1954 Cadillac Series 60 Special Used by Marilyn Monroe For Sale
Desirable Series 60 Special Fleetwood Sedan
Purchased in 1955 by the Yellow Cab and Limousine Co. inTwin Falls, Idaho
Used to chauffer celebrities to and from the airport
Assigned as Marilyn Monroe’s personal transportation during the filming of “Bus Stop” in 1956
Later used by Bing Crosby
Only 63,822 original miles!
Numbers matching 331ci V8 engine
Gorgeous factory correct color combination
Documentation includes owner’s manual, articles about the car’s history, “Bus Stop” lobby cars and more
Factory air conditioning with rear ventilation
Power bench seat
Signal seeking am radio
One of the best examples with unique provenance available on the market today!
A collector’s dream!
In 1954, Cadillac undertook the first major restyling of all its models in four years. The newly designed vehicles were lower, wider and longer, with the wheelbase increasing to 133 inches for many of the lines. 1954 marked the first appearance of Cadillac’s now iconic wrap around windshield that was first seen on several experimental show cars a few years before. Cadillac’s front end was extensively reshaped with an integrated bumper and grille combination that introduced Cadillac’s famous “dollar grin.” Under the hood was Cadillac’s proven 331 cubic inch V8 that was retuned and was now good for an increased 230 horsepower. Options and amenities continued to grow in number, with 1954 marking the first appearance of power assisted brakes while the power steering system saw a decrease in ratio, to improve maneuverability, especially at low speeds. With these improvements all across the line the Fleetwood Series 60 Special looked and performed better than ever and the model continued to attract buyers of a higher caliber, thanks in part to its limousine-like stature.
The 1954 Cadillac Series 60 Special Fleetwood featured here is finished in stunning all black with a beautiful green interior. It was sold new in Idaho where in 1955 it was acquired by the Twin Falls Yellow Cab & Limousine Company. They reserved it for celebrities and other elite clientele when they visited the scenic Sun Valley area. Janet Leigh, Ann Sheridan, Lydia DuPont, and Bing Crosby are all noted as being chauffeured in this Cadillac. However, its most iconic passenger was Marilyn Monroe. During Spring of 1956 it was used to personally transport her to and from the Idaho filming locations for the movie “Bus Stop.” This Fleetwood has had some prior cosmetic attention which has started to show its age in certain places, though it remains in wonderful, presentable condition. Its great provenance makes it among one of the finest examples we have seen in many years. We are proud to offer this investment-grade Cadillac Series 60 Special to the most particular collector or enthusiast who desires the best. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or [email protected] for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.
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