Cadillac 85 Series 37-85 7509F Formal Sedan by Fleetwood

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85 Series 37-85 7509F Formal Sedan by Fleetwood





The Cadillac Series 37-85 was, once more, a Series 37-75 with a V-12 engine. 1937 was the final model year for this engine. The Series 80, with 3327mm wheelbase was dropped from the line. Oil bath air cleaner and pressure radiator cap were new to the 1937 V-12.

The Cadillac lineup consisted of seven different series of cars ranging in price from $1,000 to over $9,000, and included V8, V12 and V16 engine options. However, this would be the last year the V12 was offered to the public. Both the V8-powered Series 75 and the V12 Series 85 were built on the same 138-inch wheelbase, and aside from the insignia on the grill and trunk, the two series were virtually indistinguishable, clad in their Fleetwood bodies.

A record breaking year, in 1937 Cadillac sold 46,152 cars – making it the second year in a row Cadillac doubled the previous year’s total sales. While Cadillac’s competition was being eradicated by the Depression, Cadillac managed to not only stay afloat, but to thrive, and come out of it arguably stronger than they had been entering it.

The 1937 Cadillac Series 85-V12 Convertible Sedan presented here is one of the most desired of the Series 85 Cadillac models. The recipient of a comprehensive ground up restoration, the car is elegantly finished in black with a tan soft top and a plush red leather interior. The interior woodwork is gorgeous and features a front/rear glass divider. With the factory optional dual side mount spares and covers, wheel discs and flexible steering wheel, this Cadillac is very well equipped.

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