1947 Cadillac Series 62

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Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1947
  • Automobiltyp 
    Limousine
  • Chassisnummer 
    8449232
  • Losnummer 
    027
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Restauriert
  • Anzahl der Türen 
    4
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    mehr
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Grün
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Desirable 4-door, 62 Series spec

Undergone full restoration

Rarity in Europe

Estimated value: 95 000 – 110 000 PLN

Model history

The car is propelled by an 8-cylinder, 5678 cc petrol-powered engine developing 150 BHP.
Cadillac Series 62 was manufactured from 1940 till 1964.
The first generation of the Series 62 was based on the GM’s C-Body platform, shared with Buick 50, Buick 70 and Oldsmobile 90. It shared a lot of the tech and styling features with the lesser models, but it was distinguished by more generous equipment and a more sumptuous interior. Series 62 was available in 4 body styles: 2- and 4- door convertible, as well as a 2-door coupé and a 4-door saloon later on.

Under the bonnet, there was a 5,7-litre V8 sending power to the rear wheels via a 3-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

Second generation of the Series 62 went on sale in 1942 and was manufactured till 1947. A 4-door saloon was introduced in 1946. It was the first car of this type (4-door hardtop) produced by Cadillac after World War II.

Vehicle history

1947 Cadillac 62 Fleetwood offered by the vintage and classic car auction house Ardor Auctions will definitely catch eyes of collectors. Usability of this 70-year old vehicle can be surprising, even to the biggest enthusiasts of classic motoring. Despite its age, the Cadillac still drives perfectly well. All the particular features and systems are fully functional. During the 2000’s, the car in question has undergone a thorough body and interior restoration in the U.S. Chosen mechanical components have also been restored. In March and May 2015 the owner has had several maintenance tasks done by a Polish company Garaż Szymona. These included protection of the underbody against rust, replacement of the fender gasket and ignition system, repairing of the starter motor and light switch, as well as sealing of the exhaust and fuel tank. The owner provides records of all maintenance tasks. The car is recorded in the Polish Record and Register of Monuments. This particular model keeps appreciating year by year. Concours-ready examples in the U.S. can fetch even up to 40 000 US Dollars.

Please note, that the age of the car and its formal vintage car status make it eligible for sale only within Polish borders.