1938 Cadillac Series 60 Roadster Vehicle Profile

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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Roadster
Coachwork: Brunn
The Great Depression was a difficult period of time, especially for the luxury car market. Cadillac's 1933 sales slipped to just 6,736 units, an 84% decline. In 1934, Nicholas Dreystadt was promoted from his position at Cadillac's Clark Avenue plant to General Manager of GM's Cadillac Division. Efficiency of production costs were no higher than GM's lower priced Chevrolets. Because they still sold for luxury prices, Cadillac became GM's most profitable car per unit.

He was aided by the development of the Monobloc V-8, so named because the head was cast integrally with the block. Cheaper to build, the new engine was more reliable while giving better performance. The engine was so good, that it continued unchanged from its debut in 1936 until 1948. Cadillac closed the $900 gap between the Lasalle and Cadillac's least expensive models with the introduction of the Series 60.

This is an extremely rare Cadillac - it features custom coachwork by a firm that rarely built bodies for Cadillac - Brunn. By the early 1930's nearly all custom coachwork on the Cadillac chassis came from GM-owned Fleetwood Body.

It was built for Ralph Pulitzer of New York, a member of the Pulitzer newspaper family, which created the famous Pulitzer Prize. The cut-down doors give this car the look of a roadster from an earlier era. It is believed to be the last roadster built on the Cadillac chassis.

The Series 60 was powered by the legendary 346 cubic-inch Cadillac V-8 that developed 130 horsepower.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1938 Cadillac Series 60 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 CADILLAC LA SALLE SERIES 60 4 DOOR
Sold for USD$13,250
  2020 McCormick's Auction # 68
 
1938 Cadillac Series 60 Sedan
Chassis#: 8271423
Sold for USD$16,500
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction
 
1938 Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan
Chassis#: 6272856
Sold for USD$33,000
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction
 
1938 Cadillac Series 60 Opera Coupe
Sold for USD$39,600
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1938 CADILLAC SERIES 65 IMPERIAL SEDAN
Chassis#: 7271590
Sold for USD$16,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1938 Cadillac Series 60 Touring Sedan
Sold for USD$14,025
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1938 CADILLAC SERIES 60
Sold for USD$55,000
  2017 Leake Auction - Dallas
 
1938 Cadillac Series 60 4 Door
Sold for USD$25,300
  2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az
 
1938 Cadillac Series 60 Opera Coupe
Chassis#: 8271176
Sold for USD$40,000
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
 
1938 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD LIMO
Chassis#: 3271357
Sold for USD$38,500
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 
1938 Cadillac V-8 Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$42,900
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1938 Cadillac Series 60 Special
Sold for USD$42,900
  2013 Auctions America - California
 
1938 Cadillac Series 65 Imperial Limousine
Sold for USD$25,000
  2011 Mecum Auctions - Dallas, TX Auction
 
1938 Cadillac Series 61
Sold for USD$24,000
  2011 Mecum Auctions - St. Charles, IL Auction
 
1938 Cadillac Fleetwood
Sold for USD$23,000
  2011 Silver Auction - Carson City
 
1938 Cadillac Series 65 Limousine
Sold for USD$16,250
  2011 Leake Auction, San Antonio, Texas
 
1938 Cadillac Series 65 Limousine
Sold for USD$15,250
  2010 Leake Car Auctions - 38th Annual Leake Auto Auction - Market Hall
 
1938 CADILLAC OPERA COUPE
Sold for USD$30,000
  2010 Silver Auction - Arizona in January
 
1938 Cadillac 60 Special Sedan
Sold for USD$11,000
  2007 RM Auctions - The Fawcett Movie Cars
 
1938 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD SALOON
Chassis#: 506283884
Sold for USD$28,000
  2007 Silver Auction - Hot August Nights
 

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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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 601936 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 601936 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 601937 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 601937 Touring Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 6033072
Engine Num: 6033072
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 601938 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 601938 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 601938 Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 601938 Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis Num: 6271158
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series 601938 Opera Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis Num: 8270871
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series Sixty1940 Special Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series Sixty1940 Special Town Car (Metalback)
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series Sixty1940 Special Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis Num: 6321941
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series Sixty1940 Special Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis Num: 6322448
Engine Num: Unit no. 6E 2512
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series Sixty1940 Special Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis Num: 6323234
Chassis information for the Cadillac Series Sixty1940 Special Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis Num: 6323368


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