Cadillac’s larger Series 70 and 75 for 1936 featured the new 346 cubic inch, 135-horesepower L-head V-8 and a prestigious “Body by Fleetwood” badge. Taken over by General Motors in 1931, Fleetwood supplied the coachwork for the larger, more expensive Cadillac automobiles. The Series 75 could be had in an impressive range of ten body styles by Fleetwood, and one of the most attractive of these was the five-passenger Convertible Sedan.
This 1936 Cadillac Series 75 Convertible Sedan was a special order car for a GM corporate showroom and was equipped with an unusual complement of features and accessories designed to impress prospective buyers. From 1957 to 2008 it was in the same family’s ownership who researched its history and documented it back to 1946. It was exquisitely restored by a real perfectionist to its original specification using the original build sheet as a reference. A well-preserved automobile to begin with, it has retained all of its major components rather than having them replaced. Mark Larder in Homer, Michigan did the immaculate work in the interior. It has been judged a CCCA 100-point car, awarded AACA First Junior at Auburn in 2013, received its CCCA Premier badge in June 2014. It was featured on the cover of Torque, the Michigan Region CCCA periodical.
Finished in light brown, it has a beige leather interior, tan cloth convertible top, wide whitewall tires, full hub caps, dual enclosed sidemount spares, Trippe lights, Flying Lady radiator mascot, beautiful grey painted dash, radio, heater and roll-up rear division with a clock and cigarette lighter in the back of the front seat. Restored from top to bottom to phenomenal but absolutely correct condition, this is a first-rate and already proven concours car. Impressively equipped and superbly prepared, it is an ideal example of Cadillac’s flagship model for 1936, a CCCA Full Classic ™ and thoroughly documented with a copy of the original build sheet and 1936 title.
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