Upon its debut in 1940, the Series 62 was showed considerable promise for Cadillac. In its second year in production, it was heavily reworked with new front-end styling with a low, wide grille and headlamps integrated into the fenders, marking Cadillac’s arrival into the modern era. The beautiful new styling combined with an exceptionally well-balanced chassis to make the Series 62 one of the best performing luxury cars of the period, and buyers snapped up nearly 25,000 Series 62s in 1941, representing a five-fold increase over the previous year. Today, these marvelous Cadillacs are revered by enthusiasts for their combination of prewar style and post-war road manners.
This beautifully restored 1941 Series 62 is one of just 3,100 cars built with style number 6267D, the stylish and desirable convertible coupe coachwork. As part of its outstanding nut-and-bolt restoration, this car takes the fine driving reputation of the Series 62 to a new level, with updates including a 500 cubic inch Cadillac V8, TH-400 automatic transmission, power front disc brakes, power steering, and air conditioning. Blending the striking prewar design with a modern drivetrain, this Cadillac is a superb driver’s car capable of handling anything from daily driving to serious long-distance tours with ease.
Finished in black with a black top and rolling on beautiful chrome wire wheels, this gorgeous Cadillac makes a dramatic statement. The paint quality is superb, with a deep glossy finish and consistent panel fit all around. The bumpers, grille, and extensive chrome trim parts are in excellent order, with well-maintained, high-quality plating. Wide whitewall tires and Cadillac emblem center caps add a dramatic pop against the black paint, and the black Haartz canvas top is excellent, displaying superlative fit and finish.
The impressive presentation continues inside, with gorgeous charcoal gray leather upholstery and black carpets bound in matching gray leather. The spacious, comfortable cabin retains all of the charm and character of the original ’41 Cadillac but is subtly updated for comfort and convenience. In addition to the gorgeous leather trim, the dash is meticulously restored with correct woodgrain-effect paint. Original instruments, a factory radio, and the restored Bakelite steering wheel help retain the period appeal, while electric windows (integrated into original cranks) and the column shift for the TH-400 and discreetly fitted air conditioning ensure smooth operation and year-round comfort for all those aboard.
Beneath the hood sits a massive 500 cubic inch Cadillac V8 topped with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and featuring a rotary Delco A/C compressor, alternator, and power steering. It fits nicely in the engine bay with plenty of access for service and is well-detailed with Cadillac-script valve covers and a custom, period-style air cleaner. The presentation is neat and tidy, appearing very well kept and clean. A look underneath reveals a fully restored chassis with the front suspension updated to accommodate GM power steering and large ventilated disc brakes, with finned drums on the rear axle. All of the conversion work appears very well engineered and seamlessly integrated.
The extensive effort put into the superb restoration, and well-considered updates pay off in making this Series 62 an eminently enjoyable driver’s car, all while retaining the character and beauty of the iconic original design.
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