Cadillac 75 Generation 2 Series 40-75 7553 Town Car by Fleetwood

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75 Generation 2 Series 40-75 7553 Town Car by Fleetwood





For 1938, Cadillac fielded five models. The first four (Series 38-60, 38-60S, 38-65, and 38-75) were eight cylinders and the 38-90 was a V-16. The V-12 series 85 was dropped this year. Also the Series 70 and Fisher bodied Series 75 Specials were dropped, but a Convertible Sedan was added to the Series 65 line. The styling bonanza for 1938 was the sensational new Sixty Special Sedan.

Series 65 (Custom V-8) and Series 75 (Fleetwood) shared a new front end style featuring a massive vertical cellular grille, three sets of horizontal bars on the hood sides, alligator hood, and headlights on the filler piece between fenders and hood. Optional side mount covers were hinged to the fenders. Quarter windows were of sliding rather than hinged construction. Rear of bodies had rounder corners and more smoothly blended lines; trunks had more appearance of being an integral part of the body. Bodies were all steel except for wooden main sills.

New chassis details included: Column gear shift, horns just behind grille, battery under right hand side of hood, transverse muffler just behind fuel tank, wheels by different manufacturer (not interchangeable with 1937), "Synchro-Flex" flywheel hypoid rear axle on all series, deletion of oil filter.

Compression ratio on Series 75 was raised to 6.70: 1, necessitating use of high octane fuel.

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