Barely two months after the last M-24 light tank rolled off Cadillac's production line on August 24,1945 the first production car emerged, a lightly updated version of Cadillac's short-lived 1942 models. Having been starved for new automobiles for almost four years, the American public snapped up new cars as fast they could be built. Thus, for 1947, Cadillac changed little: bigger things were in store for 1948 and even bigger for 1949.
One of the most attractive and unusual bodies in Cadillac's 1947 luxury Series 62 range was style number 6207, the Club Coupe better known as the Sedanet. The tapered, sloping shape of the rear of the body fitted seamlessly on the Series 62's 129 inch wheelbase, complementing the long pontoon fenders and in keeping with the standard rear wheel skirts. Chrome stoneguards on the rear fenders balanced the grille's horizontal bars and the optional 'sombrero' wheel covers. With only 7,245 built out of total Cadillac production of 61,926 for the 1947 model year, the Series 62 Sedanet is rare and beautiful.
This example, in cream with grey and brown cloth interior, is a beautiful but also highly usable example that was restored fifteen years or so ago and has been driven and toured but also conscientiously kept up since then. The 150hp 346 cubic inch V-8 drives through Cadillac's famed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission (thoroughly developed and well proven in all those WWII tanks that had rolled out of Cadillac's factory) and is equipped with a radio, heater, whitewall tires and wheel covers. A CCCA Full Classic (tm), it has been used on several CCCA tours where it has proved its reliability and comfort. It is a beautiful, sleek, stylish Cadillac with instant eye-appeal, an ideal way to enjoy CCCA events in comfort and style.