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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: Fleetwood 60 Special Sedan
  • Type: Sedan
  • Doors: 4
  • Year: 1947
  • Mileage: 40,566
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 346 CI V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1947 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special Sedan

There's an upper echelon of early post war classics, and this 1947 Cadillac Series 60 Special Fleetwood is right there on top. More expensive than the standard Cadillac, these were a rare treat with only 8,500 produced. So if you are a true connoisseur of classics you understand how few have survived in such good condition 70 years later.If you know Cadillacs, then you know how special it is to have a Fleetwood body from this era. Special door line profile, window moldings, and trim transformed the standard Series 62 body into something truly special. And the Fleetwood script on the rear was another clear indicator that you were a big shot who could spend 25% more on a Caddy. Today that affluence is still presented quite nicely with amazing and complete brightwork. The massive grille makes a bold statement as it follows the contours created by the tall hood and long fenders. The wraparound bumpers shine to a level that it makes sure this sedan leaves a lasting impression. And the details are even right, too, like the factory wheel covers and the taillight housings that hint at the tailfin era that was right around the bend. With all of this presenting so complete and bright, this Cadillac has never lost its regal image. The final piece to this attractive package is the white and gray two-tone. This is the result of an older respray, so some might get the impression you have an amazing survivor and we won't tell your secret. When you open the door, you instantly understand what the luxury lifestyle was in the '40s. Button-tufted seats, matching door panels, and so much room on the sofa-like rear seat that you even get fold-down footrests. You'll slip behind the ivory-colored steering wheel, and gaze at the original gauge package that's backlit. This is set in a wood veneer surface that circles the entire front and rear seating areas for a very uniform and premium feeling that was not on many other 1940s machines. One of the features that you will probably enjoy the most is how nothing is missing. There isn't a hole where the radio should be, the glove box lid isn't gone, or any other detail left out. There's even the original Cadillac ID card in the kick panel! It all gives you the full appreciation for a vintage luxury sedan like this. Power comes from Cadillac's famous 346 cubic-inch flathead V8 this was the motor they crated for such durable use that it was also a favorite for tanks in World War II. Because of this, the engine and optional Hydramatic automatic transmission received numerous updates when peacetime production restarted. This period-correct motor looks exceptionally honest in the engine bay, so there is some talk of it being original. Even better is just how reliable and strong the V8 runs. This is a torquey motor that knows how to pull this Caddy around with ease. Plus, the soft suspension and more modern Coker whitewall tires really help keep this luxury floating down the road.A rare vintage sedan with presence and power to make a splash wherever it goes. This is an appealing Caddy Fleetwood, and if you're quick enough, it can be all yours. Call today!!!