To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 8348245
Estimate: $ 80,000 - $ 90,000 US
Visually, the 1941 Cadillac was a masterpiece of subtle, flowing curves that began with a bold and distinctive grille design. The flat, chromed grille and domed hood were dominant, and two new styling concepts were available, the horizontal valance that enclosed the space between the bodywork and the bumpers and the front fender wind-split creases that began at the headlamps and extended horizontally back along each rear flank of the body. The sole available engine; Cadillac’s refined 346-cid V-8, delivered remarkably silent and smooth operation, 150 horsepower, and plenty of torque. Ride and handling characteristics remain quite good, even by today’s standards, making Cadillacs of the immediate prewar era excellent choices for collectors and enthusiasts who enjoy driving.
This desirable Cadillac Convertible Coupe is very nicely presented following its restoration at an unstated point in time. The lovely shade of green paint is stated to be in good condition, the complementary tan interior “looks great,” there is a power-assisted tan canvas soft-top and the car runs and drives well. Other important characteristics of this fine automobile are seen in the rear fender skirts with Cadillac medallions, whitewall tires, a hood mascot that also serves as the opening lock mechanism, Art Deco-inspired dashboard detailing, Cadillac wheel covers, period AM radio, three distinctive trim elements per fender, an impressive and notable grille, foglights, attractive hood side trim and driver’s side spotlight.
Importantly, this 1941 Cadillac Series 62 is equipped with the desirable three-speed manual transmission, rarely found in the inaugural year of Hydra-Matic, and much sought-after by traditionally-minded enthusiasts. As a Classic Car Club of America Full Classic, this car would be welcome on the Club’s exclusive CARavans and other events, as well as in tours all over the country. There are few better road cars of this era, and nearly as few that are as visually appealing. It is an uncommon offering with a reported 3,100 similar cars produced in 1941.
The Series 62 Convertible Coupe continues to be proclaimed a “flawless work of automotive styling” and is a delight to behold from any given angle. Model year 1941 would be the final year that the Cadillac Convertible Coupe would be seen with a solid rear quarter and marked the final year of availability for the Convertible Sedan. 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe