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1937 Cadillac Series 75 Still Shines


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The first of Cadillac's flagship limo series, the Fleetwood Series 75 hit the market as the Glenn Miller Orchestra hit the charts, War Admiral won horse racing's Triple Crown and Franklin D. Roosevelt began his second term.

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Coming as America tried to rebound from the Great Depression, the Series 75 was symbolic of American optimism.

Influenced by art deco styling, it features a Flying Lady hood ornament, suicide doors and twin spare tires on its front fenders. Built for luxury, the rear interior has plush cloth upholstery, a footrest and seats cushioned by coil springs.

Powered by a 346-cubic-inch V-8 engine (not the original), it has 65,000 original miles and its original paint - black, of course. An online Cadillac database said the Fleetwood Series 75 with a V-8 sold for $3,395 new. Only 3,227 were produced.

"It was Daddy's pride and joy," said James Reinert of Gabelsville, Charles' brother. "Nobody was allowed to drive it, except him."

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=191657

Bruce

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