Opera Coupe
Coachwork: Fisher
Chassis Num: 8270871
Sold for $44,000 at 2006 RM Sothebys.
High bid of $42,500 at 2008 RM Sothebys. (did not sell)
This 1938 Cadillac Model 38-6127 Opera Coupe with chassis number 8270871 is powered by a 346 cubic-inch L-head V8 engine producing 135 horsepower. It has a three-speed selective synchromesh manual transmission, column shift, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. It is believed to be one of only three known to exist with dual sidemount spares, a feature that had been reserved for the V16 models. Also rare are the factory installed running boards.
It was estimated to fetch between $50,000 - $70,000 at the 2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook. The lot was Sold at a price just under that estimation, at $44,000.

In 2008 it returned to the RM Auction at Meadow Brook where it had an estimated value of $65,000 - $80,000. The odometer had 56,000 miles on it; there was evidence of road use, though the car remained in presentable condition. Bidding reached $42,500 but was not enough to satisfy the reserve; the lot was left unsold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2008

Chassis# 8270871

2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
Estimated Value:$65,000-$80,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)$42,500
2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
Estimated Value:$50,000-$70,000 
Sale Price$44,000

Analysis

Chassis number 8270871 Auction Sales History
2008Pre-Sale Estimates: $65,000 - $80,000
2006$44,000

2017 3
2016 1
2013 1
2011 3
2010 1
2007 1
2006 1
2002 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$31,442$55,0003
2016$40,000$40,0001
2013$42,900$42,9001
2011$21,750$25,0003
2010$15,250$15,2501
2007$11,000$11,0001
2006$44,000$44,0001
2002$63,600$63,6001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Cadillac Series 60 Touring Sedan
Sold for $14,025
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1938 CADILLAC SERIES 60
Sold for $55,000
  2017 Leake Auction - Dallas
 
1938 Cadillac Series 60 4 Door
Sold for $25,300
  2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az
 
1938 Cadillac Series 60 Opera Coupe
Chassis#:Chassis#:8271176
Sold for $40,000
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
 
1938 Cadillac Series 60 Special
Sold for $42,900
  2013 Auctions America - California
 
1938 Cadillac Series 65 Imperial Limousine
Sold for $25,000
  2011 Mecum Auctions - Dallas, TX Auction
 
1938 Cadillac Series 61
Sold for $24,000
  2011 Mecum Auctions - St. Charles, IL Auction
 
1938 Cadillac Series 65 Limousine
Sold for $16,250
  2011 Leake Auction, San Antonio, Texas
 
1938 Cadillac Series 65 Limousine
Sold for $15,250
  2010 Leake Car Auctions - 38th Annual Leake Auto Auction - Market Hall
 
1938 Cadillac 60 Special Sedan
Sold for $11,000
  2007 RM Auctions - The Fawcett Movie Cars
 
1938 Cadillac Model 38-6127 Opera Coupe
Chassis#:8270871
Sold for $44,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
    
1938 Cadillac 60 Series Sport Cvt.
Sold for $63,600
  2002 Michigan Fall Classic Car Auction - The Kughn Collection
 

No Sale

1938 Cadillac Series 60's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Cadillac Series 65 Convertible Sedan72709072014 Mecum Monterey$62,000$80,000$100,000
1938 CADILLAC 60 SERIES 2014 McCormick's Palm Springs # 56$19,000  
1938 Cadillac Fleetwood 605 2013 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction$25,000  
1938 Cadillac Series 65 Limousine 2011 Leake Car Auctions Oklahoma City, Ok   
1938 Cadillac Series 60 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook$42,500$65,000$80,000

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