1936 Cadillac Fleetwood V-12

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Blog | 10 comments

1936 Cadillac Fleetwood V-12, Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, Virginia

1936 Cadillac Fleetwood V-12, Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, Virginia

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1936 Cadillac Fleetwood V-12

Spring has finally arrived here in the Mid-Atlantic region which means that the Antique Car Shows are just around the corner.  Over the next few posts we will look at some of the beautiful designed wonders that can be found at these shows.

In 1936 Cadillac introduced the Series 70 and 75.  They were powered by the new 346 cu in (5.7 L) Monobloc V8 with the stylish body by Fleetwood.  At the same time, Cadillac introduced the V-12 version which was designated as the Series 80 and 85.

1936 Cadillac Fleetwood V-12, Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, Virginia

1936 Cadillac Fleetwood V-12, Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, Virginia

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The Series 70 and 80 features a 131-inch wheelbase whilst the wheelbase of the Series 75 and 85 was 7-inches longer at 138-inch. The shorter wheelbase versions were only produced for the 1936 model year. The longer version lasted through the following model year as well. All models had the distinctive Fleetwood v-shaped windshield.  A narrower radiator shell was supported by the new louver style “Convex vee” grill.  Headlights were mounted on the radiator shell.  Parking lights were inside the headlights.

1936 Cadillac Fleetwood V-12, Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, Virginia

1936 Cadillac Fleetwood V-12, Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, Virginia

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Front fenders were new with a crease along the center line.

1936 Cadillac Fleetwood V-12, Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, Virginia

1936 Cadillac Fleetwood V-12, Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, Virginia

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The cowl vent was changed back to opening forward.  There were built-in trunks on “touring” styles, town cars and 4-door convertibles. Coupes and 2-door convertibles had rumble seats plus a separate door for the spare tire at the extreme rear of the deck.

1936 Cadillac Fleetwood V-12, Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, Virginia

1936 Cadillac Fleetwood V-12, Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, Virginia

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A total of 901 V-12s were sold in 1936.

10 Comments

  1. The old cars are simply amazing Mark. Excellent images showing the intricate details.
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  2. Nice images Mark. Really like the quality of the images despite the bright overhead sun. I’m looking forward to our summer custom car shows here in Atlanta.
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  3. Lovely crisp images Mark. You can’t beat a classic vintage car for a camera subject!

  4. I wish they made cars like this nowadays. Classic lines. Excellent images, Mark
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  5. What a great old classic car Mark! I love how you showcase both the bigger perspective that showcases the lines and character of the car as a whole, as well as some of the finer details that make these cars so special!
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