1941 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special. A truly elegant motorcar, this survivor drives wonderfully and has extensive documentation from new. Originally purchased by Mr. William C. Johnson of Rhode Island, who kept nearly every registration card from new which comes with the car. Other ephemera includes original owners manual, a special instruction guide for the Hydramatic transmission, and the original insurance card issued to Mr. Johnson in February 1942. In 1967, the original owner sold the car to Mr. Stanley Hamel of New Hampshire who owned the car until his death in 2012. Mr. Hamel was a well known and much respected classic car collector and historian, who served in the New Hampshire state legislature and on the board of the state Historical Society. He owned other vintage Cadillacs as well as an Apperson, a Packard, and a Woody his Dad bought brand new for him in 1946 when he was a student at Harvard University. He was a consummate collector who took meticulous car of his cars. Mr. Hamel had some extensive recommissioning of the car's mechanicals done in 1985 and the car appears to have been resprayed at the time. The paint is very presentable with a few age spots but no damage or major issues. The original chrome and trim are in very good condition overall with no obvious pitting or damage. The interior is believed to be original and is in very good condition overall. There is some beginning wear on the drivers seat, but there is no immediate need for repair as the under structure appears to be in very good condition. The car has recently had extensive mechanical tune-up and refreshening after it had been sitting idle for over a year since the long time owner's passing. The car comes with a New Hampshire title. It starts right up, idles quietly and drives nicely. The Hydramatic transmission works as it should. Please note that the original instructions explained that to put the car into reverse, you first had to move the Hydramatic lever from Neutral to the Low Position and then into Reverse. You cannot just move the lever into Reverse directly. That was true in 1941 and is true today. Odometer reads just over 18,000 miles today. In 1967, service records show the car had 12,000 miles. Update 7/26/17 -- Small tear in front seat, drivers side on the bench. See pictures.
1941 Cadillac Fleetwood 60S--SOLD (Connecticut) - $0
|Chrome & Trim||Original|
|Door Panels||With original wood|
|Dashboard||Painted Wood Grain|
|Transmission||Hydramatic automatic transmission|