1951 Cadillac Series 61 Series 61 Sedan
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Last update: 17.05.2017
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1951 Cadillac Series 61 Series 61 Sedan for sale
Originally sold in arid Nevada and spent most of its life there
Previous owner drove the car for three years and used it regularly
Won Car of the Year honors at Cars and Coffee Austin Texas in 2016
Original Exeter Green exterior color that was wet-sanded and polished
New green and tan vinyl interior that looks stunning!
331 CID V-8 engine that runs very well
Rebuilt Hydramatic automatic transmission
While it's not light red. many of the qualities in Bruce Springsteen's song. “Pink Cadillac. can be found in this model. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this 1951 Cadillac Series 61 Sedan from Nevada/Texas.
Finished in Exeter Green. the car's original color. this example has been refinished in its original shade. The paint has been wet-sanded and polished to a bright sheen. The trim is solid but does have some minor blemishes and evident patina. the bumpers shine brilliantly. The car has a new windshield and the other glass panels are clear and crack-free. Similarly. the Cadillac's lights are clear and in great shape. including the optional foglights tucked into the chrome grill and above the Dagmar front bumper. The foglights do double duty as the front turn signals. This Detroit classic rides on new Coker Classic radials with wide whitewalls and factory wheel covers and are in very good order. All body panels are solid and straight and look vault-like. The engine bay is very tidy. highly presentable as is the trunk's interior.
Inside. the car's seats look excellent. as the green and tan upholstery is new. The light-colored headliner and tan carpet are also new. Included is a set of carpeted floormats that match the carpet. The green instrument panel is in very good condition. the dash clock still ticks and the dashboard courtesy lights obediently illuminate when the driver's door opens! The original two-spoke steering wheel is decked out in calfskin to match the rest of the interior and in very good condition. The inner door panels show some wear but are in overall good shape but the car has new door and trunk rubber seals. Lap safety belts have been added for safety. Completing the interior is the original Delco Selector AM radio. which is inoperable.
The previous owner detailed the work he had performed on the car while he owned it:
New valve lifters and pushrods
Rebuilt mechanical fuel pump with added electrical fuel pump to prevent vapor-lock
New shock absorbers at all four corners
Changed starter brushes
Flushed cooling system
Rebuilt brake master and slave cylinders
Repaired instrument cluster
Replaced brake light switch and flashers
Repaired self-cancelling mechanism on directional signals
Repaired vacuum-driven windshield wipers
Installed sealed-beam headlights
Repaired fog lights. which double as front turn signals
Beneath that great green hood is the Cadillac's famous 331 CID V-8 engine. its first new engine design after World War II. It's mated to a rebuilt Hydramatic automatic transmission. The 331 engine featured a "dry" (coolant exited through an assembly attached directly to the cylinder heads). open runner (requiring the use of a tappet valve cover) intake manifold. rear-mounted distributor and shaft-mounted rockers. The rear bearing carries crankshaft end play. It has the lighter 'skirtless' block where the oil pan flange does not descend appreciably below the crankshaft centerline and a partial integral cast iron clutch housing that compares to the early Chrysler Hemi V8 design. This engine features an oiling system which uses a central cast-in passage between the lifter galleries feeding oil to the cam and crank by grooves machined into the cam bores. A single drilled passage per bearing saddle feeds both cam and crank journals. The lifters are supplied oil through small 'bleeds' instead of placing the lifters directly into the right and left side oil supply galleries.
A minor facelift and small trim variations were the main Cadillac styling news in 1951. Miniature eggcrate grilles were set into the out-board grille extension panels below the headlights. Larger. bullet shaped style bumper guards were used. The features list included handbrake. warning lamp; key start ignition; steering column cover; Delco-Remy generator; knee-action front suspension; directionals; mechanical fuel pump; dual downdraft carburetor; slipper-type pistons; rubber engine mountings; oversize brakes; Super Cushion tires; one-piece windshield; intake silencer; oil bath air cleaner; equalized manifolding; automatic choke and luxury appointments. On the dashboard "idiot lights" were used to monitor oil pressure and electrical charge rate instead of gauges. The smaller body was once again used on the 61s and again identified by the lack of chrome underscores. However. a new medallion appeared on the rear roof pillar of the Series 61. above the upper beltline molding.
Competition to this Cadillac in 1951 included Hudson's Hornet H-145. Chrysler's Saratoga. Jaguar's V 3. 5L Saloon and Mercury's Sport Sedan with Touch-O-Matic.
