1938 Cadillac Series 60 Opera Coupe / 8270871 Chassis Information

1938 Cadillac Series 60 photograph

1938 Cadillac Series 60 photograph

1938 Cadillac Series 60 photograph

1938 Cadillac Series 60 photograph

1938 Cadillac Series 60 photograph

1938 Cadillac Series 60 photograph

1938 Cadillac Series 60 photograph

1938 Cadillac Series 60 photograph

1938 Cadillac Series 60 photograph

1938 Cadillac Series 60 photograph

1938 Cadillac Series 60 photograph

1938 Cadillac Series 60 photograph

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Opera Coupe
Coachwork: Fisher
Chassis #: 8270871
Sold for $44,000 at 2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook.
High bid of $42,500 at 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook. (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


2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$65,000-$80,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
$42,500

2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$50,000-$70,000 
Sale Price :
$44,000

2019 3
2018 1
2017 3
2016 1
2015 1
2014 1
2013 1
2011 4
2010 2
2007 2

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan
Chassis#: 6272856
Sold for $33,000
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction
 
1938 Cadillac Series 60 Sedan
Chassis#: 8271423
Sold for $16,500
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction
 
1938 Cadillac Series 60 Opera Coupe
Sold for $39,600
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1938 CADILLAC SERIES 65 IMPERIAL SEDAN
Chassis#: 7271590
Sold for $16,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
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#: 8271176
Sold for $40,000
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
 
1938 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD LIMO
Chassis#: 3271357
Sold for $38,500
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 
1938 Cadillac V-8 Convertible Sedan
Sold for $42,900
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
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 Fleetwood
Sold for $23,000
  2011 Silver Auction - Carson City
 
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 OPERA COUPE
Sold for $30,000
  2010 Silver Auction - Arizona in January
 
1938 Cadillac 60 Special Sedan
Sold for $11,000
  2007 RM Auctions - The Fawcett Movie Cars
 
1938 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD SALOON
Chassis#: 506283884
Sold for $28,000
  2007 Silver Auction - Hot August Nights
 
1938 Cadillac Model 38-6127 Opera Coupe
Chassis#: 8270871
Sold for $44,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
1938 Cadillac Series 60 image  1938 Cadillac Series 60 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1938 Cadillac Series 60's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Cadillac Series 65 Five-Passenger Sedan 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$33,000$35,000$45,000
1938 CADILLAC SERIES 65 CONVERTIBLE SEDAN 2014 Mecum Dallas$65,000  
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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