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Following World War II, Cadillac resumed automobile production using slightly updated versions of its pre-war products. The model list for 1946 included the Series 61, Series 62, Series 60 Special Fleetwood, and the long-wheelbase Series 75 Fleetwood. Body styles on the Series 75 were mostly seven and nine-passenger sedans, limousines, and commercial vehicles. The bodies were unique and not shared with other General Motors divisions. The 346 cubic-inch V8 produced 150 horsepower and standard equipment included fender skirts, stainless steel running boards, and large wheel discs. The 1947 and 1948 continued with only minor changes, though management seriously considered dropping the line for 1948. Less than 2,000 examples had been produced in 1946, and less than 3,000 the following year, with most of those sales being from commercial applications.

The 1949 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood continued to be the top-of-the-line model with limited sales and often serving unique applications. The five-passenger sedan had a factory price of $4,750 while the seven-passenger version listed for $4,970. The Business Sedan had seating for nine and a base price of $4,650, while the Imperial Sedan listed for $5,170. The Commercial chassis accounted for 1,861 examples built, while the rest of production reached 1,502 units.

The most notable change for 1948 occurred to the interior, where the rainbow cluster dash arrangement was replaced by a more conventional layout with a horizontal speedometer. The wheelbase measured 136 inches and it rode on 7.50 x 16 tires. The overhead-valve V8 was shared with the rest of the models, having a displacement of 331 cubic-inches, five main bearings, hydraulic valve lifters, and developing 160 horsepower at 3,800 RPM.

All 1950 Cadillacs received new postwar bodies, and the Series 75 was similar (albeit on a grander scale) to the rest of the Cadillac lineup. Power windows became standard, however, the Hydra-Matic remained optional.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2020

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The Cadillac Series 75 was the marques flagship V8 from 1936 onwards, though the lower-priced series easily outsold it. Production of the full-size V8 powered Cadillacs would continue from the 1930s through the 1950s. It served as a replacement for the outgoing 355-D and was introduced around the same time as the less-expensive Series 60 model. Outwardly, the Series 80, including the 85, were similar....
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1949 Vehicle Profiles

1949 Cadillac Series 75 vehicle information
Custom Limousine
Coachwork: Schwartz

Chassis Num: 4975542

Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

$470-$4,750
1949 Series 75
$4,750-$15,195
1949 Cadillac Series 75 Base Price : $4,750

Other 1949 Cadillac Models

Series 75 Generation III

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
5,036
138.00 in., 163.00 in.
8 cyl., 346.00 CID., 150.00hp
$4,194 - $4,710
1,262
136.00 in., 163.00 in.
8 cyl., 346.00 CID., 150.00hp
$4,680 - $5,200
3,363
146.75 in.
8 cyl., 331.00 CID., 160.00hp
$4,750 - $4,750

Industry Production

#1#2#3Cadillac
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)96,680
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)109,651
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)90,259
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)110,340
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)103,857
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)92,554
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)52,706
1947Chevrolet (671,546)Ford (429,674)Plymouth (382,290)61,926
1946Ford (468,022)Chevrolet (398,028)Plymouth (264,660)29,214
1945Volkswagen (12,852)

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