Cadillac Sixty Special

Introduced in 1938, the Bill Mitchell-designed Sixty Special foreshadowed many of the advanced styling concepts that graced the rest of the Cadillac model lineup in subsequent years. Slightly revised again for 1941, the final version of Mitchell’s classic Sixty Special was both a mechanical and visual improvement on the existing design that would be recognized as one of the most significant and attractive automotive designs of the 1940s. Most notably, the massive, broad grille and prominent front-end styling became a Cadillac trademark for years to come. The 1941 models also marked the second year of Fleetwood’s exclusive production of Sixty Special bodies. Output of the robust 346-cubic inch V-8 engine was boosted to 150 horsepower, and the soon-to-be-legendary Hydra-Matic automatic transmission was introduced as an option for 1941.

Part of the RM Auctions event in Arizona, January 2011 and in Arizona, January 2013.

150 bhp, 346 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, independent front suspension with coil springs, semi-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 127"

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Pawel Litwinski

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