This example won Car of the Year honors at Cars and Coffee Austin in 2016 - CarsAndCoffeeAustin/photos/a. 80501. 67384/31691/?type=3&theater
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis. Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 92. 73 miles. It is sold as is. where is. on a clean and clear. exempt mileage Texas title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle. thank you. Vehicle Photos: Vehicle Warranty: ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE IS. AS IS! The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations. All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. No vehicle is perfect to everyone. Each vehicle has its strengths. styles. tendencies and shortcomings. Therefore. despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition. we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold ”WHERE/IS. AS/IS”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However. with all classic and exotic vehicles. the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.
INDUSTRY UNIQUE RETURN POLICY: If for any reason you receive your vehicle and have buyer’s remorse. are not happy with the vehicle or just don’t want it for any reason we will purchase the car back from you. We must be notified in writing of your decision to return the vehicle within seven (7) days of your receipt of said vehicle. The vehicle may not have more than 75 additional miles on the odometer from the time it left our possession and be returned in the same condition that it left. You WILL be responsible for a restocking fee that will equal 20% of the purchase price of the vehicle. no exceptions. You will also be responsible for shipping the vehicle back to our shop at your expense. About Motoexotica: History
MotoExotica. com is a licensed bonded dealer through the state of Missouri. We have been in business since 1988 selling high end. special interest. pre-owned and exotic vehicles.
With the advent of the Internet and EBay Motors. we have found an avenue that allows us to sell cars we normally purchased for ourselves. We have owned just about every exotic and luxury car known to man; such as ISO Grifo to Jaguar XKE. Lamborghini Countach and Rolls Royce.
In the past. these cars were sold primarily through Hemmings Motor News and through word of mouth. We would normally keep a car and enjoy it personally for 6 – 18 months. However. with listing cars on EBay Motors. our turnover has tremendously increased. Now. the average time we hold a car is 4 – 6 weeks!
With the increase in turnover has come the increased need of fine automobiles. We are constantly looking for exceptional cars and travel the country coast to coast in search of the rare and unusual. We find our cars through individuals like yourselves as well as classic car and dealers auctions. We do not purchase vehicles that we would not be proud to own ourselves.
For a quote on shipping anywhere in the world. please feel free to email us at sales@Motoexotica. com or call 636-600-4600. We will give you an estimated cost for open and enclosed transport or overseas. We are happy to accommodate our international buyers! Over the last several decades we have exported thousands of cars to Norway. Germany. Estonia. Puerto Rico. Hawaii. Alaska. Costa Rica. Brazil. British Columbia. Canada and many other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage or optional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo). We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at your nearest port and enjoy! Please note that we are not a transport company and only offer this service as a convenience to our customers. You are more than welcome to arrange your own shipping. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.
We offer financing through many of the best lenders in the industry. They are currently offering very attractive rates for all collector and special interest automobiles. With loan amounts from $10. 00 to $500. 00. and flexible terms of up to 12 years. you can finance the car of your dreams. Call us at 636-600-4600 for additional details.Terms and Conditions: Payment Options We accept the following payment methods:
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The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent. If you or an agent upon completion of a scheduled inspection at our St. Louis location finds the car not to your liking. we will refund your deposit with no questions asked. Feedback MUST be left before the vehicle is released to the buyer/agent/shipper. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have seven (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis. Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator. All above terms and conditions are applied to vehicle sales. whether through EBay or otherwise. Fees and Taxes
Payment must be made by Cashiers Check. Money Orders or Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars. A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500. 00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card. Visa. Discover or PayPal (Credit Cards or PayPal for deposit only NOT for full payment). Purchaser cannot make any claims of ownership to said vehicle without payment in full. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If an inspection or decision takes longer than seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking. your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted. Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. Documentation Fee: There will be a $195. 00 fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer. inventory tax. holding costs. vehicle preparation. storage and priority documentation delivery.
We will not be responsible for buyer’s remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. We are just being realistic; most of the cars we deal in are vintage and by their very nature will need TLC and some degree of attention sooner or later. These are not new cars and your expectation should not be of a perfect. new car. Once full payment has been received. Seller will email or fax a copy of clear title. Bill of Sale. Buyers Guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via email or fax. The fully-executed forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail within ten (10) days from date of final payment. ☎ Call or text "96892" to 636-323-4353 for more information
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