Location: United States, New York, Astoria
For sale by: Dealer (New York City: Manhattan Classic Cars)
Model: Series 60
1941 Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan by Fleetwood
This 1941 Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan by Fleetwood is a largely original example that’s been patiently awaiting straightforward cosmetic and mechanical recommissioning. Blue with tan interior. It’s been off the road for the last couple years and is not currently running. It has a nice straight body with presentible paint and chrome showing a fair share of patina. The interior is showing its age at this point as well. An honest car with a lot of integrity and potential. Easily turn into a driver or restore to your own standards. The 1941 Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan by Fleetwood was the final version of the original Bill Mitchell body styling, which was seen as both a mechanical and visual improvement, and would be recognized as one of the most significant and attractive automotive designs of the decade. Most notably, the massive, broad grille and prominent front-end styling became Cadillac trademarks for a decade. Output of the robust 346-cubic inch V-8 engine was boosted to 150 horsepower. The Series 60 Special remained the most prestigious Cadillac outside of the limousines, with quality coachwork and beautiful interiors fitted by Fleetwood. The surviving Series 60 Special sedans are among the most desirable CCCA Full Classics for CARavans and other events, and driving one on the road is like driving a modern automobile. The 1940s were a somewhat magical decade for Cadillac. Nearly every car they produced from 1940 through 1949 was in some way a standout. Every year’s styling was handsome, and these cars remain much sought after. Cadillacs of this era were performance leaders among American cars and the 1940-42 design successfully translated 1930s-era classic Cadillac design cues into a more modern context. Cadillacs from this era truly lived up to their motto “The Standard of the World”.