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VEH-31: Cadillac Coupe

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HURL Artifact No. VEH-31 *Denotes approximations and speculations
Name: Cadillac Lost: Unknown
Artifact Type: Coupe Found: 23-Feb-2011
Nationality: USA Dive No: PV-753
Class or Make: Cadillac Location: Kewalo
Model: 314 Series Coupe Depth (m): 546m
Purpose: Transport People HURL crew: Kerby, Price, J. Smith
Serial Number: Unknown Additional Dives:
Built/Launched: 1927
Length: *12
Width: *6
Height:
Circumstance of Loss: Intentionally disposed Crew Personnel/Position: 1 Driver and 3 Passengers
Reason of Loss: *Old age or failure Crew Survivals/Fatalities: n/a
Artifact History: Unknown
Artifact Condition: The spare tire is still mounted on the rear along with strips from the rubber tire. A 4 spoked steering wheel is present with switches mounted for operating the headlights. Surprisingly, the engine cover appears to be mostly present. The wheels are present and are spoked. The right side running board and fender are mostly intact. The battery/tool box can be seen just behind the right forward wheel fender. Portions of the cab framing are still up or nearby falling onto the seabed.
Additional Information: Cadillac had distinct 12 spoke wheels on the 314 series until 1928. In 1926 the battery/tool box was moved from the front to the running board. The headlight switches were moved to the steering wheel in 1927. The Victoria was a 2-door and could carry 4 passengers. The engine covers had 14 vent slots on the sides. "50 body styles and types. 500 colors and upholstery combinations" was the Cadillac catch phrase for the 314 series. *3000 lbs