1947 Cadillac Series 62

Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1947
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Burgundy
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Chassis No.
8449667
Estimate:
$60,000-$80,000 US
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
150 bhp, 346 cu. in. L-head V8 engine, Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129"
When Cadillac resumed civilian automobile production in October 1945, the entire model line benefited from the company’s considerable wartime experience, which included the production of some 12,000 M-5 light tanks and motorized gun carriers. Although the postwar Cadillac V8 engines had the same displacement and rated horsepower as their prewar counterparts, many internal parts were improved for greater strength and reliability following the experience gained in combat conditions. The state-of-the-art Hydra-Matic automatic transmission was also improved using the lessons learned in wartime.
Stylistically, just as the 1946 models were a modest makeover of the pr