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Lot 79
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe


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CHASSIS NO: 8361665

• 1 of just 3,100 examples built
• Highly desirable CCCA Full Classic
• Smooth and refined streamlined styling
• Mechanically sound and roadworthy

346 cid L-head V8 engine, 150 HP, four-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent coil-spring front suspension, Hotchkiss semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 126”

The year 1941 played a pivotal roll in the world of auto manufacturing as it marked the last full model year before civilian automobile production was shut down as all manufacturing efforts shifted towards supporting the United States entering World War II. Having only been introduced a year prior, Cadillac still chose to dramatically change and improve their Series 62 model.

Overseen by two of the greatest in the business, Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell, the Fisher-bodied automobile was lowered and fitted with precisely placed chrome trim from front to rear complementing the vast eye-catching chrome grille, an appearance that would not be fully appreciated until many years after its debut. Cadillac would go on to post a new production record for the company as 59,572 models left the factory that year. Of that new milestone, only 3,100 would be the 62 convertible coupe model resulting in one of the more desirable classic Cadillacs today.

This 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe is a gorgeous example of true American manufacturing, finished in a charming maroon with tan upholstery and a matching tan vacuum-operated power convertible top. This Convertible Coupe underwent a body-off restoration in 1998 that still presents well today. During the restoration, the body was finished in its current maroon and has since been professionally detailed and buffed, bringing its shine and charm back to life. This Series 62 Convertible Coupe sits astride a 126” wheelbase that features steel wheels and hubcaps wrapped in wide whitewall Firestone tube tires on all four corners. Its streamlined design is led by a sculpted flying goddess hood ornament accented by chrome hood louvers. The grid-type grille makes a bold impression flowing to the streamlined taillights and completing the handsome design.

The interior is fitted with tan upholstered seats and door panels with a matching tan canvas convertible top boot. The front of the cabin features a lavish faux wood-grain instrument panel filled by two large instruments- a speedometer and clock. The five-digit odometer in the dash shows just over 29,000 miles, which the current owner and pervious owners report to be all original. The dash had a new temperature gauge installed in 2019 and also has a factory radio, which is currently inoperable.

Under the long and massive hood is a mechanically sound 346 cid L-head V8. The engine is paired with Cadillacs famed four-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, which was a $125 option at the time and is reported to shift through its gears smoothly. Its roadworthy condition was further enhanced as the carburetor was rebuilt, and the gas tank, fuel pump, fuel lines, brakes and master cylinder were replaced in 2019.

Not only are Series 62 Cadillacs eligible contenders for CCCA events, they are preffered by many collectors because they are sporty, elegant, comfortable and provide exceptional drivability, making them ideal cars for CARavans and other tours alike.

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