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1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, Florida
Auction Results March, 2009 $99,000
1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, Florida
Auction Results March, 2009 $75,900
1949 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan 1949 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan
Worldwide Group Auctions
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Auction Results June, 2009 $19,250

1949 Cadillac

Having modernized its Series 61, 62 and 60 Special lines with all-new bodies in 1948, Cadillac introduced its all-new overhead valve V8 engine for 1949. More compact and lighter than its predecessor, the new V8 was designed from the outset to accommodate higher compression ratios and power output. With ingenious "slipper" pistons, reliable operation at higher engine speeds was now possible. Continuously refined, improved and enlarged over the years, this basic engine powered Cadillac models through the late 1970s.

Pioneering road tester Tom McCahill found the new Cadillac models to be perhaps the quickest and fastest American-built cars on the market. In fact, despite considerable weight, only the Oldsmobile 88 could match a Cadillac's strong performance. Consequently, the marque enjoyed a growing performance reputation, in addition to its renowned level of quality, style, luxury and exclusivity.

Of the four Cadillac series offered in 1949, the most popular was Series 62, offered in Sedan, Coupe, Coupe DeVille and Convertible Coupe form. The Convertible Coupe came standard with an upgraded interior and power-operated windows.

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