Lot 8
1939 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood Convertible Coupe


Selling on Wednesday

From The Chuck Morgan Estate Collection, Body by Fleetwood

CHASSIS NO: 3290841

• Extensive Concours history and proven award winner
• CCCA Full Classic® judged 100 points
• 1 of only 27 examples built with just five known survivors
• Underwent a three-year nut-and-bolt refurbishment to precise factory specifications
• Comprehensive ownership and maintenance history
• Accompanied by copy of factory manual, tool kit and books

346 cid flathead V-8 engine, single carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, front and rear leaf spring suspension, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 141”

Introduced in 1936, the Series 75 took the lead as Cadillac’s flagship model, a step above the Series 60 cars. While initially offered in both Fisher and Fleetwood bodies, by 1938, the latter won out with the Series 75 available strictly as a Fleetwood. Nonetheless, the selection of different styles remained vast with several different all-steel bodies offered in 1939. This wide variety of luxury builds included everything from formal and upright limousines to two- and four-door open cars. Recovering from the 1938 economic downturn, 1939 was a good year for the upper-class Cadillacs. Sales were on the rise and, as if in response to the spirited economic upswing, GM cars, including Cadillac, sported the “forward look” of pointed front ends. The 1939 V-8 models displayed fine-pitched and integrated grille bars. Styling by this time was becoming more neatly integrated and bodies were now showing modern aerodynamic design trends, but major changes were still a few years off. No matter what the body style, a massive 141-inch wheelbase provided ample space for people, luggage, and even the family dog! Powered by a steadfastly smooth 140 horsepower, 346 cubic-inch monobloc V-8, the luxurious yet sporting Caddy further benefited from an ultra-modern steering column-mounted selective synchro manual shifting. Because of the high attention to detail put into the assembly of these fine automobiles, only 2,069 Series 75s of all types left the factory in 1939.

Offered today at Scottsdale is this beautiful multi-national concours winning 1939 Cadillac 75 Series convertible coupe. A Fleetwood bodied convertible, this was one of just 27 produced in 1939, of which only five remain today. Beautifully clad in a striking combination of Kingston Gray over green leather, this is the car that was featured in the factory’s 1939 Fleetwood brochure. After leaving the production line, this Caddy was delivered to Seattle, Washington. From then on it spent over 30 years as a museum piece in Vancouver, Canada before being rediscovered in 1990. At this point, the car underwent an all-inclusive restoration that lasted three years in which it was returned to factory original condition. Worry not about the quality of this restoration, as the car’s new owner just happened to be the co-author of the authenticity manual for this model, as well as the technical advisor to the CCCA and Cadillac LaSalle Club. His work is well-renowned within the collector market and he has completed several other award-winning restorations.

This Series 75 is no stranger to the Concours circuit. Upon conclusion of its restoration, this deluxe Cadillac was a regular feature at many Concours events including Pebble Beach, Meadowbrook, Boca Raton, Forest Grove, Amelia Island, Hilton Head, and the Cadillac LaSalle Club’s Grand Nationals where it took the trophy for Pre-War Best in Show. When it was entered at the CCCA Grand Classic, it was one of very few entrants to be judged to a full 100 points. It carries its CCCA Senior Premier badge number 1801. It has also been featured in various magazines and articles through the years and it even served as a calendar car as well. The car was driven in various trips throughout the United States and has also been toured across the Canadian Rockies and Europe. In 2009, the car underwent additional extensive cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment paying specific attention to maintaining the originality of its condition. The Morgan's knew they wanted a high point car but also one that could be driven and enjoyed. Acquiring this 1939 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood represents an uncommon opportunity to own one of only five, a proven winner suitable for show and also an ideal and proven touring candidate. This Series 75 Fleetwood is bound to impress casual observors and discriminating judges alike.