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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1947 Cadillac Series 61

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Partially completed 1947 Cadillac Series 61 fastback for sale on From the seller’s description:

This car must be sold as part of an estate sale.

The car was in progress of a major refurbish when the project halted due to poor health. The work that has been done includes a total body removal for paint. All the rubber door and window seals were removed and replaced with new. All the chrome had been re-done.

The engine has been replaced – I believe it is a 1970 vintage Cadillac engine – V8, four barrel carburetor. Automatic transmission, similar vintage.

Power steering, power brakes.

The car runs, but not well. The car has not been driven for 10 years. Prior to that the car ran well. The engine starts easily and will idle fine, but stumbles and sputters a bit when trying to accelerate. The transmission shifts well.

The interior needs some work. The headliner is hanging down in spots where it didn’t get tucked into the window rubber seals when the windows were replaced. It is possible that the headliner could be made good by simply getting the fabric tucked back in, but a new headliner had been on the the “to do” list for the project prior to the project getting stalled.

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Apple Valley, California
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