Family Affair: ’49 Cadillac Series 75 Limousine
We usually don’t get excited about classic American Limousines. But this one stopped us in out tracks. Maybe it was the un-limo green color that set it apart from others? Here is a little history of the Cadillac Series 75 Courtesy of Wikipedia: The Series 75 returned after the war as Cadillac’s largest model. It retained most of its pre-war styling and rode on the long 136 in. wheelbase and used a distinctive body not shared with other general Motors divisions. Five different touring sedan configurations were featured: with quarter windows; with auxiliary jump seats; business; Imperial seven-passenger and Imperial nine-passenger (the latter two both having jump seats). The engine was the same 346 cubic inch V-8 used by other Cadillacs that year. Consideration was given to the deletion of the long wheelbase line in 1948, but competitive pressure from Packard in the luxury class market dictated the retention of the Series 75. The seller indicates that they are the second owner since 1989 and the Cadillac unfortunately gets very little use. It was recently recommissioned and all systems are back in working order. The interior of this one is beautiful but in need of either a good cleaning or some carpet replacement. We love the details none the less. There is a tag on the radiator with the original owner’s name. We wonder if this was a “Driving Miss Daisy” situation because the owner was Mrs. J. C. Lang of Seattle, Washington. This is a nice car and if you are into American post-war cars, this requires a detailed inspection. See the listing by clicking here.