1941 Cadillac Series 62

Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1941
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    185
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Estimate:
$35,000 - $45,000

  • Offered from the Collection of Terry Johnson
  • Well preserved, highly original example
  • Mint original seats, once protected by seat covers
  • 150 hp, 346 cu.in. OHV-V-8 engine
  • Hydra-Matic automatic transmission
  • Black over grey broadcloth interior with walnut burl trim
  • Recognized as a CCCA Full Classic
  • Now indicating just under 40,370 miles
  • One of 1,900 Deluxe Coupes produced in 1941

At the start of the 1941 model year, a chain of corporate decisions rechristened Cadillac as a single engine marque within the GM portfolio— a 346-cubic-inch, L-head V-8 producing 150 hp was now the sole powerplant across all Cadillac chassis. Other mechanical standardizations for the model year included the addition of a semi-floating rear axle and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. All of these major mechanical decisions were accompanied by an equally notable range-wide redesign penned by Harley Earl and his team that would direct Cadillac styling for years to come—a wider front eggcrate grille, integrated headlights, and trimmer modulations to the brand’s bodywork produced an all new modern theme that was received with pronounced acclaim then, and now.

This 1941 Coupe is a highly original ‘deluxe’ example offered in its mostly original black paint finish over an all original interior. Covers that had protected the seats from new were recently removed to reveal the mint original Grey broadcloth upholstery. The carpeting, interior trim and walnut adorned dashboard all present a patinated finish as one would expect for a low mile original car that has always been appreciated and well cared for. The ‘deluxe’ equipped coupes received a radio, electric lighter, and heater/ defroster module—all accounted for on this example. The column-operated hydra-matic transmission was introduced mid-year for 1941, and smoothly assists with sending power to a set of Vincennes-red and chrome trimmed ‘moon cap’ wheels presently shod in whitewall tires befitting of a period-correct appearance. Extensive chrome brightwork is mostly original and matches the overall presentation of this well-preserved survivor. Deemed a CCCA ‘full classic’, this stunning Cadillac is a great driving example that has been regularly exercised in the custodianship of famed collector Terry Johnson, who lovingly referred to this deluxe coupe as “one of my best”—high praise from a collector who has owned 24 different 1941 Cadillacs!To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0520.