Lot 104 - 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Custom “Cad Attack”

by Greg Westbury Ex Sam Pack Collection

ESTIMATE £30,000- £50,000

Auction Spring Classics 2018

Lot Details

Lot Number 104
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number 496273028
Year 1949
Make Cadillac
Model Series 62 Convertible Custom

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Description

“Cad Attack,” as this car is known, was built by noted customizer Greg Westbury for his father, and it is a remarkable custom Cadillac, one that has been the feature of multiple magazines. It is a custom in the truest sense of the word, as nearly every facet of the automobile has been tailored, yet the car still retains its Cadillac identity.

Cad Attack leads with a ’79 Seville front clip that has been expertly grafted to the original , and it incorporates handcrafted ladder bars, Carrera coil-overs, and a Currie rear end.

Mechanically, the power is supplied via a 454-cubic inch engine that has been modified with a RV camshaft and Edelbrock carburetor and intake, and it is mated to an updated 700-R4 automatic transmission. Beautiful Wilwood disc brakes are on all four corners to provide excellent stopping ability.

The remarkable hand-crafted body is highlighted by the simply stunning Carson-style removable cloth-covered chopped hardtop, a one-piece custom windshield, Mercedes-Benz headlamps, 1991 Cadillac tail lamps, a single blade custom grille. This coupled with the ’56 Chevy front and rear bumpers with an integrated license plate holder really set the car off. Other fine touches, including modified wheel arches, panel gap alterations, an extended hood, and shaved trim, all serve to highlight the custom coachwork. Finally, massive 18-inch and 20-inch Foose wheels that are wrapped in Z-rated BFGoodrich tires complete the exterior.

Inside, grey cloth upholstery has been custom-fitted to the modern bucket seats, door panels, console, and headliner, while the dash and other interior metal components have been smoothed to match the streamlined exterior. This extraordinary creation reflects a labour of love that can only come from the best craftsmen. Cad Attack is the only car to have been featured on the cover of Custom Rodder magazine twice, and deservingly so.

Simply stunning this must be the Ultimate Custom Cadillac, and would grace any collection. Quite simply stunning.


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