1936 Cadillac Series 60 Coupe
The Cadillac Series 60 was produced from 1936 through 1940 when it
was replaced by the Series 61. The Cadillac Series 60 was their
mid-price offering; a vehicle outfitted with a potent 322
cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine and stylish bodies. The exterior
was designed by the Legendary Harley Earl with their sleek grille
and split 'vee'-shaped windshields. The body rode atop of a newly
introduced 'knee-action' independent coil spring front suspension.
The suspension was designed by Maurice Olley, a former Rolls-Royce
engineer. The steering was designed by Hotchkiss and the handbrake
could be found located on the dash.
As we climb the hill in the paved driveway, in the distance we can
see the Maison Rouge with pedimented portico and circular driveway
fronting it. The perfect place to pick up my significant other and
go out for an afternoon of much needed "us" time and a picnic.
Packing the car, we will then head off to a secluded area, where we
will be surrounded by a myriad of trees all changing leaves, and
some tinkling down on our designated blanket square. Our trusty
Series 60 Cadillac parked in the background, we can bask in the
warm glow of success, and make plans for more travel in our
restored show quality car that at one time only the well-heeled
Pass the condiments, and shuffle the impending ants away, the
Series 60 that got us here had undergone a no expense spared,
completely documented restoration by true professionals. It is
worth the effort though as we are talking about body number 8 of a
limited production Cadillac. So much to talk about, so little
space, we have wonderfully curved surfaces that appear to have
spent hours on the English wheel. A thin vertical grille with
horizontal ribs flowing back from a front V spine which is flanked
by 2 bullet style housings for the single headlight on either side.
A Goddess Flying Lady adorns the top of the radiator surround and a
long side vented in chromed hood runs rearward to meet the split
glass windshield. On either side are rounded catwalks that emanate
from the grille area and melt into the front fenders. These have a
wonderful line, and house a metal enclosed spare tire. All this is
maroon paint which is the deep end of the pool as to looks and adds
a nice contrast to the overall body tuxedo black, which is also not
shallow. A running board hangs just below the doors and allows easy
access to this coupe. On back another rounded fender in maroon.
some bullet style taillamp housings, and a rounded trunk deck.
Perfectly preserved and restored ribbed curved bumpers protect the
front and rear and deep dish chromed wheel covers are wrapped in
wide whites all around. Sporty but elegant, this car is not for the
faint of heart.
Sporting its factory matching design but will all new beige
stitched broadcloth. Period correct broadcloth overstuffed and
embossed seats complete with a central button on each back, sit
within a nicely restored tub. The entire interior is covered with
beige broadcloth and it is all pristine. Behind this front seating,
is a small rear jump seat, foldable out of the way to store any
essentials behind the front bench. A beautiful black banjo style
steering wheel with a central Cadillac badge fronts an art deco
styled dash. All restored original gauges are geometrically
arranged on the tan painted dash and are housed with shiny
surrounding square and round bezels. Horizontal shiny ribs add
extra texture and delineate the knobs and centrally located radio.
A heater is below the dash, and tan carpet is covering the floors
in style I might add.
Opening the vented cowled hood, we see a completely restored 322ci
Flathead V8. It is topped with a 2-barrel carburetor and has the
original and completely rebuilt 3-speed manual (3 on the tree) on
the back. The rear axle comes in a 4.10 gear ratio. All is very
well in this engine bay.
Beautifully restored, dirt free, and very structurally sound and
looking just great underneath. A solid X frame holds rust free
floorboards body hangers and some new under-panels for the spare
tires, stainless steel exhaust, and clean drum brakes all
When a car has been awarded the Cadillac-Lasalle Club Senior badge
(637), you know it's going to be a pleasure to drive, and this car
did not let me down. A quick starter, smooth as silk acceleration,
easy shifting, and all functions working as they should, save for
the odometer and trip odometer which were frozen. Excellent
Professional restoration, Cadillac-LaSalle Senior badge, Factory
Matching Interior, nearly perfect exterior in two tone black and
maroon, with plenty of curves, a Cadillac aficionado's Cadillac. A
must see to truly believe.
STYLE NO 36 6077-1936 Cadillac 60 Series Coupe
BODY NO 8-Fisher Body #
TRIM 13-Brown Bedford Cloth
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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