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1940 Cadillac Series 75 Convertible

Category: 1940s

1940 Cadillac Series 75 Convertible - Details

This is a very rare 1940 Cadillac Series 75 Convertible with rich history. 1 of 14 ordered by the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Whitehouse, and used by the Secret Service in their fleet of cars for parades and special events. It served during World War II, and stayed in service until it was retired in 1963, after being driven in J.F. Kennedy’s funeral cortege. Later it was purchased from an antique car collector in VA in 1973 by Seymour Roth, owner of Roth Steel Corp in Syracuse, NY.

In 1995, the car restored, including a new leather interior and top, new glass and chrome, paint, and a complete V8 engine rebuild. For highway driving, the rear axle gears were changed from a 4.56 to a 3.77 ratio. In early 2016, it was sold to Fred Zwicker, where it was totally restored in our shop, as the older lacquer paint had cracks and needed attention.

This is one of the rarest of all rare cars, and is only one of five or six of this model remaining from the 45 originally built in 1940. It has a 19 ft. long Fleetwood Body and can be driven anywhere.

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