Sedan
Coachwork: Fisher
Chassis Num: 6271158
William L. Mitchell's father was a Buick dealer, so he was around automobiles from childhood. As a youth, he studied design and art in New York City - while also becoming a sports car enthusiast. A portfolio of Mitchell's dynamic and modernistic automotive sketches was shown to GM design chief Harley Earl in late 1935. The 23-year old Mitchell was soon hired into GM Art & Colour.

The young designer was soon assigned to develop a car Earl already had in mind...a trim, sporty sedan that would appeal to the Cadillac owner who preferred to be behind the wheel instead of being chauffeured about. The car was originally modeled as a LaSalle, but soon became the 'Cadillac Sixty.'

Mitchell created a modernized 'three-box' close-coupled sedan with a beautiful rounded trunk. The car sat lower than others and didn't need running boards - the production version would be the first car from a major automaker to lack them. Door windows were convertible-like, with only thin plated frames. The roof flowed down to create a seamless panel between the side windows.

The car reached production as the 1938 Cadillac Sixty Special. It would be offered, with facelifts, through 1941. Immediately recognized as a design classic, the original's proportions would influence the look of American cars for years to come. Thanks to this great car's success, both the Cadillac Sixty Special and Bill Mitchell would be making history at GM for a long, long time.

The 1938 Sixty Special is considered a milestone in the history of GM styling. This car broke new styling ground by incorporating such features as concealed running boards, thin chrome window frames and a totally integrated trunk into a wonderfully sophisticated looking 'junior edition' Cadillac. This car, serial number 6271158, was originally sold through noted Los Angeles Cadillac dealer Don Lee, for $2399.

Chassis# 6271158

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Analysis

Chassis number 6271158 Auction Sales History

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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