Cadillacs were truly the envy of the elite when this 1948 Series 62
sedan was built. It was the first of the post-war Caddy cruisers.
And this one celebrates that history by remaining quite authentic
from the sofa-like interior to the V8 under the hood.
Cadillacs of this era are a true exercise in style. Everything from
the goddess on the hood to the gas cap hidden behind a flip-up tail
light is designed to make every other driver jealous. This example
likes to celebrate the classic style as much as possible by
remaining as stock as it can. The bumpers, trim, emblems, bezels,
fender skirts, wheel covers, and more are all clean and complete.
They all have a well-aged look, but because the body looks so sharp
and well-respected, the overall impression is just a well-earned
charm. One part that is not original is the paint. It was given a
respray later in life. The color stays in the GM family with a
later hue known as Stealth Gray. It has the right sophisticated
tone you want in a Cadillac and the overall aged-in style that goes
well with this classic.
The tan and brown interior has a highly authentic and original
style. The two wide rows of cloth seating have a sofa-like comfort,
especially in the rear where the armrests and legroom make this
quite inviting. You will find areas for improvement if you're
looking for a perfect classic, but really, the appeal here is a
level of originality right down to the AM radio that's still there
for display. You'll love slipping behind the steering wheel where
everything feels like a time capsule. The exception is the modern
temp gauge under the dash, which is what you want when your classic
is also a true cruiser.
Power comes from Cadillac's famous 346 cubic-inch flathead V8 -
this was the motor they created for such durable use that it was
also a favorite for tanks in World War II. This period-correct
motor looks exceptionally honest in the engine bay, so there is
some talk of it being original. Even better is just how reliable
and strong the V8 runs. This is a torque-filled motor that knows
how to pull this Caddy around with ease. Plus, the automatic
transmission, soft suspension, and modern Kumho touring tires
really help keep this luxury floating down the road.
Here's a truly cool classic cruiser with plenty of respect for its
history. And the value price lets you fully enjoy this Caddy with
ease. Call today!!!