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1941 Cadillac Convertible Coupe by Fleetwood
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$88,000.00 None Auction Results
Description: 1941 Cadillac Convertible Coupe by Fleetwood
RM Auctions
Automobiles of Amelia Island Collector Car Auction
Amelia Island, Florida
March 13, 2009
AUCTION RESULTS: Lot 133 - Sold at a price of $88,000

Series 62. 150 bhp, 346 cu. in. 90-degree L-head V8 engine with hydraulic lifters, Stromberg carburetor, automatic transmission, independent front suspension via coil springs and wishbones, and rear suspension via longitudinal semi-elliptic leaf springs and Hotchkiss semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126"

Admired when it was first unveiled, the 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe possessed a style and grace that is seldom seen in motor cars and that has aged extremely well, with the result that these cars have been among the most sought after Classics throughout the years. Just 3,100 were built, and sadly, most did not survive.

The bold, flat, chromed grille and domed hood dominated the new look. Two new styling concepts were introduced – a horizontal valance enclosing the space between the bodywork and bumpers and the front fender windsplit creases that began at the headlamps and extended horizontally back along each side of the body. A revised Goddess of Speed mascot was mounted on top, where she also serves as the hood release.

The Cadillac Series 62 presented here is fitted with an automatic transmission – the very first year Cadillac offered such an option. This fully restored and meticulously maintained 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe has benefited from a recent professional restoration (completed around 2000); it is painted black and fitted with a two tone leather interior in black with dark green accents and door panels, as well as a black Haartz top piped in the same green leather. The car is well equipped, featuring a heater, radio, power antenna, power top, rear wheel skirts, and whitewall tires with chrome wheel covers. All Series 62 Convertibles were fitted with Deluxe equipment.

The quality of the restoration is attested to by the condition of the car today, with the paint showing little or no signs of aging, excellent brightwork and very little evidence of wear in the interior. Panel fits remain very good, particularly in the doors and decklid. Underhood detailing is very good, with correct wiring, hoses, clamps, fasteners and other small parts. The car was acquired by Mr. John O'Quinn in 2005 and has been maintained by his staff of mechanics ever since. The next owner should find that a minimum of work is required to sort the car properly for future use as a tour car – or for that matter, to return it to the concours circuit.
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