As World War II approached, Cadillac -- along with the rest of America's automobile industry -- turned increasingly to war-related production.
One of Cadillac's most important contributions was its compact, powerful, reliable 346 cubic inch 150hp V-8 engine. Production of the V-8 continued throughout the war and was used widely to power tanks and other vehicles, frequently coupled to GM's rugged, simple to operate Hydra-Matic transmission.
But even as war production ramped up Cadillac consolidated its place as America's premier luxury marque with luxurious, reliable, sensuously designed cars like this 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe.
Finished in black with camel cloth upholstery, it is an honest, straight car that has had a quality restoration. The paint, chrome, upholstery and interior soft trim are exceptionally good. The engine bay and running gear have been done correctly.
Of particular note is the woodgraining in a burl pattern on the dashboard and window surrounds. It is beautiful. Equipment includes a 3-speed manual transmission, radio, hubcaps, wide whitewall tires, rear fender skirts, heater and bumper overriders.
The trunk is properly finished and includes the correct spare wheel and tire under a protective cover. This Cadillac is eminently showable as it sits, with exquisite paint, bright chrome and stainless and tight, unblemished upholstery and interior trim. It is one of the best of its kind.