One of 36 built
1939 Cadillac Series 75 Convertible Sedan
Chassis no. 3290278
346ci L-head V-8 engine
Single Stromberg carburetor
140bhp at 3,400rpm
Three-speed manual transmission
Independent front suspension and live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs
Four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes
-One of 36 Series 75 Convertible Sedans
-Restored 10 years ago
-CCCA Full Classic
-Fantastic open tourer for the whole family
The Series 75
Cadillac introduced the Series 75 in 1936 as its top-of-the-line V-8 model, a step above the Series 60 line. Initially offered with both Fisher and Fleetwood bodied, by 1938 only bodies from the high end Fleetwood could be had. Nonetheless, the selection was vast with no less than a dozen different all-steel body styles offered in 1939 from formal and upright limousines to two and four door open cars.
Rebounding from a downturn in the 1938 economy, 1939 was a good year for the "Caddy," sales rising and as if in reply to the spirited upswing, GM cars, Cadillac included, tended to sport pointed frontends, all 1939 V-8 models displayed fine-pitch grille bars. Styling was becoming more modern, with the truck neatly integrated into the body but major changes were still a few years off. No matter what the body style, a generous 141 inch wheel base provided ample space for people and luggage.
Powered by a steadfastly smooth 140hp, 346 cubic inch monobloc V-8, the luxurious yet sporty Caddy benefited from steering column mounted selective synchro manual shifting. In 1939, only 2069 Series 75s of all types left the factory.
The Motorcar Offered
Priced at $3,495, this rare Cadillac, style number 39-7529, is believed to be one of only 36 Series 75 Convertible Sedans produced in '39. Comfortably seating five and with a retractable divider between the front and rear passengers, it is certainly one of the most comfortable and enjoyable ways to take the whole family touring in open-air comfort. A power top that retains the handsome good looks of the Caddy whether it is up or down makes the conversion from open top to all-weather easy and stylish. Optional covered dual sidemounts and auxiliary side mirrors fill out the elegant looking car.
Purchased by the vendor twelve years ago from only its second owner, it underwent a complete restoration by Ultimate Auto ten years ago. Originally trimmed in black paint over black leather, it is now finished in Monterrey Blue over tan hides, a less formal and more pleasant hot weather color combination.
Shown at the Greenwich and Fairfield Concours, it is offered now as the perfect motor with which to enjoy the summer months. A CCCA Full Classic, it will no doubt tour in comfort too.