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Cadillac Sixty-Special Fleetwood

FACTS

1941

1938 - 1941

CONSTRUCTION YEAR

8 CYLINDERS

5,671 CC

150 hp

ENGINE

General Motors

Bill Mitchell

DESIGNERS

3,900

NUMBER OF PIECES

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STORY

In 1938, Cadillac began production of the Sixty-Special series, which was introduced as a standalone model within the Fleetwood series. The name "Sixty-Special" referred to the 127-inch wheelbase, which was longer than most other Cadillac models of the time. The Fleetwood body series was known for its high-quality craftsmanship and luxurious appointments.

In particular, a specially made model of this Cadillac series was often produced for official use by US presidents.

A well-known example is the 1942 Cadillac Sixty-Special Fleetwood, used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This car was specially customized for the president and featured various security and communications equipment.

The Sixty-Special Fleetwood from 1940 to 1948 was designed by Harley Earl, the legendary chief designer of General Motors. This vehicle stood out from other luxury cars of its era with its striking lines, unique grille and integrated fenders. The designers opted for an elegant, streamlined look that was both timeless and modern.

During World War II, civilian automobile production was severely curtailed as resources were needed for the war effort. However, after the war, the Sixty-Special Fleetwood experienced a revival and remained a symbol of luxury and prestige.

PERSONAL STORY

This exceptional Cadillac has been owned for several decades by a German collector who specializes in American vehicles.

He knew immediately that he had to snap up this special beauty.

These examples are extremely rare in Europe and we are not aware of a second vehicle in Austria.

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