New York, Park Avenue
17 August 1997
1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 DELUXE CONVERTIBLE SEDAN
COACHWORK BY FISHER
Engine No. 8359499
Light oyster gray with red leather interior
Engine: V-8, 346.3ci, 150bhp at 3,400rpm; Gearbox: three speed manual; Suspension: semi-elliptic leaf springs front and rear; Brakes; four wheel drum. Left hand drive.
The Cadillac Motor Car Company came out of the ambition of Henry Martin Leland, born in 1843. Leland was an engineering purist like Henry Royce, and when he rescued the Detroit Motor Company in 1902 he wanted to build quality cars. He called the company Cadillac after an early French explorer of the Midwest. In 1908, the company became part of General Motors.
From the outset, the first V-8 engined Cadillac, introduced in 1915, captured a significant portion of the luxury car market. Cadillac claimed the engine had "liquid smoothness", and the simple and powerful side valve V-8 is undeniably one of the most significant designs in the history of the motorcar.
By 1941 Cadillac had perfected the V-8 engine to the point where it was deemed worthy to replace the almighty V-16. There were also dramatic styling changes which make the '41 Series 62 highly sought after by collectors. The wonderful period styling includes the headlights being built into the fenders, the triple chrome spears at the rear of each fender amd the horizontal grille. The sharply raked V-windscreen and low roof line give this Convertible Coupe a modern, racy appearance.
The 1941 Series 62 is highly sought after by collectors due to its wonderful period styling. The sharply raked V-windscreen and low roof line give the Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe a modern, racy appearance. The triple chrome spears at the rear of each fender accentuate the styling.
This Cadillac was purchased in a fully restored condition from a well recognized New Hampshire collection. It is beautiful throughout, the owner stating that the car is in nearly 100 point condition and is highly driveable. He feels confident enough to state that he would be happy to drive the car from New York to Pebble Beach!
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