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For Sale: 1941 Cadillac 2-Dr
in Cleveland, Ohio

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Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
26210 Emery Rd
Cleveland, OH 44128-2251
216-496-9492
Description
 
Recent frame-on restoration with nice paint, rebuilt engine, and gorgeous woodgrained interior. Strong runner that looks fantastic. An excellent tour candidate.

This very attractive 1941 Cadillac Series 61 sedanette is finished in its correct, original shade of code 59 Valcour Maroon and unlike many restorations done recently, the paint isn’t loaded with metallic so it has a very correct look. It appears to be two-stage urethane, so it shines up quite well and has a gloss befitting the Standard of the World. It is not perfect and is not a show car, but even up close there’s evidence that the workmanship was well done and the materials are of a uniformly high quality. Bumpers, door handles, taillight housings, and the fender “speed streaks” were re-plated and remain in excellent shape. The hood ornament (which also doubles as the hood latch) shows above-average detail and may very well be an excellent original piece, a testament to the overall preservation of this car over the years. Pieces like the egg-crate grille and matching hood vents have clearly been restored, but they look just a little older than the rest of the stuff, but overall, the presentation is quite nice. There are also reproduction fiberglass fender skirts that totally transform the look of the sleek fastback body and they wear brand new reproduction medallions.

The interior was restored in the late-90s and uses correct-looking upholstery materials and patterns to make for a comfortable, stylish driver’s compartment. The seats are firm and supportive and there’s lovely new woodgraining on the window moldings and dashboard that’s just extraordinary. All the gauges show clear markings and they’re all fully functional. A re-cast steering wheel offers a lovely horn ring and chrome center and the shifter lever is at your fingertips. Sadly, like most cars of the era, neither the clock nor the radio are functional. Most notable is the seat fabric, which is a textured wool that looks correct for the period but sadly has faded a bit. It is not damaged or ripped or anything like that, it’s just a bit lighter than it should be. The trunk was finished in matching tan carpets, which isn’t exactly correct, but looks quite good and there’s a fifth wheel suitable for use as a spare.

Cadillac’s 346 cubic inch flathead V8 is renowned for its performance, smoothness, and reliability, and with this one being recently rebuilt, it’s ready for touring season. There’s a new water pump, a generator that keeps the Optima battery topped off, and nicely finished exhaust manifolds, all covered in an appropriate-looking green engine enamel. It starts quickly and easily, idles smoothly without the need for constant throttle applications, and pulls cleanly from any speed. It seems content to idle indefinitely without getting cranky and the cooling system keeps it happy in traffic, even on warm days.

Underneath, it’s not detailed for show but it’s quite clean; the floors are solid, the body mounts are still crisply rendered, and it has been sealed up with a light dusting of undercoating to keep it protected. The 3-speed manual transmission was rebuilt and shifts nicely with a positive action that feels like precision machinery at work and 3.90 gears in back mean it feels quick off the line yet is happy cruising at 65 MPH. Rebuilt brakes and a supple suspension mean you won’t hesitate to take it out for a drive and the original wheels are painted to match the body and fitted with new hubcaps and 7.20-15 wide whitewall tires that have less than 1000 miles on them.

This is a very attractive, unusual body style that’s sporting as much as elegant, and there’s simply no better tour car than a pre-war Cadillac.

For more details and photos, please visit www.VintageMotorCarsUSA.com.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 132297
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$34,900
or best offer
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Cleveland, OH
Zip
44128-2251
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
Series 61 Sedanette

Odometer Reading
48217

Year
1941

VIN
5354616

Vehicle Category/Style
Antique

Convertible
No

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Valcour Maroon

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details

Color(s)
Brown

Seat Material
Cloth

Accessories and Customizations


Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Interior
Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
V-8

Engine Size
346 cubic inches

Engine History
Rebuilt

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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