1939 Cadillac 75 Series 7 Passenger Sedan- Spectacular Example-Ground Up Rest
The Cadillac Series 70 (models 70 and 75) is a full-size V8-powered series of cars that were produced by Cadillac from the 1930s to the 1980s. It replaced the 1935 355E as the company's mainstream car just as the much less expensive Series 60 was introduced. The Series 72 and 67 were similar to the Series 75 but the 72 and 67 were produced on a slightly shorter and longer wheelbase respectively. The Series 72 was only produced in 1940 and the Series 67 was only produced in 1941 and 1942. For much of the postwar era, it was the top-of-the-line Cadillac, and was Cadillac's factory-built limousine offering.
Production of the short wheelbase Series 70 ceased in 1938, but reappeared briefly as the relatively expensive Series 70 Eldorado Brougham 4-door hardtop from 1957 to 1958, while the long wheelbase Series 75 made a final appearance in the 1987 model year.
This pretty spectacular Series 75 7 Passenger Sedan is probably one of the finest in the country, owing to the fact these cars rarely get restored properly, and this one certainly has. This car received a full blown ground up restoration to top show standards some years back and has remained in climate controlled Museum like storage with few miles covered since completion. The car has no flaws really that we could find. The Paint is flawless, the Chrome and Brightwork is flawless, the Interior and wood trim is flawless, the engine bay and undercarriage are show quality. its just a stand up car from every angle and viewpoint. This is probably the finest 75 Series 7 Passenger I have ever seen.
I was unable to get it to turn over when I was there. I believe this to be a completely dead battery, hence the indoor photos. Since my visit the battery has been replaced and the car is running well. We will update the page with new photos and have a running driving video after Labor Day.