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1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
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Location: Amelia Island, FL
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1947 Cadillac

When Cadillac resumed civilian automobile production in October 1945, the entire model line benefited from the company's considerable wartime experience, which included the production of some 12,000 M-5 light tanks and motorized gun carriers. Although the postwar Cadillac V8 engines had the same displacement and rated horsepower as their prewar counterparts, many internal parts were improved for greater strength and reliability following the experience gained in combat conditions. The state-of-the-art Hydra-Matic automatic transmission was also improved using the lessons learned in wartime.

Stylistically, just as the 1946 models were a modest makeover of the prewar 1942 design, the 1947 Cadillac line represented a subtle freshening of the 1946 models. Particularly noticeable, the new "Sombrero" full wheel covers were used all around. These items quickly became a favorite of early customizers and hot rodders, as well as Cadillac owners, remaining on the division's parts list well into the 1950s.

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