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1937 Cadillac V12 Convertible Sedan with Division

Coachwork by Fleetwood, 99.5 Point Multiple Award Winner

$154,800

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This V12 Cadillac is loaded with art deco design inside and out. It has benefitted from a spectacular restoration and is smooth, fast and powerful to drive. This is a turnkey classic that can be loved and enjoyed immediately.

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a multiple concours award winning example of the elegant 1937 Cadillac V12 Model 85 Convertible Sedan with Division with coachwork by Fleetwood.  Having benefitted from a no-expense spared restoration, it won its first CCCA National First in 2006 and by 2010 it earned a National First and its CCCA Premier Senior award scoring 99.5 points.  It is in concours ready condition today and is mechanically excellent in every regard.  This is one of a handful known and may arguably be the best example extant.

The livery is finished in Antoinette Blue, which appears black with a blueish hue.  The paint quality is gorgeous and exhibits only a few small chips from normal use.  The chrome is perfect with no visible flaws.  The tan canvas convertible top is equally as pristine.  The wheels have the larger chrome wheel covers and are in perfect condition, as are the dual side mounted spare wheels.

The red leather interior is like new and striking against the dark livery.  The leather shows no wear and is soft and supple.  The tan wool carpeting is correct and in as-new condition.  The tan carpet and tan canvas headlining brighten the interior compartment.  Surrounding the doors and interior are beautiful panels of perfectly finished two toned wood trim, including a gorgeous burl wood.  In the rear passenger compartment are two footrests, the cats eye cigar lighters and a Jaeger clock.  The roll up division window adds a formal touch.  Everything works as it should.

The engine compartment is concours ready and shows the quality of the restoration.  The 368 CID V12 produced 150 hp with its dual Detroit Lubricator carburetors.  The three-speed center shifting transmission shifts smoothly and features syncromesh.  This V12 is surprisingly fast and powerful for its 138 inch wheelbase.  It is an absolute pleasure to drive and feels in every way to be a top-notch restoration.

In addition to the several CCCA Firsts, it also earned its Cadillac LaSalle Club National Senior Award No. 308.  The quality of the restoration is supported by the chassis finish.  It is simply perfect.  Please review the photos in the photo gallery to understand the level of restoration and the attention to detail.

The present owner has enjoyed this Cadillac for the past 14 years and it is ready to be enjoyed by its next fortunate caretaker.  For more information and details, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com.  The Series 85 is available for viewing at our Phoenix showroom.

1937 Cadillac V12 Convertible Sedan with Division

$154,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
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LOCATION USA
VIEWS 721

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1937 Cadillac V12 Convertible Sedan with Division
1937 Cadillac V12 Convertible Sedan with Division

$154,800

VIN 4150222
BODY STYLE Convertible Sedan with Division
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 2,100
GEARBOX Manual
DOORS 4
INT COLOR Red Leather
EXT COLOR Antoinette Blue
YEAR 1937
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 721

Cadillac Series 85 V12

The Cadillac V-12 was renamed the Series 80 and 85 in 1936. The Series 80 and 85 featured a 131" and 138" wheelbase respectively. All V-12s were now Fleetwood bodied and had Turret Tops. A total of 901 V-12s were sold in 1936. In 1937 the Series 80 was dropped leaving only the long wheelbase…
The Cadillac V-12 was renamed the Series 80 and 85 in 1936. The Series 80 and 85 featured a 131" and 138" wheelbase respectively. All V-12s were now Fleetwood bodied and had Turret Tops. A total of 901 V-12s were sold in 1936. In 1937 the Series 80 was dropped leaving only the long wheelbase Series 85. The only significant mechanical changes were the adoption of an oil-bath air cleaner and a pressure radiator cap. Sales were only 478. The Series 85 was discontinued at the end of 1937

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