Lot #140

1941 Cadillac Series 75 Imperial Limo

  • Auction Estimate
    $28,000 - $38,000
  • Sale Type
  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
    Series 75
  • Style
    Imperial Limousine
  • VIN #
  • Mileage
    75,401 (TMU)
  • Exterior Color
  • Interior Color
    Beige / Brown
  • Cylinders
  • Engine Size
  • Transmission
    3-Speed Manual

Price Realized: PASSED


This 1941 Cadillac Imperial Limousine is believed to have been special ordered for former New York Governor Herbert H. Lehman, although no official documentation supports this. Several design features present are unique to this automobile and not found on others of the same model. For example, the body is a custom ordered Durham body with the rear side windows—standard on the Imperial body—removed. Also absent are the running boards, which are standard on the Imperial model; under the car, and there is no sign of the running board brackets ever being installed at the factory. The traditional dual radio in the rear of the vehicle is also absent. Though no paper work exists, the unique and rare factory features support the idea that this car was custom ordered for an important individual with specific automotive tastes.

Well cared for by a former long time Cadillac employee and collector of quality automobiles, this Cadillac is in very good mechanical condition, and it drives very well. The exterior has been repainted. Sold with a registration.

*Sale prices are inclusive of the buyers premium.

Consignment Ratings*

  • Engine
  • Body
    Very Good
  • Chassis/Frame
    Very Good
  • Tires
    Very Good
  • Coachwork/Interior
  • Electrical
    Very Good
  • Transmission
    Very Good
  • Paint
  • Overall Condition
    Very Good
*The following ratings were provided by the consignor, based on a scale of 'Poor', 'Fair', 'Good', 'Very Good' or 'Excellent'. (Excellent = 100% restored)