Cadillac Series 75 Convertible Sedan

In 1934, Cadillac styling moved from classic formality to sleek streamlining. A new X-frame chassis supported new bodywork, with airfoil-shaped front fenders and a steeply raked V-shaped radiator shell, ending with the rear fenders sweeping neatly into the rear deck. Minimal chrome trim was used, while an extended hood with horizontal cooling louvers visually lengthened the entire car.

Improved body construction isolated passengers from engine heat and road noise, while the new “Knee-Action” independent front suspension greatly enhanced ride and handling. Body designs remained essentially unchanged for 1935 and 1936, with the exception of a narrower radiator shell, repositioned headlamps and the appearance of built-in luggage trunks.

Of all the Cadillac models for 1936, the V-8-powered Series 70 and longer-wheelbase Series 75 models represented the marque’s anchor products. An all-new 346-cubic inch V-8 engine debuted with a simplified design and improved serviceability. While lacking the glamour of the V-12 and V-16, the new V-8 was Cadillac’s core engine through 1947.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

135 bhp, 346 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed selective synchromesh manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, semi-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 138".

Source: RM Auctions

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