1937 V-12 Fleetwood Cadillac – 5P Touring Sedan
One of the last 87 of this 8519 series built
Last year of the V-12
Only 478 V-12 engines built during 1937
A true example of luxury, this car features wood trim, dual side mounts, fold-down center armrest for the rear passengers, and dual outside mirrors. The exterior is painted a stylish white. The car's interior is a light ivory-tan and is in very good condition and features detailed stitching on the door panels and armrests. In a time where all cars seem to look alike, this is a rare opportunity to own a vehicle that goes back to an age of sophistication and style; where sleek sloping steel gave way to fine fashioned wood assembled by people, not machines, and crafted with pride. Only 87 Series 8519 Sedans were produced making this one of the rarest Cadillacs to survive the post-Depression era. A multiple award winner. It is a time machine with only 2,300 actual miles following restoration. When you drive this car it will transport you back to the age of swing music, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the height of the art deco movement. Painstakingly restored and maintained, this car is destined to increase in value. It is a chance to own a ready-to-drive car that could be shown at Classic events. The scarcity, quality of workmanship, and design make this a true piece of automotive history.
I installed a $342 modern fan bearing system within original radiator fan hub; $853 6-volt 35 amp alternator within original generator; new voltage regulator & coils; modern SS compression bearing within water pump; new copper radiator core; $594 lined gas tank with new sensor; $500 authentic windshield wiper sets; $700 SS/glass hood ornament; new brake cylinders, shoes, lines, master cylinder; $2,000 new rubber parts; $700 new SS exhaust pipes & mufflers. Rebuilt engine; $11,664 machine services include stainless valve inserts, pistons. $785 chrome plated dash, Rebuilt clock, speedometer, & gauges. $900 original headlight buckets chromed/halogens. $6,500 six authentic Halibrand 1940's aluminum racing wheels with hubs having authentic 1937 logos, new tires/tubes. $2,000 new Zenith up-draft carburetors/gas lines. Window parts chromed, new glass. $1,110 new steel running boards & SS trim/white magnetic mats. $2,060 brass/nickel/chrome pieces for hood sides & catwalks. $2,780 for 34 re-chromed trim pieces. New tail light chrome, $1,035 fog & stop lights. Restored original wheels, mounted tires, spare front hubs, turned & ready for use.
By 1937, Cadillac was producing 7 series ranging in price from $1,000-$9,000 featuring their standard V8, V12 and V16 engines. The average family's income was $1,700 a year. Series 85's selling price of $4,145 kept it from the average consumer. In 1937, the average car cost $675. It was the last year for the Series 85 and Cadillac's V12 368 cubic inch 150 horsepower engine and three-speed manual transmission.
Contact Tyrone Stinson
Home: 410 757 9528
Cel phones: 443 370 7167 or 7165
Swipe left to view more photos of this vehicle.