1949 Cadillac Series 62

Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1949
  • Mileage 
    87 728 mi / 141 185 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    496224514
  • Reference number 
    407302
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Fiesta Ivory
  • Interior colour 
    Brown
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Yellow
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Just in from Southern California

Spectacular Restored Condition (Over $150,000 Invested)

Rare and Desirable 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

One of Only 8,000 Built!

331ci 160hp V8 Engine (First Production Year Small Block Overhead Valve V8)

Only 87,728 Miles!

Stunning Color Combination

The First Motor Trend “Car of The Year”

Incredible Documentation Includes an Original Owner's Manual, 1949 Cadillac Brochure, 1949 Cadillac Shop Manual, 1948 & 1948 Cadillac-Lasalle Club Authenticity Guide, Period California License Plates, Extra Keys, Photo Album, Service Records and Invoices Dating Back To 1953!

Performs Wonderfully

The Ideal Restored Example to Drive and Enjoy!

A Dream for The Collector or Enthusiast

Options Include:
Automatic Transmission
Power Windows
Power Convertible Top
Rear Fender Skirts
Right and Left Hand Rear View Mirrors
AM Radio
Whitewall Tires

Cadillac emerged as the leader in the post WWII U.S. Luxury car bracket on the heels of a full redesign for 1948 models. A year later, a new overhead valve 331ci V8 was put into production; capable of 160hp! Praise for the new post-war Cadillac was literally universal, with Britain's The Motor declaring “the car offers astonish value for the money. It has performance which few makes can river, even fewer surpass, a general silence of running which many will consider unbeaten, and an ease in driving.” Motor Trend magazine was also smitten with the new 1949 model Cadillacs; so much in fact that it became their very first car to be awarded their “Car of the Year.”

The 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible featured here is finished in the stunning color combination of Fiesta Ivory over rich brown interior and matching brown convertible top. This particular example hails from many years of long term ownership and has been meticulously restored to an incredibly high standard. Over $150,000 was invested in the restoration; insuring that this classic Cadillac performs as well as it presents. Accompanying documentation dates back as far as 1953 when the car was less than 5 years old, and this iconic American convertible will certainly bring many years of enjoyment to its future caretaker. We are proud to offer this stunning 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the performance and style that for so many years proved Cadillac to be “the standard of the world.” Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

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