Hershey

The Hershey Lodge
11 - 12 October 2018
Lot 408

1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

The Lloyd Needham Collection

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$88,000 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Engine No.
8427425
Body No.
FW 1377
  • Offered from the Lloyd Needham Collection
  • One of the most desirable driving cars of the Classic Era
  • Well-preserved older restoration in wonderful colors
  • Accompanied by a copy of its original delivery invoice
  • Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic

Lloyd Needham’s 1947 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, one of the most desirable late American Full Classics, was delivered new through the Columbus Motor Car Company of Columbus, Ohio, equipped with Hydra-Matic transmission, AM radio and aerial, under-seat heater, and factory fog lights – all as documented in its original delivery invoice, a copy of which accompanies the car today.

The convertible eventually moved to Ontario, and at one point was apparently given away in a sweepstakes held for the Club Z rewards program members of the now-defunct Zeller’s discount store chain. What plans the lucky owner had for it are not known.

A long-term part of the Needham Collection, the Cadillac was restored some years ago, in French Gray with a beautifully fitted blue leather interior and black cloth top, from what was obviously a solid and intact original automobile. Inspection reveals that the restoration has been superbly preserved, with only the most minor signs of aging evident, most prominently a crack in the paint under the hood latch; with detailing the car could still be quite successfully shown. The chassis is properly finished and undercoated. The trunk contains a correct full-size spare and jack, and it is also offered with a selection of additional drivetrain components for the owner’s stock of “spares.”

This is a wonderful, powerful Full Classic Cadillac, sure to become one of many beloved by CCCA enthusiasts all over the country. The new owner may not be able to win it in a sweepstakes, but they can certainly drive it like they won it!