In 1949, Cadillac introduced its first overhead valve V-8 engine, and with a 331 cubic inch displacement and 160 horsepower the Cadillac V-8 set the standard for American high performance production engines for many years to come thanks to its smooth but potent acceleration and relatively light weight. This 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is among the most desirable of Cadillac’s offerings. Powered by the milestone overhead valve V-8 driving through GM’s superb Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, this example is finished in black and has a maroon leather interior, maroon carpets, tan cloth top piped in maroon and a matching convertible top boot. The car also features whitewall tires, full Cadillac hubcaps, dual mirrors, rear fender skirts and a handsome chrome exhaust deflector with the Cadillac crest. These Series 62s were also deeply impressive in their level of interior equipment, and this example features a power top, clock and radio.
A sound and beautiful automobile, this car has exquisite, fresh paint and very good chrome. The engine bay and trunk are also both highly detailed, leaving nothing to be desired from this highly collectible car. 1949 Series 62s are celebrated for their fine engines and pioneering use of tail fins as a styling feature as well as the combination of comfort, speed and beauty that in the years after World War II made Cadillac 'The Standard of the World'. This is a lovely example of a very significant model in the history of Cadillac, and is a worthy addition to any collection.