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Cadillac Series 62, for sale in San Diego, California, price on application.Manufacturer: Cadillac Options:
Model: Series 62 Interior: Red Leather Year: 1941 Exterior: Green Engine: 346ci-135hp-8 cyl
The 1941 Cadillac Convertible coupe is one of the most desired Cadillacs ever built; few of the 3,100 manufactured remain today. Buyers at the time would walk right by a Rolls-Royce or Mercedes-Benz - or a Packard - if they could have a Cadillac instead. Indeed, Cadillac boasted in 1941 that In the field above two-thousand dollars, approximately two-thirds of all motorists make Cadillac their choice. Buyers knew that Cadillac was a solid, reliable and beautiful car that would arouse the envy of their neighbors - it was American in the best sense of the word.
It has been said that esthetically Cadillac was to 1941, what Cord was to 1936 and Duesenberg to 1929. The 1941 Convertible Coupe is virtually flawless in its graceful and tasteful styling. The dominant chrome grille, high-crowned coffin hood and heavy bumpers were skillfully grafted into the beautifully styled bodywork. It was the first in which a front valance panel filled the space between the bottom of the grille and the front bumper. A grille guard was built into the front bumper between the vertical bumper guards and the entire front end was graced by a new Flying Lady mascot. The convertible top is raised and lowered by vacuum assisted cylinders - unlike previous models that had hand-operated tops. It is also important to note that this was the final year when there were no rear quarter windows.
The 1941 Convertible Coupe is especially desired by collectors today because it is one of the last pre-war Cadillac convertibles ever built.
This award-winning Convertible Coupe was subject to a precision cosmetic restoration, including paint, interior and an ovehaul of the drivtrian, resulting in one of the finest 1941 Cadillac Convertible Coupes we have ever owned.
The sensual lines of this Cadillac are finished in an extremely sought after combination with period correct Fair Oaks Green Poly and Red leather interior, . Inside exacting rich leather interior draws you behind the wheel. Cruises are even possible on cool nights thanks to the snugly fitting Hartz cloth top. The top was insulated to reduce wind noise and dynamat insulation was used in the floors, this Cadillac was built to drive and enjoy without any uncomfortable road noise.
Options are everything on fine open Cadillacs and this pristine example comes equipped with fitted fender skirts, a factory optional radio and the highly-desired simulated wood grain dynock dash. Standard factory amenities include: turn signals, clock, rear seat overhead dome light, trunk light, adjustable seat, Day-Nite rearview mirror, glove box lamp and more. This vehicle had also undergone some serious custom options including Heat with Air conditioning and Cruise control. This Heat and Air unit were meticulously finished in correct styling to what Cadillac would have offered in matching Wood Grain trim.
All electrical systems and accessory options have been meticulously restored and all mechanical systems have been tuned to spec. The 346ci 150hp engine has less the 200 miles since a fresh rebuild it is whisper quiet, coupled with a 3 speed transmission, 2 speed rear end and Cruise control the car drives effortlessly at highway speeds. This rust-free Southern Classic has traveled less very few miles since restoration and qualifies for all CCCA sanctioned events.
At the 2006 RM Auction in Monterey, California a Convertible Coupe finished in tuxedo black with red trim was expected to sell between $100,000-$125,000 and offered without reserve. At the conclusion of the bidding the vehicle had been sold for $126,500. This vehicle is nothing short of the example that had sold in 2006 for $126,500 these particular model Cadillacs have become highly desirable and sought after by collectors the price values continue to rise and this vehicle is exceptional, do not hesitate on bidding, the car would make a fabulous cruiser and investment car to enjoy and drive for many years to come.