The Series 70 (models 70 and 75) was a full-size V8-powered series of cars produced by Cadillac from the 1930s through the 1980s. It replaced the 1935 355E as the company’s mainstream car just as the much less expensive Series 60 was introduced.
The short wheelbase Series 70 would cease production in 1938, but reappear briefly as the relatively expensive and exclusive Series 70 Eldorado Broughman 4-door hardtop from 1957 to 1958, while the long wheelbase Series 75 would make a final appearance in the 1987 model year.
The Series 70 and 75 were powered by the new 346 cu in (5.7 L) Monobloc V8, This 135 hp (101 kW) engine was both less expensive and more powerful, and the stylish body by Fleetwood should have made the Series 70 and 75 an instant hit. However, the high price ($2,445 and up) limited their appeal in the Great Depression era. Only 5,248 were sold for 1936.
This wonderful example from the rare production year of 1936 has been driven by the writer in several occasions in preparation to this auction and by him it is recorded in good overall order.
The vendor’s representative stated the car has been subject to restoration work both cosmetically and mechanically, which included full body re-spray. Finished in an exterior two tone of regent maroon with black and golden brown interior, this is truly a head turning car. With only 57,082 recorded miles, this car is not to be missed.