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1940 Cadillac Sixty Special

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condition: excellent
1940 Cadillac Sixty Special title : clean

Beautiful Complete older restoration to original configuration. 3 speed manual shift.
Excellent condition with history.


This one is down Southwest of Austin -- but I love the look of this era, and the name Sixty Special. The Series 60 was the base model, but the Sixty Special was a cut above the base -- and ended up being a separate line that meant luxury.

The new Sixty Special utilized a unique "X" frame underneath, which allowed the 4,170 lb (1,890 kg). car to sit within its frame. This not only gave the new Cadillac the stiffest chassis on the market, but it was also 3 inches lower than other Cadillacs - with no sacrifice in headroom. The disappearance of running boards along the side and its lack of belt-line trim made the sleek car appear even lower. More important, it allowed shoulder and hip room to increase by over 5 inches without an increase in overall width. When combined with the brand-new column-mounted shift lever, the cars offered true six passenger comfort.
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Sixty_Special

Starting in 1940, and for the remainder of its existence, the Sixty Special would be Fleetwood marketed, enjoying higher-priced molding, trim and upholstery like the Series 75 and 90. Thus it took over the Series 70's place, which was dropped for the 1938 model year, as Cadillac's most luxurious owner-driven large model, a role it would fill through 1976.


Of special note is that 1940 was the last year that side-mounted spare tires (optional on all Cadillacs, including Sixty Special) were offered.


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