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1947 Cadillac 75 Series Limousine
This Cadillac 75 Series Limousine was designed by a pioneer in transportation design; Harley Earl. The 75 Series Limousines had a stately appearance and the basic design remained unchanged for nearly a decade. Standard equipment on the 75 series consisted of large wheel discs, fender skirts, stainless steel running boards, and moldings on the hood, side of the car, and on the lower belt-line.
This Cadillac was once owned by Aviation Pioneer Glenn Martin whose company - or part of it- after a number of mergers over the years is now known as Lockheed-Martin. (See black and white photo in photo set to see photo of Glenn, his Mother Minta, his driver/chauffeur, this Cadillac, and one of his airplanes in the background.)
The exterior is in very good condition - solid and straight body and frame, the car had one repaint in the original black color, and only some of the chrome trim was removed to do that. The chrome is all original and in very good condition for its age. There is fading of the chrome in a few areas on the front and rear bumpers as well as some of the rear light trim.
The highly original interior is very well optioned for its day. The more that one looks at the interior, the more small, well thought out design details are noticeable. Inside this impressive car we find a black leather bench seat in front, power windows (including divider window), all metal chrome trim throughout, real wood trim, numerous storage compartments, a foot rest for rear seat passengers, a number of dome lights, and a pair of 'jump seats'. As far as we can tell, the trim level of this car would've been 'Imperial 7-Passenger.'
This car has a 346ci V8 that produces approximately 150 horsepower. During World War II these engines were used to power M5 and M24 Tanks. This car has 4 wheel hydraulic brakes - with a car that weighs in at about 4800lbs, hydraulic brakes are a welcome assist to stopping this beautiful car.
Overall this is a very nice survivor that runs, drives, stops and looks great! This car has a great presence where ever it is seen.
Facts about the Leadfoot Automotive Group:
*All the vehicles listed are located in our facilities in Holland Michigan.
*We also sell late model vehicles which can be seen on our other websites: www.leadfootautomotivegroup.com, or www.macatawaauto.com .
*We have a Service Facility called Leadfoot Garage where ASE Certified technicians perform a variety of services on all makes and models - vintage or modern. Visit the Leadfoot Garage website at https://leadfoot-garage.com, or call 616-392-2600 for more info.
*Leadfoot has a Full Restoration Shop on site and is able to work on a limited number of customer vehicles in addition to working on the vehicles that we own. Visit the restoration Shop's website for more info; https://www.leadfootrestoration.com
*“Project Vehicles” that need work/restoration are listed on our webpage. Please click the 'Projects' tab on the left side of our website or follow this link: http://www.leadfootmusclecars.com/projects to see what we have to offer.
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- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 346ci V8
- Fuel Specification
- 91 Octane or below
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Paint Type
- Interior Color
- Secondary Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console