To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 6422878
Estimate: $ 55,000 - $ 65,000 US
Stately and dignified best describes the 60 Special Cadillac Sedan. The model was largely carryover from pre-war 1942 models except for minor trim and detail changes; most notably the grille which had four layers of rectangles rather than five of the 1946 model, a new “V” hood emblem, bright metal stone shields on the rear fenders instead of the rubber ones used on 1946 models, and new Cadillac script nameplates on the front fenders replacing the small block letters used previously. Like all manufacturers, Cadillac struggled to meet the pent-up demand of a public hungry for new cars and pressed their existing designs into service until all-new models were ready. In fact, Cadillac ended the model year with 96,000 unfilled orders and outsold Packard for the second time in history. After 1950, Cadillac gained permanent sales superiority. Nearly 92 percent of all Cadillacs came equipped with Hydra-Matic automatic transmissions like this example. It is one of 8,500 Sixty Special Sedans delivered for the 1947 model year at a base price of $3,195. 1947 Cadillac 60 Special Fleetwood Sedan