FOR SALE: 1938 Cadillac Fleetwood 75
There were a wide variety of body-styles to select from and all wore badges of Cadillac\'s in-house coachbuilder Fleetwood. The list ranged from two-passenger coupes to seven-passenger town cars with 14 cataloged styles offered. The Fleetwood Metal Body Company had a history that dated back to 1905 when they were formed in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. During their early years, some of their best customers were Packard, Pierce-Arrow and Cadillac. Lawrence Fisher, head of GM\'s Fisher Body Company and later president of Cadillac was pleased with Fleetwood\'s coach-building work and felt the union between the two companies was appropriate. The company was purchased by Cadillac in 1925 and the sales and design offices were moved to Detroit. Additional plants were built in Pennsylvania for body production and Fleetwood continued to accept body-requests from non-GM companies. A Fleetwood plant was built in 1929 in Detroit, adjacent to the Fisher Body facility, and by 1931 all production had migrated to this location. Later, the production was absorbed by General Motors Art & Colour and Fisher Body. The Fleetwood name persisted for many decades, often referring to limited and low-production styles. The Cadillac Series 75 was the marque\'s flagship V8 from 1936 onwards. Production of the full-size V8 powered Cadillac\'s would continue from the 1930s through the 1950s. It served as a replacement for the outgoing 355-D and was introduced around the same time as the less-expensive Series 60 model. The gorgeous Cadillac you see here is a fine example of the \"Standard of the World\" luxury car, in limousine form with only 40 examples of this car produced in 1938, how many remain today? This particular car was originally built for the Levi Strauss Company in San Francisco, California, as we were informed by the previous owner. We do not have any documents to back this claim. This full classic has just recently been highly detailed and looks incredible, with no major imperfections of any kind; however there is a scratch on the right front fender. The black exterior is so deep and shiny; you may think you could reach your hand into it! The chrome appears to have been rechromed in the recent past as both the bumpers look great and only have minor scratching. The black vinyl top also looks great with no notable imperfections but is original. Inside the car, you\'ll take a step back into the 1930\'s and really feel what luxury meant. This limo retains its original style brown and pinstripe cloth interior and looks beautiful. The dashboard is also original and maintains its original, ritzy charm from 77 years ago. The two rear jump seats fold down with ease still to this day! The carpet and headliner are also in fantastic condition and look great. This car is the definition of luxury in its classiest form! Under the hood sits the Monobloc 350 cubic inch V8 attached to a manual transmission. The original Cadillac wheels are still intact and hugged with good looking white wall tires. The VIN on this beauty is 3271537 and the current mileage shows 47,274, which is said to be original for the Cadillac. This car is being sold on a clean Missouri title.