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Lot 444 - 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe Deluxe

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ESTIMATE €68,000- €78,000

Auction Grandes Marques January 2016
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Lot Number 444
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number TBA
Year 1941
Make Cadillac
Model Series 62 Convertible Coupe Deluxe

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Description

1941 was the last full model year before civilian automobile production ended “for the duration” as America’s manufacturing capacity yielded to the war effort. The Fisher bodied 62 series for 1941 featured a low, aggressive body that Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell dressed with three chrome strips on the front and rear fenders to complement the massive grill and hood side chrome trim.

The 1941 car also featured a panel louver trim on each side of the hood, headlights built into the fenders and standard rear wheel skirts. The new styling was clean and elegant. It was also equipped with a power operated top which made use of a series of vacuum operated cylinders. A major improvement over the hand operated tops. The most desirable of the 1941 series 62 are of course the convertible coupes and only a few remain of the 3,100 produced.

This car was built by Cadillac Motor Car Division in Detroit (Michigan) in May 1941 and on 23rd June it was delivered to dealers Chaplin Motor Co, Portland, Maine. The current owner purchased the car in Georgia, USA in 2009 from a private collection who had owned the car since 2008 when it was freshly restored by the owner before him who in turn bought the car from the first owner in one of the Southern States.

The car has undergone a complete “nut and bolt” restoration and is described by the vendor to be in excellent condition with a photographic record of the work carried out. It is finished in the striking ‘Valcour Maroon’ with a maroon leather interior, carpets and an as new maroon soft top.

Power is via a 346cid (5.7) V8 engine with L-head design producing 150bhp; known for its durability feeding through a 3 speed all synchromesh gearbox.

The car is fitted with steel wheels, radial white wall tires, rear spats with a Cadillac crest in the centre of each. Interior appointments include dash clock and radio and the all important jack and tools are located in the trunk.

This is one of the truly iconic cars of its era; classy, sporty and comfortable, an ideal touring car; put down the power top and enjoy its proven reliability and impressive performance.

A rare, beautifully restored and presented piece of Americana, it is more than ready to be enjoyed and impress at classic car events.


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