Al Capone’s Cadillac came to the hammer

May 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Cadillac V-8 Town Sedan 1928 release, previously owned by Al Capone was exhibited at the auction. The car can boasts of a rich history of life. The vehicle in the first place attracts the attention due to the first owner, who was a famous gangster Al Capone. Cadillac V-8 Town Sedan served its master in joy and in sorrow. The car was one of the first in the history of armored vehicles and it belonged to Al Capone until his arrest in 1931.

Armored Cadillac V8 Town Sedan image

Armored Cadillac V8 Town Sedan image

Indeed, Cadillac V-8 Town Sedan is the armored vehicle. Regarding how he received his armor, there is a story. Al Capone once sent a car for repair to the local craftsmen. The owner was more than satisfied with his work, and later he made the order for armoring to the same engineer. However, being a law-abiding citizen, the master refused it. However, he received an offer, which he couldn’t refuse and the Cadillac V-8 Town Sedan became armored.

Retro Cadillac V8 Town Sedan photo

Retro Cadillac V8 Town Sedan photo

To this day, the car is equipped with bulletproof windows and the rear window is still hinged (specifically for the shootings in the pursuit). Under the hood of Cadillac there is 5.6-liter V8 engine providing 90 horsepower. The car is painted in Chicago police brand colors – black and green. In addition, one of the owners of Cadillac V-8 Town Sedan was US President Franklin Roosevelt, who “borrowed” a car after the Capone’s arrest.