FOR SALE: 1936 Cadillac Series 60
Antique/Classic / Volo, Illinois
Dual sidemounts, Rumble seat, Wide whitewalls w/trim rings, Canvas convertible top, Heater, Radio, Clock, Bumper guards . The series 60 was unveiled in late 1935 as a consolidation of the smaller and cheaper LaSalle platform and the new turret bodied high production volume models. The series 60 was envisioned as the entry level to Cadillac\'s \"Mass produced luxury automobile\". The series 60 faced stiff competition in this market segment, which was fiercely contested by Packard with it\'s new junior line, as well as Lincoln and Chrysler. The series 60 was a sales success in it\'s introductory year, creating a dramatic effect on the competition\'s bottom line.Weighing just a hair under two tons, the series 60 for 1936 was lighter, shorter and thus more economical to manufacture and sell. The series 60 featured the smaller Monobloc V8 which produced 10 horsepower less than the full-size modles. The wheelbase was among the shortest of the 1930\'s Cadillacs. The combination of these specifications made the series 60 a thrill to drive. Among the five body styles offered, the 1936 convertible coupe is arguably the most enjoyable on the road. This was the most sporting series 60, enhaced with the comfort and finish offered by the limited edition Fleetwood upholstery. Very few pre-1950 American luxury cars combine as much prestige, economy, style and modern day roadworthyness as this car, making it a highly sought after classic.The example showcased here is breathtaking. The recent restoration shows excellent attention to detail from bumper to bumper. This fine convertible coupe exudes rakish allure with it\'s flowing curves clad in Regency red. Her laser straight body is trimmed in sparkling chrome brightwork in excellent condition all way \'round. A glance inside the cockpit reveals her spotless leather upholstery finished in warm burgundy. The woodgrain-enameled dash is tastefully understated keeping with the series 60 design philosophy. The gauges are enhanced by an antique ivory patina that\'s been carefully preserved as excellent original instrumentation should be. The engine compartment is clean and orderly. Perhaps the best part of this remarkable car is the driving experience. If you like the peppy feel of a 30\'s Ford or Buick sport coupe, then you\'ll love this series 60. It\'s even more fun to drive because it\'s a Cadillac. Youtube video available upon request. Call our classic car division at 815-385-8408 for video and/or vehicle information.