1940 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 4 DOOR SEDAN - 43689Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #1521 1940 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 4 DOOR SEDANhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/43689/43689_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1521 - The 1938-41 Cadillac Series Sixty solidified Cadillac's place at the top of the luxury market with better quality, more power, lower cost, and a ground breaking, beautiful styling penned by Bill Mitchell and blessed by Harley Earl himself. The rakish styling is now seen as revolutionary yet tasteful with no running boards, lower belt and rooflines, pontoon fenders, sleek use of chrome and brightwork, four front-hinged doors, and a trunk that wasn't merely an add-on but part of the overall styling. Under the svelte hood was the 346 cid monobloc Fathead V8 originally introduced in 1937, which produced a heady 140 hp good for 0-60 in only 14 seconds and a top speed of 100mph. It easily out-performed the heavier, less powerful, and significantly more expensive (by a whopping $700) Packard competition. This Fleetwood is presented in beautiful Dove Grey and was sold new in New Mexico where it spent much of its life before going up to the Pacific Northwest. It has been very well maintained and lovingly refurbished as needed with paint done, and done well, sometime in the 90's, brand new chrome hubcaps, and various new or restored brightwork. The mileage is actual at only 52,856. Get behind the beautiful leather wrapped steering wheel, and this car gets even better. It is a sensational drive with excellent power, solid handling, and superb road manners. Any serious enthusiast would relish the opportunity to have this lovely example of a Cadillac icon in their collection, great or small.
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