This 1950 Cadillac Series 61 hardtop coupe has a wonderful
personality that owns the road. And with its correct big V8 under
the hood, and a very vintage overall presentation, this example
upholds the best Caddy traditions - all for a terrific price.
There were only about 11,500 examples of the Series 61 Club Coupe
produced in 1950, and you can just imagine how many others have
survived 70 years to be this complete. So this one is already
attractive for its rarity, but the appeal of this coupe goes much
deeper. Cadillacs of this era are opulence on wheels. Everything
from the flying lady hood ornament, to the gas cap hidden behind a
flip-up taillight are designed to make every other driver jealous.
The factory-correct Corinth Blue was resprayed about 20 years ago,
and so it retains a nice shine while still never being so perfect
that you would be afraid to take it out for a drive. And of course,
everyone knows the true standout is the brightwork. The huge
form-hugging bumpers, intricate trim, deep V badging, factory wheel
covers, and everything else is complete on this example. It's a
true exercise in style where the grille seamlessly flows into the
wraparound front trim and then through the door line. All these
details wouldn't look so great if it were not for body panels that
have been treated with respect for seven decades.
They refinished the interior at about the same time as the repaint.
The color was upgraded to blue to harmonize with the exterior.
Still, this classic does not want to lose its vintage personality,
and so the pattern retains a nice classic style. In fact, there are
some items that remains truly untouched. The factory AM radio is
still there for display, and the steering wheel still lets you feel
the grooves of the drivers that came before you in this
multi-generational classic. Also, nothing gets in the way of that
true Caddy cruiser feeling.
Power comes from Cadillac's famous 331 cubic-inch OHV V8. This was
a motor that was both hardy and smooth. So while this was one of
its first years in use, the design echoed all the way into the
1970s. This history is why it's great to have such an
honest-looking powerhouse that is also believed to be original to
the car. More than just the motor, the whole engine bay appears to
be highly original. It includes the Cadillac Blue paint still
clinging to the block, an original-style air cleaner, and all the
major accessories intact. And while this one has a story to tell,
it's also ready to hit the road. With the Hydramatic automatic
transmission, hypnotic hum of the dual exhaust, and Cadillac's
legendary ride quality, this how you want vintage cruising to
This is a rolling icon that's also a strong runner. So don't miss
your chance. Call now!