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Make: Cadillac
Model: Fleetwood
Type: Sedan
Year: 1949
Mileage: 29,300
VIN: 496079172
Color: Corinth Blue
Engine: 331/160HP V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 2WD
Interior color: Gray Shadow Broadcloth
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States


West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional and great daily driving and virtually all original and rust free example of this 1949 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special in beautiful original 'Corinth Blue' color paint with a 'Gray Shadow Broadcloth' interior, Hydra-electric front seat, power windows, rocker panel molding, rear fender skirts, directional signals, dual downdraft carburetor with automatic choke and it's original AM radio and 331/160HP V8 engine!

Recently purchased from long-time storage and obviously always garaged with a reportedly rebuilt engine and transmission and new paint and interior prior to being stored in 1993. The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely original, solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents - obviously an always primarily cherished 'Garage Queen'. Please note that the car's original 'Corinth Blue' color repaint does have imperfections in the form of some peeling and paint chips etc and there are some small door dings in the body (see photos below) The original 'Gray Shadow Broadcloth' interior has been nicely reupholstered and has a matching headliner.
The 331 V8 engine runs well and this particular car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be believed - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow - a truly remarkable daily driver considering it's age! The transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the car is an absolute pleasure to drive! As previously stated, the car's engine and transmission have been reportedly overhauled prior to long term storage and only recently the car had a full service and tune up with a new battery and complete new brakes.

The '48 Cadillac's had new postwar styling with the first tailfins. Tailfins were inspired by the vertical stabilizers of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter plane and at first were just small bumps on the rear fenders but they would grow to the legendary great heights of the late 50's Cadillac's symbolizing this era of classic American cars. Fins not only became a long standing Cadillac hallmark but were copied world wide. In 1949 Cadillac's were powered by a new overhead valve V8 that would influence American engine design for the next 30 years. The overhead valve engine allowed higher compression ratios in order to take advantage of the new high octane fuels developed after the second world war. The first year of the pioneering 331 cid overhead valve V8 put out 160HP whilst the 346 cid L-Head flathead engine it had replaced put out 10 fewer HP and was 200lbs heavier. This new V8 made the Cadillac one of the fastest car's in America in it's day. These were solid and very well built cars with all the luxuries one would expect for it's day and are one of the great postwar American designs and a high demand collectible widely recognized for their excellence.
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving example of a very original 1949 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special in great driving and looking condition and a great candidate to restore for the Cadillac enthusiast!
For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
WEST COAST CLASSICS, LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics, LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required government licensing, smog, documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country, the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading, otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. 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In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time, the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again, please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles, especially classic and older vehicles, are by definition unique and complex and their condition, for better or worse, must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. Buyer hereby acknowledges that any definition or terms relating to a "matching numbers" description of any car has been met and the buyer has inspected the car and is satisfied with the description prior to bidding or purchase. 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A documentation fee of $65, which is capped and regulated in California as opposed to some other states, is charged on each sale, which once established legally has to be charged equally on each sale, to cover any necessary costs related to FEDEX mailings and other professional documentation paperwork fees for processing documents to establish title and registration in order to complete the transfer of documents to the new registered owner. Good luck and thanks for your interest!