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1938 Cadillac Series 75 Convertible SKU:AA1032 - $249,980 (Henderson, NV)

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cylinders:
drive:
fuel: gas
odometer: 2190
paint color: grey
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible

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1938 Cadillac Series 75 Convertible

Price: $249,980.00

Basic Information:
  • Stock Number: AA1032
  • Model Year: 1938
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: Series 75 Convertible
  • Exterior Color: Gray
  • Interior Color: Gray
  • Vehicle Type: Convertible
  • Body Type: Convertible
Engine:
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Engine Description: 346 Ci
DriveTrain:
  • Transmission: Manual W/OD

Description:

A spectacular restoration! Whether you want an ultimate CARavan classic or a concours competitor, this fits the bill. We love the elegant and conservative color combination.

This 1938 Cadillac 75 Series, Fleetwood Bodied Convertible Coupe, Style 38-7567, has a Body Number 20 of 44 produced. Vin No. 3271124.

A complete body-on restoration, to concours standards but intended also for touring. The quality of the restoration is easily qualified to show at the finest of concours events, including Pebble Beach.

Importantly, of the 44 Series 75 Cadillac convertible coupes made in 1938, this is one of only two that were built without side mounted spares. Within the classic car hobby, the side mount deleted cars are considered by far the most beautiful because of the unbroken lines that make the car look much longer and sleeker. The side mounts really shorten the look of the front.

A brief history of the car:

Built in Detroit and shipped by truck to the South Chicago Cadillac Agency where it was sold. It did not spend a lot of time in Chicago, as the owner found a business card in the trunk when the restoration was started from a tailor shop near Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles with a telephone number of WA-0691 (dates to the 1950’s). Ed Gunther, a long-standing member of the Cadillac LaSalle Club, remembers this car being for sale in L.A. back in the 60s. It was sold and Ron VanGelderen restored the car the first time and it was awarded a Senior Badge from CCCA, #697 back in 1975. It was also the cover car for the January 1986 issue of the Self Starter with an accompanying story of the car.

Dick Haeberle from New Jersey owned the car which was sold in 1992. It then bounced up to New York for a while owned by Burdette Pomeroy who sold it in 2000 and the present owners purchased it on Feb 15th, 2003, from Randy Hall of Saratoga CA. Randy had purchased the car while he was restoring his 1938 75 Series Convertible Sedan. The car at that point was somewhat drive-able and in need of a total redo. Shortly after that, a ten-year nut & bolt restoration began.

Features of the car:

To put it mildly this is one massive automobile with a 141-1/2 inch wheelbase. All 75 (V-8s) and 90 (V-16s) series Cadillacs in this era were on the same chassis and almost identical custom built Fleetwood bodywork. They were offered in many different custom built body styles, the majority being seven passenger sedans. As mentioned, this is one of only two non-side mounted 75 Series convertible coupes made in 1938.

New features for 1938:

The gearshift was moved from the floor to the steering column. Also new for ’38 was the fact that there was no longer a rumble seat on this model, instead there were two jump seats behind the main seat giving this car a trunk that is almost seven feet deep!

The car is equipped with the following options:

Pleated (or tufted) main seat, a working master radio with a cowl mounted antenna, very rare script Cadillac 6 inch diameter amber fog lights, a cowl mounted heater-defroster unit, full wheel discs, two outside rearview mirrors and the correct car jack and period tool kit. There is also an original, never used key case from the delivering dealer!

Additional features that have been added for safety and comfort are:

A Gear Vendors Overdrive unit for better drivability (as the only rear end ratio offered was a 4.58), two period correct Harrison under seat heaters for greater comfort while motoring with the top down. These units became an option for Cadillac about two years later, front seat extenders moving the seat further back and tilting it back also giving a much more comfortable driving position, a master dis-connect electrical switch, a Pertornix solid state ignition system, two lap style seat belts, 5 Michelin radial tires with the sidewalls buffed clean, self-cancelling turn signals that are incorporated into the fog lights and rear lights, a special tonneau cover for the entire rear compartment in addition to the regular tonneau. The convertible top is lined for greater comfort, a concealed period motorcycle siren, an enameled CLC badge on the grill as well as a small enameled Saint Christopher’s badge on the dash, two flag stanchions on the front bumper, two vinyl cases for the engine side panels (should they be removed in very hot weather), and an electric fuel pump to aid in starting after the car has been sitting for long periods of time.

The engine block and its internal parts are from a 1948 Cadillac (this was the engine that was in the car when purchased. All other parts of the entire engine are period correct. This practice of swapping the 346 Cu. In. engine was very common as Cadillacs made this same engine from 1936 through 1948.

The restoration was completed about two years ago and the car has been driven about 1,690 miles. It has been shown three times winning first place awards each time. The LaConner Classic in 2016 where it won Best in Show and last summer at the Forrest Grove Concours in Forrest Grove Oregon where it took Best in Class and the Jerry Hanauska Memorial Award.

During the restoration every part of the car was gone over and brought back to original or better than original condition. Where there were minor rust outs or fiberglass all areas were cut out and new steel patch panels put in. The old pieces were saved. There were no corners cut anywhere on this car. The paint is a PPG single stage acrylic enamel for ease of repairs. The wheels were powder coated in a similar color to the leather interior.

The outcome of the restoration was above expectations, it not only looks absolutely beautiful, it drives amazingly well for an eighty-year-old automobile. Bumps are hardly noticed while driving. The choice of colors are extremely pleasing and blend very well. Everything on the car is fully functional including the clock and the 6-way adjustable headlights!

There are numerous photos of the car during the entire restoration. This magnificent automobile is ready to be shown at any show through any club, or simply driven wherever one wishes to go with complete confidence.

This vehicle is located at Atomic Motors Classic Car Sales and Restorations in Henderson, NV just 20 mins from the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Come down and see us or call Bill at 702-556-0888 or the sales dept at 702-826-3811 ext 2.

We are on-line at www.atomicmotors.net

It is the responsibility of the buyer to either inspect the vehicle personally or via a 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction as to the condition and value, prior to purchase.


Atomic Motors Classic Cars & Motorcycles
704 W Sunset Rd, Ste B1
Henderson, NV 89011
Ask for: Sales Department
Sales Department: (702) 826-3811 x2

Atomic Motors Classic Cars & Motorcycles
Ask for: Sales Department
☎ (702) 826-3811 x2

704 W Sunset Rd, Ste B1 Henderson, NV 89011

See all Atomic Motors Inventory and complete pictures at www.atomicmotors.net

Atomic Motors is based in beautiful Henderson, NV just 20 mins from the world famous Las Vegas Strip. We are a Licensed, Bonded dealer of classic vehicles in the State of Nevada. We offer financing OAC. Note: Buyer to pay $199 documentation fee. A $9.25 License fee charged for out-of-state buyer or $28.25 License fee for Nevada buyer. No sales tax for out-of-State and 8.375% for Nevada buyer.

DISCLAIMER: This site and all advertising information may be updated without notice whenever new information is obtained and may contain mistakes and inaccuracies. Information is provided to the best of our knowledge and that of the owners of the vehicles, and we make no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. We cannot be responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. Atomic Motors is not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials, and componentry of every single vehicle we sell. It is the responsibility of the buyer to either inspect the vehicle personally or via a 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Atomic Motors strives to perform extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible that there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent. All vehicles are sold AS-IS with no warranties expressed or implied.

Atomic Motors hosts an Open House every Saturday AND Sunday from 10am to 2pm . Join us for Free snacks and soda! Show off your favorite vehicle, explore 5 showrooms on 5 acres packed with Classics, tour our world class restoration facilities, or just come for the fun.





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