Jackie Kennedy's Tribute Cadillac could roll to $400,400 in Paris

This unique 1961 Cadillac 'Jacqueline' Coupé was created by the Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina in honour of America's First Lady, Jackie Kennedy. It was built in the year that her husband, John F Kennedy, was elected President of the United States.

The car, which was first displayed at the same venue as this sale, the Grand Palais, during the 1961 Paris Salon, will carry a pre-sale estimate of €200,000-300,000 when it appears in Bonhams' Paris sale of Motor Cars at the Grand Palais on February 5.

One of four Cadillac-based styling exercises made by Pininfarina between 1958 and 1961, the car enjoyed time on the show circuit in the early 1960s, before being consigned to the Pininfarina Museum where it remained for the next 30 years.

In the mid 1990s, it was bought by the President of Cartier and noted car collector, Alain Dominique Perrin, who sent it to the US to be made roadworthy on a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz chassis.

The car, which would be welcome at the world's most prestigious concours d'élégance events, is now fully driveable and has only covered delivery mileage since its mechanical restorations. Most of the interior is exactly as it was originally conceived by Pininfarina.

Watch this space for more news on Bonhams' sale.


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