1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE - 65749 Sold* at Las Vegas 2008 - Lot #781 1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/65749/65749_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #781

1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE

Auction Las Vegas 2008
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 781
Year 1941
Make CADILLAC
Model SERIES 62
Style 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 8351820
Exterior Color BLACK
Interior Color RED
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 346
Transmission 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #781 - This rare pre-war convertible was one of the last cars built by Cadillac before they converted the factory to the war-time productions of tanks. Cadillac automobile production would not resume again until 1946. This model Cadillac benefited from the refined and sophisticated styling of the legendary Harley Earl as well as the imaginative design of a young William "Bill" Mitchell. During the introduction of this model, Harley Earl said it best, "We want the customer to be able to walk around the car and be entertained the entire trip." The 1941 model year introduced an imposing new front-end design with flowing curves and a distinctive egg crate grille with an astonishing amount of gleaming chrome. The style and grace of Cadillac is combined with advanced engineering and wonderfully smooth ride to make this a safe and prestigious automobile. This beautiful Tuxedo Black convertible is just out of a 1 1/2 year restoration which included a refit of all body parts with a very precise fit and finish. The exterior paint is flawless. The red trimmed wheels with rear fender skirts and the correct red Cadillac emblems make a striking contrast. The interior is red and luxurious with just the right amount of patina. The dash is a carefully painted wood-grain that was an original and highly desired finish. The Haartz cloth top is tan and the mechanism has the proper chrome braces and window surrounds. The legendary Flathead V8 engine is properly detailed and runs with smooth and quiet power so typical of a Cadillac. A correct 346cid L-head V8 engine puts out 150 bhp and is coupled to the optional Hydra-Matic transmission. Topped with the original Stromberg carburetor and oil-bath air filter, the engine compartment is meticulous. The highly domed 'coffin' hood is topped by the bold "Goddess of Speed" ornament that also functions as the hood release mechanism and is typical of the Cadillac commitment to style and function. Certainly this rare Cadillac convertible would make a great addition to any collection.
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