CADILLAC V12 CONVERTIBLE SEDAN, SERIES 75/ 85, DUAL SIDEMOUNTS, DIVIDER WINDOW
- Condition: Used
- Make: Cadillac
- Model: Fleetwood
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: MODEL 7529 / 8529 CONVERTIBLE LIMOUSINE W/DIVIDER
- Year: 1937
- Mileage: 9,999,999
- Engine size: V12
- Number of cylinders: 12
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1937 Cadillac Fleetwood
I have owned this 1937 Cadillac Fleetwood convertible sedan for about 10 years… I intended to restore it, ut other projects have come before this one.
The car is currently apart, ut has been boxed and stored for many years prior to my acquiring it… as far as I can tell, he car has almost all of the necessary parts to complete it, ith the exception of a few small items- most notably the R & L top header latches (center is there), & L header corner hinges, ear clock, ear ashtray insets and most likely some other small items.
An inventory of the parts when I bought it showed it to be basically complete, nd the car retains difficult pieces like the original cast bronze door moldings, enter R & L divider posts, ide mount covers, ood ornament, ivider window mechanism, riginal top frame, tc… I have many photos to share, ut no formal written inventory of the parts.
A vintage Cadillac specialist from New York has seen this car and also believes it is a worthy candidate for a full restoration… he also has a very nice set of running boards for the car at his shop, o replace the incorrect ones that I received with the car. I can put the new owner in touch with him.
The same dealer also has the full details about the rebuild of the 1937 V12 motor and transmission. At the time of the rebuild, he two carburetors were rebuilt, he radiator was redone and the air cleaners were restored as well. All engine parts will need to repainted, ut are in very good condition.
The frame is the original convertible sedan frame, nd is in very good condition.
The car comes with the six original 16” wheels that are specific to this series, nd I also have the original hubcaps.
The entire front end is in excellent condition, nd the cowl section is in good condition (I’m guessing rust was repaired there many years ago). Both sidemount wells show small signs of repair, ut are very useable.
The doors need wood and sheet metal work, ut are repairable. The rear body tub is also in need of much work, ut is definitely a restorable body… the rear floor and trunk floor were removed, ut I have an original floor from a ’37 7519 that goes with the car.
I can also include the rear body tub from the same car (in pieces) if it is desired. this spare body has a decent, epairable trunk floor and many very usable metal parts for the restoration.
All exterior trim pieces are accounted for, nd are in good condition.
Headlight buckets, enses and inserts are all in very good condition.
Banjo steering wheel is unbroken. Dashboard gauges are all in very nice condition, ith very good faces. the dash panel was repainted in Antoinette Blue at some point, s complete, nd is in very good condition.
Car came equipped with a defroster/heater and also has the correct Cadillac radio.
The original interior is mostly gone, ut I do have some important pieces for patterns or re-use… a few walnut door caps, ear seat armrests, riginal front seat bottoms, ll wood supports for the window mechanisms (including the divider), ear compartment cigar lighter & wood piece, ear door ash tray frames, ear entry lights & switch, tc.
The main body of the car needs a complete restoration, ut there are many good points to this particular vehicle when you consider the fact that the drivetrain was restored (and never installed), he condition of the front metal & frame, nd the fact that relatively few small items appear to be missing.
I have a number of extra parts that I have collected as well, nd they will go with the car. Nothing exciting, ut still good to have.
I am happy to send photos or any more information that I have available.
The car is being offered for $40,000 as described, ith all “extra” parts included.
I can store the vehicle free of charge until early spring if necessary, nd the car is located in Waterford, ichigan.
I WOULD CONSIDER SELLING THE V12 MOTOR AND CAR SEPARATELY-
I ALSO HAVE A REBUILT FLATHEAD V8 AND A MANUAL TRANSMISSION FROM A '47 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE THAT COULD GO WITH THE CAR IF THE V12 IS SPLIT OFF.
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