1941 was the last full model year before civilian automobile production ended “for the duration” as America’s manufacturing capacity yielded to the war effort. For that final model year, Cadillac significantly revised and improved their Series 62, an automobile that had only been introduced the year before. The Fisher-bodied 62 for 1941 featured a low, aggressive body that Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell dressed with three chrome strips on the front and rear fenders to complement the massive grille and hood side chrome trim. The 1941 car also featured a panel of louver trim on each side of the hood, headlights built into the fenders and standard rear wheel skirts. Under the hood, Cadillac’s 346 cubic inch L-head V-8 made 150 horsepower. Although Cadillac posted huge sales numbers in 1941, including for the Series 62, only a precious 3,100 examples of the two-door Convertible Coupe were produced, making it one of the more desirable classic Cadillacs today.
This 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe is a gorgeous example finished in maroon with a maroon leather interior and a power-operated tan cloth convertible top. It has steel wheels, hubcaps, radial wide whitewall tires, rear fender skirts emblazoned with the Cadillac crest in the center of each, a spotlight on the driver’s side windshield pillar and a three-speed manual transmission. Interior appointments include a dash clock and radio with the jack and a full tool roll in the trunk. A Classic Car Club of America National First Prize winner, this beautiful open Cadillac is still strong enough to be shown. It is classy, sporty and comfortable, an ideal tour car for the many CCCA events for which it is eligible. Put down the power top and enjoy its proven reliability and impressive performance. A rare, beautifully presented automobile, it is more than ready to enjoy and impress.
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