1939 Cadillac Series Series 90 V-16 Convertible Sedan

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Lot 42
1939 Cadillac Series Series 90 V-16 Convertible Sedan

US$ 200,000 - 225,000
£ 170,000 - 190,000
1939 Cadillac Series Series 90 V-16 Convertible Sedan
Coachwork by Fleetwood
One of the jewels of the Old Car Heaven collection is this incredible 1939 Cadillac V-16 Divider Window Convertible Sedan. The 4th one built in 1939 out of a total run of 7 units produced, it is an outstanding original with unquestioned provenance and ownership history that is among the best.

This correct Cavern Green example comes from long term museum ownership. Owned by the Sterling McCall Cadillac Museum for the several years, it was recently acquired by the Old Car Museum which then almost immediately acquired three mid 1930's Cadillac V-16's including only the 5th 1935 Convertible Sedan to be discovered.

Owned for many years by the General William Lyons collection, it is known for what it does NOT have: Fender lights. The Wm. Lyons car was known for not having the lights on the fenders. After many years of ownership, the car was then purchased early this decade by the McCall collection.

This car has all of its original sheet metal and mechanicals. The body has never been off the chassis. It is known by both the CCCA and the Cadillac LaSalle Club, and is known without question, to be an entirely original and authentic 9029--V-16 divider window Convertible Sedan from new.

The car is in excellent mechanical condition with great care and maintenance performed by both the McCall museum and the Old Car Museum over the last ten years.. The original correct V-16 powerplant runs smoothly and flawlessly. It does not leak or burn any fluids.

It has its original AM radio and original front and rear heaters. The divider window is perfect and rolls up and down well.

Overall, the condition of this car is very nice--ideal for touring. The 30 year old restoration is holding up very well indeed. The paint is the correct 1939 Cadillac color of Cavern Green good depth of shine. The brightwork shows minimal wear, as does the interior. The dash and instrumentation are excellent. The wood is also largely good with the exception of the rear door piece which has the common scratch from the window crank. The underside is also excellent, original and without a hint of rust or rust repair.

The car starts and runs flawlessly. It shifts well and handles like a V-16 should. Used as a parade car in recent times, it has been mechanically maintained and regularly exercised. This known and trusted original, ready to be toured.
1939 Cadillac Series Series 90 V-16 Convertible Sedan
1939 Cadillac Series Series 90 V-16 Convertible Sedan
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