a Maxwell in the film It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World."

I'm a bit confused now. Maybe Pilou can help us. I still think it's not a Maxwell.

fintail CA

2006-10-24 19:32


Yes, that's not a Maxwell, it's a car from several years after 1924

The hood louvers and center emblem are very much like a Cadillac or LaSalle from 1930-31.

wrenchhead US

2007-02-09 22:34


May be a 1929 plymouth Link to "local.aaca.org" The first 4 cylinder chryslers were based on the Maxwell designs that chrysler bought. They became plymouth in 1928.

nzcarnerd NZ

2007-02-27 10:49


It is too big to be Plymouth. Note it has five hood doors - I think 1932 LaSalle.

Q-Ball JP

2007-12-21 11:16



skywatcher68 US

2008-01-22 04:18


fintail wrote The hood louvers and center emblem are very much like a Cadillac or LaSalle from 1930-31.

Agreed--those look like '30-'32 Cadillac louvers.

mrcadillac SX

2009-02-03 19:25


The single bar front bumper, the hood that appears to have vent "doors" instead of louvers both point the year 1931. The round badge between the headlights points to Cadillac and not LaSalle. The dip behind the door, accommodating the folded top, suggests a convertible coupe rtaher than a roadster. My educated guess, therefore, is a 1931 Cadillac Fleetwood style 4535 convertible coupe.


nzcarnerd NZ

2011-07-20 10:27


Fleetwood is not a Cadillac model in that era. It is either a V8 (Series 355-A) or a V12 (Series 370-A).

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