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1935 Cadillac V-12 – Fleetwood Convertible Sedan

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Model 370-D. Series 40. 150 hp, 368 cu. in. OHV V-12 engine, three-speed selective synchromesh transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, ¾-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel vacuum assisted mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 146 in.

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• One of just 377 V-12 models built for 1935

• Believed to have been delivered new to actor Harold Lloyd

• Long-term ownership with the late Tom Sparks

• Recently appeared in the Oscar-winning black-and-white silent movie The Artist

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Cadillacs were little changed for 1935 and were essentially carried over from the previous year. The main differences were the abandonment of the fragile bi-plane bumpers, which were expensive to manufacture and difficult to repair, plus the addition of the all-steel turret top on Fisher-bodied models. Cadillac built a total of 3,636 cars for the year, including 3,209 V-8s, 377 V-12s, and only 50 V-16s. The Series 40 V-12 lineup was comprised of no less than 18 models, using only Fleetwood bodies and a 146-inch chassis. The five-passenger V-12 convertible sedan with division, style number 5780, had a base price of $4,995.

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