Description: We love all classic cars, but one car holds a special place in our hearts and our history, the 1931 Cadillac. Nearly fifty years ago, Lynn Steele began restoring his 1931 twelve-cylinder Cadillac Town Sedan. During the restoration of his car, Mr. Steele realized that he could not find quality weatherstripping and rubber parts to properly fit his Cadillac. Fortunately for us, and thousands of car enthusiasts, Mr. Steele used his experience as a tool & die engineer to begin manufacturing his own rubber parts. Once word got out that "the guy with the '31 Cadillac" could make restoration rubber parts as good (and better) than the originals, a business was born.
The 1931 Cadillac models were introduced in 1930 with a variety of body styles and power plants. Cadillac offered three models in 1931; the series 355-A (V-8), the series 370-A (V-12), and the 452 & 425-A (V-16). For the twelve-cylinder model that Lynn Steele restored, both Fisher and Fleetwood produced bodies. The Fisher Town Sedan was equipped with a 45 degree overhead valve engine, with 368 cubic inches of displacement. With five passenger capacity, and nearly 5,330 pounds of weight, the Town Sedan was an impressive vehicle rolling down the road. From the unique ornaments mounted on the hoods of these models to the metal floor boards that run along the sides, the 1931 Cadillac will always be a unique part of our automotive history, and a very special part of Steele's history.