1941 Cadillac Series 63 Touring Sedan
There's nothing like assuming the helm of a mid-century Cadillac, a
car from an era when General Motors was at the tip top of its game
in terms of design, engineering and performance. Unfortunately,
top-notch vintage Cadillacs that are ready to drive AND show are
becoming increasingly hard to find. Then Bill Mitchell pulled
another rabbit out of the hat with his 1941 Sixty Special design,
judged by some as Cadillac's all-time best. Featuring a fastback
design which would be copied by many, including Bentley, among
other features that would survive through the 40's and become
signature to a Cadillac.
Proudly offered for consignment, the beneficiary of a 6-year long
restoration, (2006-2012), where no stone was left unturned. From
the body to the interior, the undercarriage to the engine it's all
been done and then sparingly driven and always garage kept. We
present to you a 1941 Cadillac Series 63 that is ready for you to
show and enjoy.
Styling was heavily emphasized for '41, and the new Cadillacs
emerged looking quite distinctive. The prow-nose motif of the
Thirties was gone, replaced by a blunter and more massive frontal
design that was highlighted by a dramatic horizontal egg crate
grille - a theme that has been continued to this day. That, plus
the larger traditionally opening hood, and the headlights
integrated into the broader fenders, separated it from all
Cadillacs that had gone before. Meanwhile, a three-piece front
bumper guard (one horizontal) provided a cove to protect the
license plate. This car sports round optional fog lights in place
of the standard V emblems below the headlights. At the rear,
fenders show squarer, the left taillight hides the gas-filler cap,
and twin vertical bars divide the rear window into three segments.
Three horizontal chrome "speed stripes" on the front and rear
fenders of this model, help promote the theory of movement while
standing still. All these steel panels have been restored and
painted in the deep end of the pool black. Wide whitewall tires are
wrapped around the red painted steel wheels.
An expansive Art Deco style bench seat stretches from door panel to
door panel and is covered in gray cloth with a vertical tufted
insert. A restored wood grained dash, with plenty of chrome covers
the area. The original steering wheel is installed, and carpeting,
very clean and topped with black mats, covers the floors. Across
the back is a spacious rear bench with plenty of legroom, and
obligatory ashtrays, and hold on bar for when the chauffeur gets a
bit feisty on the back roads, and you do not want to spill your
Manhattan. Headliner is in very nice condition.
Under the large bulbous hood resides a numbers matching, olive drab
painted 346ci Flathead V8. Topped with a 2bbl carburetor this mill
makes 150hp. On the back is a 3-speed manual transmission which
sends power back to a 3.77 geared rear axle
The frame is strong and stable and is very "beefy" for lack of a
better word. All the floor pans and rockers are solid as is the
trunk which only shows a minor repair on the spare tire well.
Independent coil spring front suspension and rear leaf springs
provide the ride. Drum brakes bring this massive piece of Art Deco
to a stop.
An easy starter after a turn of the key, and we were off for the
test drive. I took the rear passengers' seat and my cohort drove me
around our test track. But I digress and all worked well, with
smooth ride, nice acceleration and smooth manual shifting thanks to
the talented feet of my "chauffeur". It's always a pleasure to
enjoy a luxurious ride in a classic and this car delivered. I did
note the radio was non functional so I had to make do with
listening to my cohort blather on.
A 6 year long restoration that covered all aspects of this large
and in charge cruiser. No detail was overlooked in the process and
the car was sparingly driven after the work was completed. All
ready for you to enjoy and presently residing in our West mall way
here at the Classic Auto Mall.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.