1938 Cadillac SERIES 60 SPECIAL

$28,000

Year
1938
Make
Cadillac
Model
SERIES 60 SPECIAL
Stock
2647
Vin
627179
Engine Size
V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD

THIS 1938 CADILLAC SERIES 60 SPECIAL IS LOCATED IN: INDIANAPOLIS, IN

The Cadillac Sixty Special is a name used by Cadillac to denote a special model since the 1938 Harley Earl–Bill Mitchell–designed extended wheelbase derivative of the Series 60, often referred to as the Fleetwood Sixty Special. The Sixty Special designation was reserved for some of Cadillac's most luxurious vehicles. It was offered as a four-door sedan and briefly as a four-door hardtop. This exclusivity was reflected in the introduction of the exclusive Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham d'Elegance in 1973 and the Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham Talisman in 1974, and it was offered as one trim package below the Series 70 limousine. The Sixty Special name was temporarily retired in 1976 but returned again in 1987 and continued through 1993.

1938–1941

For 1938, the Harley Earl-Bill Mitchell designed Sixty Special was added between Cadillac's lowest-priced line of cars, the "Series 60", and the "Senior" large-bodied Cadillacs. It replaced the model "70" (short-base Series 70). Although all first-generation 60 Specials were built at the Fleetwood Plant, the 60 Special was marketed as a Fisher Body car in 1938 and 1939.

The new four-door sedan, designed to look like a convertible sedan, showcased trend-setting features including a completely integrated, coupe-like trunk (which launched "three-box" sedan styling); no running boards (which all makes soon followed); convertible-style doors with bright metal window frames (Bill Mitchell called the '38 60 Special "the first hardtop"); a "four-window" canopy with more glass area than any Cadillac before; a steeply-raked windshield and four front-hinged doors. Contrary to what was then prevailing practice for luxury automobiles, the new Sixty Special was intended as an owner-driven car, rather than a chauffeur-driven one.

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Body Style
Sedan
Doors
4
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1938
Make
Cadillac
Model
SERIES 60 SPECIAL
Miles

Interior

Interior Color
Gray
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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