Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood
The Cadillacs produced following World War II benefited from the company’s wartime experience producing defense material. When passenger car production resumed in October 1945, advertising boasted that cars were “Battle Powered” with “Victory” engines. Of great benefit was the real world stress-testing of engines and transmissions in combat. Although the 1946 Cadillac engines were of the same 346-cubic inch displacement as the prewar powerplants and had the same horsepower rating, many internal parts had been re-engineered for greater strength and reliability as a result of the wartime experience. The Hydra-Matic had been beefed up as well.
Bodies on the Series 75 Fleetwood cars were carried over from 1942 and rode on the same 136-inch wheelbase but with fewer body styles offered. As before, Imperial sedans with the division window were offered in seven-passenger configuration. Nine-Passenger Business Sedans, both with and without division, were offered, primarily for funeral and livery markets. Like other 1947 Cadillacs, the Series 75 received a new five-bar grille, script logos on the front fenders and a new winged crest on the deck lid.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
150 bhp, 346 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 136"
Source: RM Auctions