1940 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Formal Sedan, was in the Art Astor collection

Price: US $149,900.00 Item location: Saint Ann, Missouri, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: Fleetwood
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Series 75 Formal Sedan
  • Year: 1940
  • Mileage: 63,739
  • VIN: 3320622
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 346ci 135 hp V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1940 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Formal Sedan

A family tradition for over 50 years, selling classic & fine motorcars throughout the world. 1940 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD SERIES 75 FORMAL SEDAN (FORMERLY OWNED BY HOWARD HUGHES) Questions? Contact Us

Highlights

  • SPECTACULAR CONDITION WITH LOTS OF ORIGINALITY!
  • RARE AND DESIRABLE FLEETWOOD SERIES 75 TOP-OF-THE-LINE FORMAL SEDAN
  • ONE OF ONLY 48 BUILT
  • DELIVERED NEW TO DON LEE CADILLAC IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
  • FORMERLY OWNED BY AMERICAN BUSINESS MAGNATE HOWARD HUGHES
  • ONLY 63,739 ORIGINAL MILES
  • FORMERLY PART OF THE ART ASTOR COLLECTION
  • CCCA FULL CLASSIC; ELIGIBLE FOR ALL EVENTS AND CARAVANS
  • RECENTLY SERVICED
  • PERFORMS WONDERFULLY!
  • QUITE POSSIBLY ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES WITH UNIQUE PROVENANCE THAT CAN BE FOUND ON THE MARKET TODAY!
  • A COLLECTOR'S DREAM!
  • Options Include:
  • DUAL SIDEMOUNT SPARES WITH COVERS
  • ROLL UP PARTITION WINDOW
  • FRONT AND REAR CLOCKS
  • REAR FOLD AWAY JUMP SEATS
  • REAR READING LAMPS
  • MOTOROLA AM RADIO (WORKING)
  • WHITEWALL TIRES
  • WHEEL TRIM RINGS
  • RUNNING BOARDS

  • For 1940 Cadillac brought seven different lines to market, including two specifically for LaSalle. New to the lineup was the Series 72, a lower priced companion to the top of the line 75 Series cars. Styling for all 1940 Cadillacs was taken up a notch with a massive new grille design that featured larger horizontal bars and vertical catwalk cooling slots. Under the hood was the 346ci V8 engine that offered 135 horsepower while the bumpers were adorned with a large Cadillac script that reminded those who saw the cars in passing the name of the brand that had become “the standard of the world.” The Series 75 with its imposing 141-inch wheelbase and stunning Fleetwood bodywork continued to be the Cadillac of choice for the wealthy and elite as its comprehensive offerings provided over a dozen unique styles and executive level limousines. These limos included the Formal Sedan featuring a covered roof with closed upper rear quarter windows for privacy. A combination of power and elegance that could only come from Cadillac the Fleetwood Formal Sedans were luxury that was designed to be driven. Priced at nearly $4,000 new, the equivalent of over $70,000 today, only 48 would be built and sold with style code 7559 for 1940, of which only a few are known to exist today.
    The 1940 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Formal Sedan featured here is finished in stunning all black with a beautiful brown leather and tan broadcloth interior. It was sold new in Los Angeles, California, and went on to become part of the prestigious Art Astor Collection. Astor acquired this Cadillac because it was formerly owned by legendary American inventor, business magnate and philanthropist Howard Hughes who used it while he owned MGM Studios. This Fleetwood was restored several years ago but still shows extremely well. It's excellent provenance and wonderful condition make it among one of the finest examples that we have seen in many years. We are proud to offer this investment-grade Cadillac Fleetwood to the most particular collector or enthusiast who desires the best. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants concerning pricing or for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence. Year: 1940 Make: Cadillac Model: Fleetwood Series 75 Color: Black VIN: 3320622 Mileage: 63,739 Stock Number: 406844_Series75
    Engine: 346ci 135 hp V8 Transmission: 3-Speed Manual Style: Formal Sedan SHOWROOM PRICE $161,900.00 DISCOUNT $12,000.00 BUY IT NOW PRICE $149,900.00

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    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

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