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1936 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Sedan - 36-90 FLEETWOOD

1936 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Sedan - 36-90 FLEETWOOD

Back when the US made STUNNING cars

The 1936 Series 90 convertible sedan had been one of only six built that year, the second-to-last season for Cadillac’s original V-16. Its original build sheet, a copy of which is on file, notes that it was shipped to New York City, and eventually directed to Brooklyn for its original owner. Interesting for a late V-16, the owner’s name is not “tagged” on the sheet, indicating that the car was perhaps built for showroom display. If it was meant to stand and draw attention – foreshadowing its decades to come in Chicago – it had certainly been trimmed for the purpose. The body was finished in the wonderfully named Phantom Metallic, with Vincennes Red wire wheels with full discs, dual side-mounts with painted covers, a Master radio, and a gold Goddess mascot

The only major restoration work required was to return the fenders to their original configuration and refinish the clean, rust-free body in that stunning original Phantom Metallic, with a proper interior in the correct leather. Original paint remains on the firewall, which carries original factory chalk marks, and the chassis beneath is still clean and original; the body has still yet to be taken from the frame, and yet the doors close beautifully and solidly.

Since completion of its restoration work, the Cadillac has been exhibited only selectively, to preserve its desirability for future owners, including a class award-winning appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2015.

The significance of this V-16 among its brethren cannot be overstated. It has spent nearly 80 years with just two caretakers – one a well-known collector, and the other a renowned museum in whose care it became perhaps the best-known example of its type, the background for so many wistful photographs and fond memories. One imagines that wherever it goes from here, it should, if only occasionally, go back to Chicago . . . just so three or four generations can once remember a part of America’s past that once touched their own.


Engine OHV V 16 - 452 cl - 185 HP



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1936 Cadillac V6 Convertible Sedan

1936 Cadillac V6 Convertible Sedan

1936 Cadillac V6 Convertible Sedan

1936 Cadillac V6 Convertible Sedan

1936 Cadillac V6 Convertible Sedan

1936 Cadillac V6 Convertible Sedan

1936 Cadillac V6 Convertible Sedan

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Aleta Curry Oct 14, 2017 · #5

I don't know a lot about classic cars, but I certainly appreciate them. That's gorgeous!

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JR LOPEZ Oct 12, 2017 · #2

Amazing car @Stephane 🐝 Fenner!

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Jorge Carballo Pérez Oct 12, 2017 · #1

Guauuuuu Beauty!!! Thanks @Stephane 🐝 Fenner

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