Flamboyant 1931 Cadillac Fleetwood Owned by Liberace Will Steal the NEC Classic Motor Show

Flamboyant 1931 Cadillac Fleetwood Owned by Liberace 1 photo
Photo: Footman James
If you think rappers have invented the extravagant lifestyle, you’re just naive. Oh, no, spending vast amounts of cash to upgrade your vehicle to the point of outrageous is older than cars themselves. With the annual Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show approaching, some of the most opulent classics will once again gather in one place, and this 1931 Cadillac makes no exception.
The automotive world may be currently busy with the latest concepts carmakers have thought of over at the Tokyo Motor Show, but soon enough another event will kick off. If the Japanese gig is all about the new cars, the British gathering is more into the classic breeds. Sure, that doesn’t exclude luxury too.

For those who haven’t heard of it, the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is considered UK’s biggest and best classic motoring show, and it will kick off on November 13 at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Center (NEC). This year, a particular kind of guest will be present, and it’s called Cadillac. 1931 Cadillac.

Specialist insurance broker Footman James has secured the classic Fleetwood Drop Head Coupe to wow the crowds at the event next month. Aside from the fact that we’re looking at automotive history in the flesh, this particular breed is the definition of flamboyant design. It features 23.7ct gold-leaf clad bodywork, silver external door handles, and 24ct gold-plated internal door handles.

Still not impressed? What if we told you the eccentric entertainer Liberace reportedly owned the classic ride? Wladziu Valentino Liberace was a famous American pianist and entertainer whose career spanned four decades of concerts, recordings, television, motion pictures, and endorsements.

Here’s what David Bond, Director of Footman James, said: “We are a bit Liberace with the truth here, as the car was believed to have belonged to ol’ Walter. However, regardless of ownership, it really is a bedazzling peacock and well worth a visit! We would, therefore, like to encourage visitors to the show to pop by and let us know whether they think the Cadillac is either a beauty or a beast!”
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