1940 Cadillac 75 Town Car By Fleetwood

Condition Used
Body Sedan
Make Cadillac
Model Fleetwood 75
Mileage 340 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1940
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Blue
History Yes
VIN: AAH-4314

This 1940 Cadillac Series 75 Town Car is one of just 53 produced in 1940 and was once part of the esteemed Harris Laskey Collection. Featuring Coachwork by Fleetwood, this was one of the most elegant and expensive cars produced by Cadillac in the day. Customers could custom tailor their Town Cars to exacting specifications—including colors, amenities and interior materials—literally creating a custom of their very own. Having undergone an extensive frame-off restoration with meticulous attention to detail, this car has been awarded the Most Elegant Award at the Santa Barbara Concours d’Elegance, Second in Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and Premier Senior and National First Prize from the AACA. The driver’s compartment features a Bakelite steering wheel and shift knob, and it’s upholstered with blue leather and features matching blue carpeting; the top, both the rear and removable driver’s section, are finished in blue with special dyed-grain leather. The passenger compartment is trimmed in a blue-gray cloth and features jump seats, wood-grain window surrounds and trim, privacy blinds and an intercom system. The car is well equipped with final-year optional side-mount spare tires, side heaters, a central Fleetwood clock, a radio, a wood-grain dashboard and Art Deco-style pop-out companions with green-topped cigarette lighters. Powered by a 346/150 HP V-8 engine with a 3-speed synchromesh transmission, it rides on a coil front suspension with semi-elliptic rear leaf springs and wide whitewall tires. Hydraulic drum brakes on all four wheels bring the large but stylish car to a sure-footed stop with relative ease. This would be the final year for the style introduced in 1938, as 1941 ushered in a more squared-off, blunted nose and body. Originally purchased only by the absolute pinnacle of society, Cadillac Series 75 Town Cars were often customized by their owners with specialized bodywork and interior adornments. Howard Hughes bought a black Series 75 Fleetwood Formal Sedan in Los Angeles while he owned MGM Studios; Ohio industrialist Elroy Kulus had a Series 75 Fleetwood Town Car rebodied by Brunn to be the last Town Car Brunn would build; and band leader Vaughn Monroe had a Series 75 Town Car built by Inskip as the “Racing with the Moon” car. The opportunity to acquire a Series 75 Town Car in such remarkable condition and recognized as such through various awards is rare indeed.