For Sale: 1939 Cadillac V16 in Pleasant Hill, Oregon

Vehicle Description

1939 Cadillac V-16 9033 Imperial 7-Passenger Limousine.

Located near EUGENE, OREGON.


This 1939 Cadillac V-16 Imperial 7-Passenger Limousine is largely original and has been collector-owned for many years. Body #42 of just 136 total V-16's made in 1939, with only 20 model 9033's estimated surviving today. Mileage of 61,482 showing is believed correct. A full rebuild of the original V-16 engine was recently performed with less than 500 miles since completion. It runs beautifully with excellent power and no issues.

Sitting on a 141 inch wheelbase, the body appears original, rust-free and accident-free. The exterior paint is excellent original with exception of the front fenders and hood which were repainted in matching black lacquer. Overall paint has a deep shine and only normal signs of use and wear from the past 83 years. Chrome and trim are original and in very good condition throughout. Clean undercarriage. See photos.

Interior is also original. Driver's compartment finished in black leather. It is soft and supple with only minor use noted, in-line with the mileage showing. Gauges work and register accurately. Radio hums but does not sing. Wood trim is excellent. Rear compartment also wears its original gray wool upholstery in very good condition overall. Original carpet and headliner. Dual jump seats. Division window. Beautiful genuine wood garnish moldings. A true time capsule.

PLEASE SEE PHOTOS WHICH WERE JUST TAKEN FOR THIS LISTING AND SHOW CURRENT CONDITION.

Mechanically excellent. As mentioned above, the original 431 cubic inch V-16 engine received a recent full rebuild less than 500 miles ago. Rated at 185 horsepower, it is properly adjusted. Starts easily (dual 6 volt Optima batteries and electric fuel pump), runs smoothly and quietly with great power. No smoke, noises or issues. 3-speed manual transmission shifts smoothly. Runs cool. Radial tires. Rebuilt brakes stop smooth and straight.

PLEASE SEE VIDEO OF ENGINE RUNNING.

As a side note, I was a friend of the owner for many years. In 2008 (before the recent engine rebuild) I drove this car on a week-long, 800 mile tour around Oregon. Everything from city traffic to long highway stretches (where I had it easily running over 80 mph) and up mountain roads to the lodge at the 4,000 foot level of Mount Hood, it performed flawlessly, holding the road solidly. There is truly no other experience like driving a 16-cylinder Cadillac. Yes, this is a good one!

If you are looking for a coveted, legendary CCCA Full Classic™ that would be welcome in Preservation/Touring class showings at any concours, as well as being an excellent tour car, this is the one. The only reason for selling is to settle the owner's estate. If you could find another, it could not be restored to this level today for the asking price; and the originality of this automobile could not be duplicated at any price.

WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BUYERS WORLDWIDE AND CAN ASSIST WITH SHIPPING ANYWHERE.

Vehicle Details

  • 1939 Cadillac V16
  • Listing ID: CC-1662800
  • Price: $85,000
  • Location:Pleasant Hill, Oregon
  • Year:1939
  • Make:Cadillac
  • Model:V16
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black/Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-16
  • Odometer:61482
  • Stock Number:39-C
  • Trim Level:Fleetwood
  • VIN:5290096
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • AM Radio:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
Listed By:
Charvet Classic Cars
2800 E 9th street Suite 200
New Berg, OR 97132

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