For Sale at Auction: 1941 Cadillac Series 62 in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Vehicle Description

This prewar convertible was one of the last cars built by Cadillac before they converted the factory to the war-time production of tanks. Cadillac automobile production would not resume again until 1946. Finished in Tuxedo Black, this convertible was meticulously restored with an emphasis on a precise fit and finish. The red-trimmed wheels with rear fender skirts feature the correct red Cadillac emblems and make a striking contrast. The red interior has just the right amount of patina and the dash is a carefully painted wood grain that was an original finish. The Haartz cloth top is tan and the mechanism has the proper chrome braces and window surrounds. A properly detailed and correct 346ci L-head V8 engine puts out 150hp and is coupled to the optional Hydramatic automatic transmission. The V8 is topped with the original Stromberg carburetor and oil-bath air filter. The highly domed "coffin" hood is topped by the bold "Goddess of Speed" ornament that also functions as the hood release mechanism and is typical of the Cadillac commitment to style and function. This model Cadillac benefitted from the refined and sophisticated styling of the legendary Harley Earl as well as the imaginative design of a young William "Bill" Mitchell. During the introduction of this model, Harley Earl said it best: "We want the customer to be able to walk around the car and be entertained the entire trip." The 1941 model year introduced an imposing new front-end design with flowing curves and a distinctive egg crate grille with an astonishing amount of gleaming chrome. The style and grace of Cadillac is combined with advanced engineering and smooth ride to make this a safe and prestigious automobile. This vehicle was purchased from the Ron Pratte Collection in 2015.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1445446
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Year:1941
  • Make:Cadillac
  • Model:Series 62
  • Exterior Color:BLACK
  • Interior Color:RED
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:131960
  • VIN:8351820

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Barrett-Jackson Auctions
Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260