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Lot 2

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1963 Cadillac Series 75 Eight-Passenger Sedan

Coachwork by Fleetwood

SOLD $24,640

Estimate

$30,000 - $40,000| Without Reserve

Engine

63 R053755

Car Highlights

One of Only 680 Produced
Carefully Preserved, Largely Original Example
Approximately 36,000 Miles Recorded
Lifelong Southern California Car
Cadillac’s Camelot-Era Flagship

Technical Specs

390 CID OHV V-8 Engine
Single Rochester 4-Barrel Carburetor
325 BHP at 4,800 RPM
4-Speed Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that this vehicle is titled by its engine number.

Register to Bid

Although Cadillac’s Series 75 model, newly redesigned for 1963, was frequently specified as a divided limousine, it also came as an eight-passenger sedan, likewise suitable for chauffeured motoring. Many of these extravagant automobiles were used for commercial livery services and as transport for heads of state.

The first owner of this grand Fleetwood eight-passenger sedan is said to have been a retired AAA executive who garaged the car at the luxurious Huntington hotel in Pasadena, California; today, a period AAA sticker remains affixed to the windscreen. The next known owner was a noted Cadillac collector, Jack R. Frank, of Long Beach, California, who acquired it in 1972. By 1983, noted collector J.B. Nethercutt, of Merle Norman Cosmetics, purchased it from

Mr. Frank for his respected automobile museum in Los Angeles. The current owner acquired it from the Nethercutt family in 2010 and has maintained it in Palm Springs, California. Now this rare and imposing Cadillac, displaying under 36,000 miles when catalogued, remains in largely original condition and is a true time capsule of the early 1960s. The lengthy panels are remarkably straight, with good panel fit, and the engine bay is correct in appearance. The interior, finished primarily in gray broadcloth, is equipped with occasional jump seats; front and rear clocks; and a full complement of power seat and window controls. This mighty Series 75 possesses a fascinating ownership history and marvelous, original character, and can be counted upon to make a grand entrance wherever its next owner takes it.