Hershey

5-6 October 2017

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Lot 236

1937 Cadillac Series 75 Convertible Sedan by Fleetwood

  • Engine no. 3130824
  • Body no. 28

$75,000 - $90,000

To be auctioned on Friday, October 6, 2017


  • Believed to have been exhibited at the 1936 New York Auto Show
  • A well-known example with known ownership history since new
  • One of 50 examples built and fewer than 10 known survivors
  • Award-winning, sympathetic restoration in original colors
  • Featured in Angelo Van Bogart’s Cadillac: 100 Years of Innovation


With its 138-inch-wheelbase chassis and luxurious Fleetwood “semi-custom” bodies, shared with the upper-level V-12 and V-16 models, the Series 75 was as large and lush as a V-8-powered Cadillac could get in 1937. Among the scarcer variations was the five-passenger convertible sedan, of which only 50 were made.

Reportedly this particular Series 75 convertible sedan was produced for display at the 1936 New York Auto Show, finished in Admiral Blue with Antique Blue leather upholstery. It was sold off the show floor to a wealthy lady, who had homes in both California and Manhattan; she left the Cadillac in the Big Apple, where it was maintained by her chauffeur and used during her regular visits. The lady sold the Cadillac in 1954 to an early enthusiast in Chicago, in whose ownership it remained until 1999. While it was very seldom shown, it was always well preserved and remained remarkably rust-free and solid throughout, with its original paint and Haartz cloth top reportedly still intact.

New owner Jim LoCicero then restored the Cadillac beautifully; it was in such fine shape that the body did not have to be removed from the frame, only refinished and properly re-trimmed, using the correct materials throughout. It proceeded to win many awards all over the United States, including a Cadillac-LaSalle Club First Place in 2003, and was featured in Angelo Van Bogart’s book, Cadillac: 100 Years of Innovation.

More recently, the car has continued to prove its fitness for both highway and show field, scoring 98 points at the CCCA Ohio Region Grand Classic in June 2016, and completing an extended tour. It is in superb order throughout and an ideal acquisition for the most devout Cadillac enthusiast’s stable.

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Alexander Weaver

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+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more