Cadillac Series 70/75 4th Gen Origin
The fourth generation of the Cadillac Series 70/75 model cars are full-sized body automobiles. Of course, when the Series 70 was produced for the first time between 1936 and 1937 as the direct successor of the 1935 Cadillac 355E, Cadillac also produced a Series 75 in 1936. Between 1950 and 1953, the motor vehicle company only produced the Series 75 which was designed by Harley Earl.
The Series 75 were luxury cars like other models and they were originally meant to be used by government officials or their representatives. Series 75 had a longer wheelbase unlike the Series 70; however, they shared the same V-shaped windshields which were manufactured in the company’s Fleetwood factories.
Cadillac kept making certain adjustments to the Series 75 even after the world war such as changes in the engine and dashboard. The version of the Series 75 which was produced in 1950 retained some of the styles used before the war such as the FR layout.
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Cadillac Series 70/75 4th Gen Overview
This automobile was designed to be a replacement for the 1941 design, but this time it was built with a wheelbase of 3,370 mm (146.8 in). The vehicle has a 1-piece shield, 6-window styling, and the appearance of a “high-headroom” limousine. There were no running boards in this version, which was built on a D-body platform. This model had only two body styles available: the 4-door limousine and the 4-door sedan; with its engine being a 331 cu in (5.4 L) OHV V8.
Their sedans, Imperial sedans, and business sedans were all 7-seaters, which was made possible by the availability of jump seats. The power windows were standard on this vehicle, but an optional Hydramatic automatic transmission was available. Cadillac introduced a facelift of the Series 75 in 1951, with few differences from the previous models. Smaller grilles were also built into the outboard grille extension panels beneath the car’s headlights, this featured in one of the variations.
Large bumper guards shaped like bullets were also used. One might wonder why the bumper guards had to be shaped like bullets, well, the designers apparently thought it would be cool. The 1951 Series 75 also had standard hydraulic window lifts with an optional Hydramatic automatic transmission. Business sedans were quite rare, they were only built based on special orders so the only available body styles were the sedan and Imperial sedan.
In commemoration of the company’s 50th anniversary, the 1952 facelift included deck emblems as well as a V-shaped hood attached with gold castings. It also had a new grille wrapped around panels, broad chrome trims under the headlights, a side scoop style, and a gold wing emblem in the center. For the first time, the Fleetwood name appeared on the car’s decklid in 1952.
Cadillac Series 70/75 4th Gen Production
There is an ongoing controversy regarding how many units of the sedan were produced and sold between the years 1950 and 1953. However, for the limousine, 1,460 units were produced in 1950. The number of units produced then rose to 2,205 in 1951.
In 1952, Cadillac began to produce two kinds of the limousine – those with partitions and those without partitions. 1,400 units of non-partitioned limousines were produced while those with partitions got 800 units produced.
The company carried over its production of partitioned and non-partitioned limousines into 1953. 1,435 units of partitioned limousines were produced that year, and 765 nonpartitioned limousines were also produced.
Cadillac Series 70/75 4th Gen Price
I did promise you the major details of the fourth-generation Cadillac Series 75 model cars so here it is.
Now, we have already established that these cars were luxury cars and so, they were very expensive.
The 1950 Series 75 limousine was then sold for $4,770 which is equivalent to $55,181 in today’s market.
While the 1951 version was sold for $5,200 which is equivalent to $60,156 in today’s market.
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