In 1939, only 27 of the exclusive Cadillac Fleetwood convertible coupes were produced, each carrying a price tag of $3,500. Today, it is believed that only 5 of they 27 remain, and the price for this particular units is forty times the original. That’s $140,000, in case you weren’t sure.
Thought that is surely a pretty penny, it’s difficult to determine whether or not something is of a good value — since an item is worth whatever a buyer is willing to pay. After taking a closer look at the eBay listing for this Fleetwood 75 Series Convertible, we think that the seller is certainly in the right range in regards to asking price.
Powered by a 346 ci (5.6 liter) V8 making 140 horsepower, mated to a three-speed manual transmission, this car received a 3-year nut-and-bolt restoration by its prior owner, who happens to also be the co-author of the authenticity manual for this model. If that’s not enough credibility for ya, then take a look at this Cadillac‘s trophy history at Concours:
- 1994 CLC Grande Nationals – Seattle – Pre-War Best in Show
- 1995 Pebble Beach – perfect score, but alas no trophy
- 1995 Meadowbrook Concours – Blue Ribbon
- 1995 Forest Grove Concours – People’s Choice Award & Presidents Choice Award
- 1995 CCCA – Michigan Grand Classic – judged 100 points
- 2010 Lake Mirror Classic – Best Late Pre-War
- 2011 Amelia Island Concours
- 2011 Boca Raton Concours
- 2012 CLC Grand Nationals – St Augustine – 97.3 points
- 2012 Amelia Island Concours – invited to be one of 2 cars displayed in Cadillac’s corporate pavilion
- 2012 Ponte Vedra Car Show – Best Pre-War
- 2013 CCCA – Mt Dora Grand Classic – judged 99 points
- 2014 Hilton Head Concours
- 2015 Boca Raton Concours
The listing further states:
“After 6 years of ownership, we unfortunately just don’t have the time to bring it to additional Concours far from our area, or to drive it as intended. This car is extremely rare, comprehensively sorted out by experts, and ready for additional Concours d’Elegance or touring. It is a fabulous car that could not be recreated anywhere near this price. Included will be literally hundreds of pages of restoration records, restoration videos, all books, mint factory tool roll, manuals and a few spares. For serious buyers, the car will be made available for the most discerning inspection.”
The abundance of information, as well as the way in which it is written in the eBay listing greatly contrast the Tokyo Drift Monte Carlo listing. That, along with the dashingly-good looks of this Kingston Gray Fleetwood should make for a very easy yet pricey sale.