Just professionally appraised at $45,600. For the last 10 years this car has been shown at the Ironstone Concours at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys, CA. This excellent-condition classic car has always been in a dry climate and garaged under a car cover. Originally from Texas and then Brentwood, California, it was purchased in 2006 and has been meticulously maintained by a multi-car collector family here in Groveland, CA - "Gateway to Yosemite". The current owner added power steering (which can easily be returned to original) and wire wheels (the original wheels, hub caps and tires come with the car). The only major flaw to this car is a thumb size paint chip on the right front fender.
In 1941, Cadillac replaced the out-going Series 61 with the Series 62 and its main draw was two-door cabriolet among four major body styles; it was one of the most elegant automobiles to ever roll off a GM assembly line. 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 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.
Cadillac's sole soft top was usually in the 62 Series. Such was the case in 1941, when this handsome model was manufactured. Equipped with a vacuum-powered convertible top, it was available only as a Deluxe model, which included rear fender skirts, wheel trim, and other decor items. All Series 62 cars were powered by Cadillac’s L-head 346ci V8 which was capable of 150 hp. Sales totaled 5,903 in its inaugural year accounting for about 45% of Cadillac’s sales.
Pre-War Cadillac convertibles will always be a true collector car. Halted by the wartime efforts, the Series 62 halted production in 1942 and began producing cars again in early October of 1945.
With the very reliable Cadillac V8 engine and synchro manual 3-speed transmission this classic runs and drives exceptionally well. Chrome and brightwork are done to a high degree and set this one apart from many collector cars. The wide whitewall tires, Cadillac Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels, Coker Classic wide white wall tires, and fender skirts (not perfect but no dents) complete the finishing touches on this classic beauty. All instruments and dash are in excellent condition and factory radio and clock are also present.
Inside the convertible cabin is a comfortable, road-trip worthy interior. Owners report that road trips of 400-500 miles are easily achievable. The ’41 Caddys are capable of a genuine 100 mph top speed, with 0-60 time in about 14 seconds. That’s as good or better than many of the Cadillacs of the 1980s, sad to say. The 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupes were so successful that these cars remain some of the most sought-after collectibles of the late pre-war era. And as legitimate CCCA Full Classics, they are welcome at every big event and caravan, where their superlative road manners and comfortable interiors make them a favorite for folks who like to drive their machinery. This is a great classic convertible at a great price: $46,900.
Engine: 346ci Flathead 16-valve V8, 150 hp
Transmission: 3-speed column-shift synchromesh manual
Colors: Velour Maroon, with Saddle Tan Leather
Odometer: 79,862 miles
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