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Lucille

Lucille

"Lucille" is my 1947 Cadillac Series 61 Sedanette. I bought this car in Toronto in 1983. It was all original at the time and carried Cadillac's flathead V8 with a three-speed manual transmission. I drove it that way for years, but finally got tired of the manual steering, and while the flathead was still strong, the peripherals were starting to give me headaches. It still looks original, but has a 350 Chevrolet engine, automatic transmission and Nova front suspension. I have no way of knowing for sure, but several clues seem to point to this car being originally purchased new by J. Gordon Thompson, the founder of gasoline company Supertest.

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