FORMERLY PART OF THE DON WILLIAMS COLLECTION
SINGLE-FAMILY 77 YEAR OWNERSHIP FROM NEW
COMPREHENSIVE 3 YEAR CONCOUR RESTORATION
JUST 7,153 MILES AT TIME OF WRITING
DASHING FLEETWOOD BODY ON SHORT-WHEELBASE CHASSIS
RENOWNED 346 CI V-8/3-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED AND PRESENTED THROUGHOUT
CCCA FULL CLASSIC WITH EXCELLENT EVENT ELIGIBILITY
Featuring handsomely updated bodies by Fleetwood, Cadillac's V-8 models for 1936 were positioned for continued success and would go on to supersede the V-12 and V-16 companion models after 1937 and 1940, respectively. For 1936, Cadillac offered an all-new 'monobloc' V-8 engine design incorporating more efficient manifolding, downdraft carburetion and hydraulic valve liftersall Cadillac firsts in a package weighing just 20 pounds more than the previous version. Initially, Cadillac produced two versions of the new V-8 engine, a 322 cubic-inch unit rated at 125 HP for the entry-level Series 60 line and a 346 cubic-inch, 135-horsepower powering the Series 70 and 75 models, both paired with a 3-speed manual transmission. Already equipped with an advanced independent front suspension and benefiting from careful engineering updates, the 1936 models ushered in Cadillac's fist application of modern hydraulic-type brakes. Cadillac's new V-8 engine powered both the 131-inch wheelbase Series 70 and 138-inch wheelbase Series 75 lines, plus a 4-car Commercial Car line, all bodied by Fleetwood.
Featuring Fleetwood's glamorous Model 7067 Convertible Coupe body on the shorter, yet generous 131-inch Series 70 chassis, this 1936 Cadillac Series 70 was purchased new by James Strohn Copley, chairman of Copley News Papers and Copley News Service and publisher of The San Diego Union and Evening Tribune
. Mr. Copley's family retained ownership of the Cadillac after his passing in 1973 until 2013. In 2007, the Copley family commissioned a comprehensive 3-year restoration of the Cadillac, with the vehicle refinished in the original combination of Blue paint over a Gray interior. After 77 years in the care of the Copley family, the venerable Cadillac joined the renowned collection of Don Williams of Blackhawk Collection fame in 2013.
In addition to its grand presence, the Cadillac sports such rare accessories as a Deluxe radio and heater. Other highlights include dual side-mounted spare wheels/tires, an integral trunk, and a jaunty rumble seat. Art Deco-inspired hood louvers and V8 badges deliver additional appeal. Just 7,153 miles are indicated at the time of writing. Presented in superb, collector-worthy condition throughout, the Cadillac boasts a pristine exterior and interior finishing, striking engine and undercarriage detailing, and wonderful provenance, making it one of the finest examples of this CCCA Full Classic in existence and currently available. Call us today for viewing arrangements, obtain full details, and prepare to experience the attributes that truly made Cadillac "The Standard of the World."