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Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood  -  EX MGM MOVIE STAR  -  1939

 Transmission: Manual 

 Miles: 32,691

 Colour: Raven Black 

PRICE: £39,995 SOLD

Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood  1939.  This Stunning Car formally Owned by MGM Studios was used exclusively for Academy award-winning actress, Greer Garson.  Subject to a comprehensive restoration whilst in the USA, details of which are on file.  Cadillac's flagship model was the V8, which came in a variety of body styles including the imposing Series 75, a large seven-seater touring sedan created by Fleetwood, Cadillac's in-house coach builders in Detroit. With a 141-inch wheelbase, a 346 cid V8 flathead, developing a reputed 140hp, hydraulic brakes and a list price of $3102.96, the car was pitched at Cadillac's most exclusive customers. One such customer - MGM Studios - purchased this car in 1939 to exclusively transport MGM's top box office star and Academy Award winner, Greer Garson. Painted in Raven Black, its bespoke interior was trimmed in Oxblood leather in the front and Oxblood silk to the rear (believed to be original) in deference to Garson's favourite colours, and has 'MGM' monogrammed cushions, flower vases and a hipflask. There are rear and forward-facing occasional seats, no division,  and it has a number of lovely options including twin side mounts, whitewall tyres, a Wells Gardner radio (upgraded to AM/FM), heater/defrosters and Trippe driving lights. The car has a well-documented and fascinating history, even after the Garson era. It is understood to have appeared in the movie The Good Shepherd, has featured in various club magazines, appeared on a major concours poster, and has various show wins to its credit including AACA and CLC prizes.                                                                   

The comprehensive history file contains 2 magazines from the early 40's; Time Magazine and Photoplay, with articles about the actress, a silk stole which allegedly belonged to Miss Garson and other pieces relating to the star. A full workshop Manual, documentation for an extensive overhaul with bills of approximately $50,000 listed between 2001 and 2008, including significant work on the matching numbers engine, the transmission, brake system, shock absorbers and trim. This Cadillac, one of just 412 made, is a very rare and special car with exclusive one-off touches and wonderful provenance.  Ironically it is now located and offered for sale just 5 miles away from where it’s illustrious passenger, Ms Garson was born and brought up before making her name in Hollywood. This Super Rare Cadillac has just had a major service including overhauling the brake system and detailed engine bay. UK Registered. Will be supplied with 1 years MOT. Exceptional condition in every aspect and drives Superbly. 

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