The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 183
1936 Cadillac Series 70 Fleetwood Touring Sedan
$38,500 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
135 bhp, 346 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 131 in.
Cadillac was all new for 1936; the bodies were of a new design, with front-hinged front doors and all-steel “turret tops” on closed models. An L-head like its predecessors, the new V-8 now combined the crankcase and cylinder blocks into a single iron casting. It came in two sizes, with a larger bore of 346 CID for 70 series cars.
The touring sedan, with an integral luggage compartment, had become very popular at General Motors, and Cadillac had them in all series, including the Fleetwood-bodied 70 and 75. This car’s five-passenger version was one of just 2,000 short-wheelbase Fleetwood cars of all body styles. An older restoration, it presents very well, showing just the slightest aging both inside and out. The brightwork and maroon paint are both in very good condition, and the brown cloth interior is almost completely devoid of flaws. The odometer shows barely 5,000 miles; this car is ready to be enjoyed to the fullest.