Al Capone himself used to drive this Cadillac Type 34-A Town Sedan
The vehicle before you isn’t just one of the first tuner cars in history, it is also likely the first armored car ever! Having seen some use on behalf of mafia boss Al Capone himself, the ride will likely fetch north of $1,000,000 at the upcoming auction.
The legendary criminal mastermind, who resided in Chicago in the 1920s and 30s, had every reason to fear for his life. In 1928, he tried contracting Ernest Capstran with turning a Cadillac Type 34-A Town Sedan into a mobile fortress. The car mechanic refused at first, but quickly realized that the choice wasn’t his to make – and agreed.
The green and black Cadillac Type 34-A built by Ernest Capstran is likely the world’s first armored passenger car and one of the first extensively customized vehicles in existence. It features heavy sheets of steel armor all around, bulletproof windows, and a cross-shaped gun slot in the rear glass to shoot down any possible pursuers.
Powering the restored ride is its original 5.6-liter V8 rated at 90 hp (67 kW).
Editor Andrew Raspopov