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  • Wonderful older restoration of a torpedo-bodied convertible Cadillac
  • Powered by a 346-cu.-in., L-head V-8 engine rated at 150 hp
  • Presented in striking triple-black color scheme
  • Well-appointed with desirable options of power top, pushbutton AM radio, fender skirts, heater, and polished running boards
  • Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic

Cadillac manufactured 59,572 cars in 1941, its most prolific production year. The bountiful sales were the product of a single-year turnaround by Harley Earle’s design team, which resulted in one of Cadillac’s most elegant designs. A sleek new torpedo-style body was paired with a robust front end, a design that would persist for the next decade.

The one-piece hood cascaded down closer to the grille and included side panels which extended horizontally 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 forward in the middle. Rectangular parking lights were built into the top outer corners of the grille. Headlights were now sculpted into the nose of the fenders with provisions for accessory fog lights below. Three chrome spears punctuated the flank of all four fenders. Rear fender skirts emblazoned with the Cadillac emblem were optional.

Inside, a faux woodgrain instrument panel housed an array of gauges presented in the period Streamline Moderne theme. An ivory and chrome steering wheel framed the, speedometer, multigauge, and clock. An AM pushbutton radio was positioned in the center, surrounded by an elegant, chrome grille.

One of these examples of streamlined American luxury is offered here. Presented in striking black over black leather upholstery with a black fabric soft-top, this Cadillac rides on red steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and wide whitewall tires. It is well-appointed with desirable period features of a power convertible top, pushbutton AM radio, fender skirts, heater, and polished running boards.

Recognized as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America, and with a potent 346-cubic-inch, L-head V-8 engine on tap, this wonderful example of pre-war American luxury in striking triple-black livery is sure to please its next caretaker.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf22.

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