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1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE 4 DOOR SEDAN

This very low production, beautifully restored Cadillac has been in single ownership since 1945!

This car was purchased new by Commander Taylor of Watertown, NY and was used in Naval Intelligence until 1946, when it was purchased by the current owners circa 1946. It was an ideal car for their 240 mile weekly commute to Cornell University.

The current owner continued using this car for several years selling irrigation systems up and down the East Coast until the car was taken out of service in 1955.

Still under the same ownership, this car was sent to DD Restorations in Covington, OH for restoration. The car was then fully restored including a Body-Off, Nut and Bolt Restoration to Original Specification Beginning in 2004 For Around $400,000. The Car is Restored in its Beautiful, Correct Original Colors (Paint Code 51 Black) and Black Leather (Trim Code 83).

See Attached Photo of Current Owner (on left in photo) circa 1946.

In 1942, This Car Was Used in a Parade to Honor Local Watertown, NY Hero Ensign George E. Cox who Commanded PT-41 That Rescued Gen. Douglas MacArthur Off The Philippine Island of Corregidor. (See attached photo from Watertown Newspaper)

Model 41-62290

Black Exterior

New Black Leather Interior

Black Convertible Top

346ci. V-8 Engine

3-Speed Selective-Synchromesh Manual on the Column

One of Only 400 Convertible Sedans Produced

Recently Restored With Over $350,000 in Receipts

Rebuilt Motor

Suspension

Gorgeous Undercarriage

New Chrome

Gorgeous Wood Trim

Detailed Motor Compartment

Show Quality Car

 

The Fisher-bodied Series 62 replaced the Cadillac Series 61 at the lowest rung in the model line up in 1940. The Series 62 featured a low sleek “torpedo” style C-body with chrome window reveals, more slant in the windshield, and a curved rear window. The new C-body that the 1940 Cadillac Series 62 shared with the Buick Roadmaster and Super, the Oldsmobile Series 90 and the Pontiac Torpedo featured shoulder and hip room that was over 5″ wider, the elimination of running boards and exterior styling that was streamlined and 2-3″ lower. When combined with a column mounted shift lever the cars offered true six passenger comfort. These changes had clearly been influenced by the Cadillac Sixty Special. The styling feature distinguishing all V-8 Cadillac’s was once again the grille. Although grilles had the same pointed shape as in 1939, the grille bars were heavier and fewer in number. Two sets of louver bars appeared on each side of the hood. Running boards were a no cost option. The Series 62 was available as a club coupe or a sedan, with 2-door and 4-door convertibles introduced mid-year. Sales totaled 5903 in its inaugural year accounting for about 45% of Cadillac’s sales.

In 1941 the one piece hood came down lower in the front, included the side panels and extended sideways to the fenders. A single rectangular panel of louver trim was used on each side of the hood. The rectangular grille was wide, vertical, and bulged foreword in the middle. Rectangular parking lights were built into the top outer corners of the grille. Headlights were now built into the nose of the fenders, and provision for built in accessory fog lights was provided under the headlights. Three chrome spears appeared on the rear section of all four fenders. Rear fender skirts were standard. The Series 62 offered the only 4-door convertible built by Cadillac in 1941 and it would be the last time this body style was ever made by the marquee. All Cadillac’s shared the same 346 cu in (5.7 L) 135 hp (101 kW) L-head V8 that year, with power rising to 150 hp (112 kW).

Sales more than quadrupled to 24,734, accounting for 37% of Cadillac sales in a sales year that well more than doubled the previous Cadillac sales rate record set during the two model years of 1926-27, in part due to the huge popularity of the new Series 61. Evidently the new “torpedo” style with its low streamlined running boardless bodies and expansive shoulder room had proved a big hit.

 

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