The clouds of war were already clearly visible even in North America as the 1941 models were introduced in September 1940. America was already shifting to war-related production, economic activity that was clearing out the last malaise of the Great Depression and renewing the automobile market. Cadillac introduced new designs with a lower alligator hood, tapering trunks and streamlined fenders. The headlights were recessed into the fenders flanking a bold egg crate grille. Both front and rear fenders were accented with three slim chrome spears. Running boards had virtually disappeared. Under the hood Cadillac's V8 engine was rated at 150hp. This beautiful 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible coupe is a prime example of the year's style, class and performance. It was restored some time ago, winning both an AACA Senior National First Prize and a CCCA National First Prize. In addition to standard features like radio, heater and turn signals it has whitewall tires, hubcaps, trim rings, rear fender skirts adorned with the Cadillac crest, fog lights built into the front fenders under the recessed headlights and a backup light. It is finished in Ocean Blue. The interior is upholstered and trimmed in blue leather with attractively contrasting tan carpets that matches the steering wheel rim and shift knob and a tan cloth top and top boot cover. The restoration was, as its show awards attest, done to high standards. The engine, chassis and trunk show well. Although it shows some use it has been professionally maintained in a private collection and is a perfect car to own and tour with pleasure and distinction. The quality of its workmanship, materials and care is apparent.
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