There was a time when South Chicago was safe and peaceful. Wherever this car was seen, everyone gave respect to the owner. As the head of the “Chicago Outfit,” Al Capone killed over 33 rivals to gain control of the city. Tomorrow marks the 91st anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Capone sent his Captains to the northside and dispatched all 7 leaders of the North Side Gang with a pair of Tommy Guns. This is the armored car that they used.
Celebrity Cars Las Vegas is offering this piece of American History for $1,000,000. In the last decade, the term “Gangster” has seen resurgence in the automotive lexicon. No matter how mean your car might be, this is where it all started. Scarface ordered this 1928 Cadillac Series 341-A with every option. The 1928 Caddilac lineup were the first cars designed by Harley Earl, and they revolutionized the industry.
Fisher body delivered a plush Town Sedan, and it was placed on Cadillac’s strongest chassis. Boilerplate steel in the doors and floor was hidden for a stock appearance. All glass was replaced with bulletproof laminates, and the HC (High Compression) V8 made it one of the fastest production cars. Instead of the standard 3 on the tree, this car has 4 on the floor, giving it more acceleration and top speed than the FBI.
After being tailed by Eliot Ness and his “Untouchables”, Capone was arrested for tax evasion and sentenced to Alcatraz. Almost immediately, Chicago descended into the mayhem that continues to this day. This car represents an era when La Cosa Nostra brought order to chaos, and now Al Capone’s armored Cadillac can be yours.