1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Long, low, and sleek...with an elegance all their own - the
formidable "Standard of the World" ruled the road. Cadillac had
them all running scared by introducing technology and advanced
automotive design. As a luxury car, it was complete; its poised
dignity was not an afterthought. Power, performance, and presence
were the true hallmarks of the brand. Whatever one sought in a
luxury car...Cadillac could provide. Luxury and elegance makes
another cameo appearance...in the continuing saga of "As the
Standard of the World Turns."
For consignment, taking from its standard of the world 1940's
styling this large and in charge red caddy, is presented in
resto-mod form. It retains its big rounded steel panels and shiny
overdone trimmings, and luxurious juke box like interior dash and
seats, however some extra goodies have been added on to put this
car in the category of resto-mod. I know I had to look twice too
but read on and you'll find out this car is like a box of
From the nose of its winged goddess hood ornament, atop the
protuberant hood and large caddy badge below on front to the end of
the stalked taillights this car bleeds luxury. When the hood is
aloft, it reminds me of a Conquistador helmet. Straight, all steel
panels are all sculpted and minding their gaps and are bathed in
miles deep maroon paint. Pontoon fenders protrude from the sides
and frame highly polished turbine style caddy badged subbed wheel
coverings that are wrapped in wide whites. Chrome trimmings are
seen in excess but remain a tasteful accenting to the grille, side
spears, searchlights, headlight bezels handles, hood vents, and the
split windshield surround. Lest we forget the big bumpers on front
and rear and these show in good condition with a nice spit shine.
Large rear fender skirts cover nearly the entire rear wheel and
tire and cozy up to a shiny rocker trimming. Even the taillights
are large, and the only hint of something different lies below the
rear bumper where we see dual exhaust chrome tips peeking out. I
sense a hot rod! A white convertible canvas top is in fair
condition, shows dirt and some wear near the windshield. It does
have a clear plastic window, and beautiful chromed framing to make
it go up and down manually.
Stepping over the ornately engraved threshold, Oxblood leather
abounds for the door panels and interior benches. Using the
stitched panel and overstuffed tuck and roll technique you could be
seated in your smoking lounge strategizing about the game of 8 ball
going on at the time. Seats and door panels are in nice condition
with just a small frown for the armrest on the driver's side.
Conspicuous consumption best describes the dash with its Wurlitzer
sequel chromed trimmings around the radio and speaker covering.
Hidden in the glovebox is another hint of the resto-mod motif in
that there is an AM/FM/CD changer. A round speedo complete with a
large chromed bezel and on the passenger's side a similar size
clock pepper the dash. In front of the beautifully aged bakelite
steering wheel complete with a chromed horn ring and badged center
is a horizontal cluster of gauges. Vintage A/C has been added in,
along with the bagged suspension aftermarket gauge and a small
panel of 2 gauges hanging below the dash. Deep red carpeting covers
the floors and is nice and thick on the pile directive.
In the category of well I was not expecting that, a lift of the
heavy hood and what to our wondering eyes does appear? How about a
stout 472ci V8 blinged out with chromed valve coverings, an
Edelbrock intake and a 4-barrel carburetor. On the back is a TH350
3-speed automatic throwing power to a Ford 9- inch rear. Supple
hoses and red ignition high voltage wiring add some more pop to
this large mill.
Completely restored and modified with a Mustang II front end
suspension, and some leaf springs with the adjustable airbags for
the back, all is looking solid and sound underneath. Power disc
brakes are on front and power drums for the back, and a Turbo
muffler dual exhaust for the exhale.
This monster fires right up with a thunderous roar and off to the
test track we sauntered. Here it did well with snappy acceleration,
a fine ride with good handling, and very solid braking to bring
this mass to a halt. All functions were working at the time of the
Go big or go home would best sum this creation up. Large steel, big
chrome, and luxurious design are all wrapped up in a Classy Caddy
from 1941 with some underlying power and modern-day ride. Take this
wheel from Jeeves as you'll want to be the pilot on this
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.