Available now is this amazing 1940 Cadillac Series 60 Fleetwood.
This rare vehicle is dressed in a two-tone dark silver over black
fenders covering a all grey interior. This survivor is in excellent
condition for being original and runs and drives excellent. This
particular example is powered by the 346ci V8 engine mated to a
3-speed manual transmission. The Cadillac is riding on steel wheels
with beautiful chrome hubcaps wrapped in wide white wall tires.
This is a perfect candidate for restoration or for the weekend
cruise to the car show. A great collectible piece of automotive
history that you cannot pass up. For 1938, the Harley Earl-Bill
Mitchell designed Sixty Special was added between Cadillac's
lowest-priced line of cars, the Series 60, and the Senior
large-bodied Cadillacs. It replaced the model 70 (short-base Series
70). Although all first-generation 60 Specials were built at the
Fleetwood Plant, the 60 Special was marketed as a Fisher Body car
in 1938 and 1939. The new four-door sedan, designed to look like a
convertible sedan, showcased trend-setting features including a
completely integrated, coupe-like trunk (which launched three-box
sedan styling); no running boards (which all makes soon followed);
two-piece, convertible-style doors (Bill Mitchell called the '38 60
Special the first hardtop); a four-window canopy with more glass
area than any Cadillac before; a steeply-raked windshield and four
front-hinged doors. Contrary to what was then the trend in luxury
automobiles, the new Sixty Special was intended as an owner-driven
car, rather than a chauffeur-driven one Starting in 1940, and for
the remainder of its existence, the Sixty Special would be
Fleetwood marketed, enjoying higher-priced molding, trim and
upholstery like the Series 75 and 90. Thus it took over the Series
70's place, which was dropped for the 1938 model year, as
Cadillac's most luxurious owner-driven large model, a role it would
fill through 1976.
1940 Cadillac Series 60
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