1939 Cadillac 75 Series Convertible Coupe - Multi-National Concours Winner

Price: US $140,000.00 Item location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: Fleetwood
  • SubModel: 75 Series Convertible Coupe
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 75 series
  • Year: 1939
  • Mileage: 9,999
  • Color: Kingston Gray
  • Engine size: 8 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Green
  • Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1939 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Series Convertible Coupe

This rare and lovely Cadillac is the pinnacle of bold American art deco design. The stylized chrome grill hood ornament and interior accoutrement harkens back to a bygone era. This Fleetwood bodied convertible was1 of only 27 built in 1939 with only 5 surviving today. Its original sales price of $3500 ensured exclusivity. This particular car was featured in the factory’s Fleetwood brochure with its striking combination of Kingston gray over green leather. The daunting 141” wheelbase was shared with the V-16 models of that year. It has a 140 bhp 346 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine three-speed synchromesh manual transmission and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Our car was originally delivered by the factory to Seattle WA. It was later discovered in 1990 after spending 30 years in a Vancouver auto museum.

The car underwent a painstaking 3-year nut and bolt restoration by the immediate prior owner to factory specifications. Its then owner was the co-author of the authenticity manual on this model as well as technical advisor to the CCCA and Cadillac LaSalle club on these magnificent cars. He has done many show winning restorations.

Upon completion it was a regular feature at major Concours including Pebble Beach Amelia Island Meadowbrook and the Cadillac LaSalle Club’s Grand Nationals where it garnered Pre-War Best in Show. It has been the subject of countless magazine and calendar photos as well. The car was subsequently toured by the former owner completing a trip across the Canadian Rockies as well as Europe.

The car entered into our fortunate stewardship in 2009 in fabulous condition. Extensive cosmetic and mechanical refreshening was nonetheless performed of all systems to ensure that the car remained 100% authentic completely reliable and Concours worthy for many years to come. It has since been invited to and shown at every major east coast Concours since 2010.

CONCOURS HISTORY

1994 CLC Grande Nationals - Seattle – Pre-War Best in Show

1995 Pebble Beach - perfect score but alas no trophy

1995 Meadowbrook Concours - Blue Ribbon

1995 Forest Grove Concours - People’s Choice Award & Presidents Choice Award

1995 CCCA - Michigan Grand Classic - judged 100 points

2010 Lake Mirror Classic – Best Late Pre-War

2011 Amelia Island Concours

2011 Boca Raton Concours

2012 CLC Grand Nationals – St Augustine - 97.3 points (all deductions subsequently tended to)

2012 Amelia Island Concours – invited to be one of 2 cars displayed in Cadillac’s corporate pavilion

2012 Ponte Vedra Car Show – Best Pre-War

2013 CCCA – Mt Dora Grand Classic - judged 99 points

2014 Hilton Head Concours

2015 Boca Raton Concours

After 6 years of ownership we unfortunately just don’t have the time to bring it to additional Concours far from our area or to drive it as intended. This car is extremely rare comprehensively sorted out by experts and ready for additional Concours d'Elegance or touring. It is a fabulous car that could not be recreated anywhere near this price. Included will be literally hundreds of pages of restoration records restoration videos all books mint factory tool roll manuals and a few spares. For serious buyers the car will be made available for the most discerning inspection.

Please note exact mileage unknown due to priorrestoration. Car is also for sale privately so auction can be ended at any time. Car is being sold "as-is" "where-is" with no guarantees or warranties of any sort.