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1937 Cadillac Series 85 Convertible Sedan / 4150222 Vehicle Information

1937 Cadillac Series 85 photograph

1937 Cadillac Series 85 photograph

1937 Cadillac Series 85 photograph

1937 Cadillac Series 85 photograph

1937 Cadillac Series 85 photograph

1937 Cadillac Series 85 photograph

1937 Cadillac Series 85 photograph

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Sold for $104,500 at 2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall.
Sold for $118,250 at 2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island.
This 1970 Cadillac V12 Series 85 was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. It was offered without reserve and estimated to fetch between $140,000 - $180,000. It is powered by a 368 cubic-inch V12 engine tilted at a 45-degree angle and capable of producing 150 horsepower. There is four-wheel drum brakes and a three-speed selective synchromesh manual gearbox.

Cadillac shocked the world with the introduction of the V16 engine. The car was a paragon in the luxury car segment and had mechanical prowess. A V12 engine based on the sixteen cylinder unit was introduced in 1931. It was basically the V16 engine with four less cylinders. The car added to the versatility of the Cadillac model lineup; it possessed the luxury of the V16 cars, but with a twelve-cylinder unit and a more affordable price.

The V16 and V12 engines brought with them a slew of new mechanical improvements. All of the wiring was completely hidden; there was an excessive use of polished aluminum which added to the engines visual allure. There was a hydraulic valve lash compensation system which aided in the efficiency of the overhead valve configuration. This resulted in silent running operation.

A new chassis design was introduced in 1934 which would be used for several years. It would be used to house many engines and various bodystyles. It remained unaltered by 1937, though styling progressed throughout the years. The large pontoon front fenders and egg crate grilles were easily distinguishable as the Cadillac marque.

For 1937 Cadillac had a very versatile lineup with engine sizes including a V8, V12, and V16 unit. Prices ranged from $1000 to $9000. The V8 and V12 bodystyles shared the same 138-inch wheelbase. The engine and price tags were all that differentiated these two series, the Series 75 and Series 85. An insignia on the grill and trunk gave reference to which series the vehicle hailed from.

Cadillac sold 46,152 vehicles in 1937, setting a new sales record. As many other marque's were going out of business, Cadillac was flourishing.

This 1937 Cadillac Series 85 V12 Convertible Sedan has been treated to a recent ground up restoration. It is finished in black with a tan soft top and a red leather interior. It was ordered with an optional dual side mounted spares and covers, wheel discs, and flexible steering wheel. At auction the car found its next owner, selling for $118,250.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2007



2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $140,000-USD $180,000 
Sale Price :
USD $118,250

2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $110,000-USD $150,000 
Sale Price :
USD $104,500

1937 Cadillac Series 85 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Cadillac 85 V-12 Limousine Coupe
Sold for USD$77,000
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1937 CADILLAC V12 FORMAL SEDAN
Chassis#: 4130020
Sold for USD$59,400
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1937 Cadillac Series 85 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 4130452
Sold for USD$127,500
  2012 Worldwide - The Auburn Auction
 
1937 CADILLAC V12 FORMAL SEDAN
Chassis#: 4130020
Sold for USD$80,000
  2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1937 Cadillac Series 85
Sold for USD$118,250
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
1937 Cadillac Series 85 image  1937 Cadillac Series 85 image  
1937 Cadillac V12 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 4150222
Sold for USD$104,500
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
1937 Cadillac Series 85 image  1937 Cadillac Series 85 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1937 Cadillac Series 85's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 Cadillac Series 85 V-12 Formal Sedan 2013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$44,000  

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Cadillac Series 85 Vehicle Profiles
Convertible Sedan
Cadillac Series 85 Convertible Sedan

Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Convertible Sedan
Cadillac Series 85 Convertible Sedan

Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Model Year: 1936
Sedan
Cadillac Series 85 Sedan

Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Model Year: 1936
Profile

Town Sedan
Cadillac Series 85 Town Sedan

Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Formal Sedan
Cadillac Series 85 Formal Sedan

Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 4110554
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Sedan
Cadillac Series 85 Convertible Sedan

Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 4110624
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History

Convertible Sedan
Cadillac Series 85 Convertible Sedan

Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Convertible Sedan
Cadillac Series 85 Convertible Sedan

Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 4150222
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History


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