Arizona | Lot 275
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
$58,800 USD | Sold
| Phoenix, Arizona
18 January 2019
- Offered from long-term private ownership
- Mechanically fully recommissioned
- Ready to drive and enjoy
Cadillac made great strides in styling for 1941. For the first time, headlights were fully integrated into the front fenders, and a horizontal-theme grille stretched from side to side. The hood was made front-opening for the first time, and the gas tank filler was hidden in the left rear taillight, a feature that became a Cadillac hallmark. Hydra-Matic, General Motors’ new fully automatic transmission, became available for the first time.
While many manufacturers have offered convertibles only in their most expensive series, Cadillac’s sole soft-top was usually in the mid-level 62 Series. Such was the case in 1941, when this handsome model was manufactured. Equipped with a vacuum-powered convertible top, it was available only as a Deluxe model, which included rear fender skirts, wheel trim, and some other décor items.
This handsome convertible coupe is equipped with pushbutton radio, heater, and electric clock as well as the conventional three-speed manual transmission. Painted in attractive beige, it has pleated red leather upholstery, all in very good condition. The top is black canvas, also without wear or aging. Mileage showing is slightly more than 78,000 and is believed to be correct. The engine compartment is clean and correctly detailed. The current owner has had it for some 20 years and though not often driven, it has been maintained regularly.
Cadillac’s 1941 models have a simplicity of design that was somewhat lost in later models. This car is an excellent example that can be enjoyed from the moment of sale.