1939 Cadillac Series 90 Sedan / 5290045 Chassis Information

1939 Cadillac Series 90 photograph

1939 Cadillac Series 90 photograph

1939 Cadillac Series 90 photograph

1939 Cadillac Series 901939 Cadillac Series 901939 Cadillac Series 90
Sedan
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Chassis #: 5290045
Sold for $44,000 at 2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions.
Near the close of 1929, Cadillac President Lawrence Fisher dispatched a letter to both his dealers and the motoring press on December 10th. The new 16-cylinder Cadillac was to be displayed at the New York International Automobile Show on January 4th, 1930. The car was also to appear at the General Motors Salon in the Hotel Astor and on 57th Street, just off 5th Avenue, in the two-story building that housed the permanent Cadillac Salon of Uppercu Cadillac, a dealership under the leadership of one Inglis M. Uppercu.

The coachbuilder Fleetwood had a design office located on the second floor of the aforementioned Cadillac Salon. The office housed the senior design staff along with several draftsmen who completed the final drawings of bodies and components based on specifications given to them by both designers and engineers. Twenty-five percent of all V-16 Cadillacs would be delivered to New York City buyers in 1930 and 1931

With the Great Depression settling in, it was not long before Cadillac would realize that the V-16 was the wrong car for the wrong time. Nevertheless, it did ignite the cylinder wars and put Cadillac in the lead.

The V-16 was introduced in 1930, and a V-12 model followed for 1931. The Cadillac V-8 powered models continue to sell in steady numbers, helping Cadillac's bottom line during difficult economic times.

This example is a seven-passenger Sixteen Sedan, style number 39-9023, and has no Imperial division or divider window. It has rear jump seats in the passenger compartment and is one of one-hundred thirty-eight V-16s produced for 1939 and one of just eighteen touring sedans built that year. It has its original beige cloth interior in the front and back, and it shows just 72,000 miles from new. There is a black exterior, dual side-mount spare tires and white sidewall tires.

The car received its AACA First Junior at Hershey in 1970 and wears CCCA badge number 517, from when it was honored with a National First Prize in 1971.

The car wears an older restoration.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014


2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$60,000-$70,000 
Sale Price :
$44,000

2016 1
2015 1
2014 2
2013 1
2010 1
2009 1
2008 3
2002 3
2001 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2016$99,000$99,0001
2015$57,500$57,5001
2014$43,000$44,0002
2013$138,600$138,6001
2010$231,000$231,0001
2009$170,500$170,5001
2008$227,333$330,0003
2002$95,033$148,5003
2001$65,000$65,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Cadillac Fleetwood V16 Series 90
Sold for $99,000
  2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona
 
1939 CadillacV-16 Imperial Touring Sedan
Sold for $57,500
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1939 Cadillac Series 90 Limousine
Chassis#: 5290046
Sold for $42,000
  2014 Mecum : Anaheim
 
1939 Cadillac Sixteen Sedan by Fleetwood
Chassis#: 5290045
Sold for $44,000
  2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions
1939 Cadillac Series 90 image  1939 Cadillac Series 90 image  
1939 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Convertible Sedan
Sold for $138,600
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1939 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 5290093
Sold for $231,000
  2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1939 Cadillac Series 90 image  
1939 Cadillac Series 90
Chassis#: 5290067
Sold for $170,500
  2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction
1939 Cadillac Series 90 image  1939 Cadillac Series 90 image  
1939 CADILLAC V16 CONVERTIBLE SEDAN
Sold for $181,500
  2008 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction 2008
 
1939 Cadillac Series 90
Sold for $170,500
  2008 Automobiles of Amelia Island, RM Auctions
1939 Cadillac Series 90 image  1939 Cadillac Series 90 image  
1939 Cadillac V16 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 5290093
Sold for $330,000
  2008 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1939 Cadillac Series 90 image  
1939 Cadillac V-16 Formal Town Car
Sold for $148,500
  2002 Michigan Fall Classic Car Auction - The Kughn Collection
 
1939 CADILLAC V16 CONVERTIBLE SEDAN
Sold for $94,600
  2002 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2002
 
1939 CADILLAC V-16 LIMOUSINE
Sold for $42,000
  2002 Kruse Auction - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 
1939 CADILLAC 90 SERIES LIMOUSINE
Sold for $65,000
  2001 Kruse Auction - San Antonio, TX
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1939 Cadillac Series 90's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 Cadillac Model 39-7533 Imperial Limousine 2012 Leake Auctions Tulsa$39,000  
1939 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen Formal Sedan 2012 Bonhams Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $75,000$100,000
1939 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Sedan52900672011 RM Auctions Automobiles of Amelia Island$185,000$250,000$300,000
1939 Cadillac Series Series 90 V-16 Convertible Sedan 2009 Bonhams Bicentennial Pavilion at Hotel Murano $200,000$225,000
1939 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Limousine 2004 The Florida Collector Car Auction$48,000  
1939 CADILLAC 90 SERIES LIMOUSINE 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$53,000  
1939 CADILLAC 90 SERIES LIMOUSINE 2001 Kruse Auction Ft. Lauderdale, FL$39,000  

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1939 Cadillac Series 90 vehicle thumbnail image  1939 Cadillac Series 90 vehicle thumbnail image  
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Engine Num: 5270250
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Fleetwood Fastback Limousine
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Formal Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Presidential Convertible Parade Limousine
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270075
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Imperial Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270103
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270127
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270181
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 7-Passenger Imperial Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270245
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270276
Engine Num: 5270276
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Imperial Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270283
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270289
Engine Num: 5270289
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901938 Town Car
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5270310
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901939 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901939 Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901939 Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5290045
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901939 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5290067
Engine Num: 5290067
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901939 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5290093
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 901939 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5290710
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Derham Town Car
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Formal Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5320019
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen1940 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 5320042
Engine Num: 5320042

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