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The Book of Fleetwood
« on: November 02, 2017, 03:17:50 AM »
Does someone know "The Book of Fleetwood" that illustrates fourteen distinctive body types in each of the V-8 and V-12 lines?

I have found information and pics on the following web-page:
https://www.newcadillacdatabase.org/static/CDB/Dbas_txt/Phocad36.htm

I am especially interested in anything about the 1936 Cadillac Model 70 Body Fleetwood.

Many thanks in advance,
Bernard
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 05:13:10 AM »
Just out of curiosity, what was the difference between the 7513 and the 7533?
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 05:14:52 AM »
20  :)
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 06:41:17 AM »
models smarty
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 06:42:10 AM »
sure... sorry for that 8)
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 06:52:20 AM »
humor appreciated
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 07:48:37 AM »
THanks Bernard for posting the link to the "Fleetwoods."  It brought to my mind those models that feature  the "rumble seat" as an option .  So what is the fading history of the "rumble seat"-- perhaps the pejorative "the mother-in-law seat" killed it?  Any one have pictures of a late model Cadillac with a custom rumble seat?  Cadillac has only offer two seat roadsters since the '85 convertible. Is there a not so subtle subtext that being seated in the back seat of an open convertible is as comfortable for the occupants as being relegated to a 1930's "mother-in-law" seat?   James 

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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 07:19:33 AM »
Does someone know "The Book of Fleetwood" that illustrates fourteen distinctive body types in each of the V-8 and V-12 lines?

Many thanks in advance,
Bernard

Bernard,

    Fleetwood (owned by Cadillac in those years) published a Book of Fleetwood from 1928 through 1936, although probably not every model year. I am aware of these black-and-white books for 1928, 1929-30, 1932, 1933 (2 versions with V16 separate), 1934,1935, and 1936. The version for 1936 is rare and would likely sell for $300-$400 if you can find one; the last one sold on eBay went for $405 with shipping. The 1936 edition has embossed hard covers, 48 pages, and is 8.5x11. Of course it covers V8, V12, and V16 models.

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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 07:25:58 AM »
Many thanks for these detailed information John. I am hoping that someone have scans in better quality then provided on the web-link. I would be happy to have just a copy from the original. But who knows maybe there is a chance that someone will sell this book someday ;-)
Many thanks again!
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 10:10:40 PM »
Just out of curiosity, what was the difference between the 7513 and the 7533?
Tony,

The 7513 had a "slant"back (no trunk) and the 7533 had a trunk.
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2017, 11:15:23 PM »
The picture shows these two with the same back.  Another model had the slant back I believe the 7503.
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2017, 05:33:22 AM »
I have a copy of that book.
How can  help?

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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2017, 05:46:44 AM »
the 7513 and the 7533 appeared to be the same.  I wondered what the difference was?
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2017, 05:48:05 AM »
@ veesixteen; Can you please also post information/ picture of the 1936 2 passenger coupe 7057?
The origin post was about the 1936 Cadillac Model 70 Body Fleetwood ;-)
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2017, 06:16:48 AM »
Here are the posts you requested.
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2017, 06:33:29 AM »
Great! Many thanks for the high resolution pics!!!!
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2017, 02:46:01 PM »
Hi Yann

I am wondering if your book says something about the production figures of the 1936 Cadillac.
Especially about the 1936 Cadillac Model 70 Body Fleetwood 2 passenger coupe 7057?
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2017, 03:59:48 PM »
Speaking of a "slant-back", I once had a small photo of Dave Ficken's  (Wiper guy) 1938 V-16 Town car. It had a plain back in the trunk area. I "think" Rob, his son, told me that they still have their dad's car.
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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2017, 06:49:54 PM »
I have the Fleetwood book written by Jim Schild.  It does not list production numbers for that model.  I assume Jim Schild's book (which is available) is different than the book veesixteen has.  I would be interested in to know what info is available to help me in the restoration of my '32 Fleetwood 5 passenger town coupe?  I need MUCH information.

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Re: The Book of Fleetwood
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2017, 10:18:03 PM »

EAAR,
What information is MOST important to you??
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