The pre-war years of the late 1930‘s and early 1940’s saw sweeping changes in the US automotive industry, with both form and function changing greatly. The emergence of the domestic economy from The Great Depression allowed manufacturers to expand and increase production.
The Cadillac division of General Motors introduced the Series 62 model for the 1940 model year. For the second year offering in 1941, legendary GM designer Harley Earl refined the car to a look that absolutely screams “mid-century modern” well ahead of the middle of the century. The 1941 model year was the last full model year produced before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and domestic automobile production was halted to support the country’s war effort.
Cadillac sales were strong in 1941, with the Series 62 drawing power from a 346 cubic inch V8 engine backed with a three-speed column-shifted manual transmission allowing for six-passenger seating. A total of 3,100 convertible coupes were manufactured, accounting for a small percentage of total Series 62 sales. It is unknown how many of these cars exist today.
The 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible coupe is one of those 3,100 built and has been a part of the present owner’s classic car portfolio since August of 2003. Powered by the correct drivetrain, the car presents in a beautiful maroon finish with a matching maroon leather interior. The car’s brightwork is still impressive and the placement of the Cadillac crest on the steering wheel and fender skirts leave no guesswork as to the marque of this impressive car. A tan convertible top contrasts nicely with the maroon paint.
The present owner has driven this car extensively over the years, participating in events such as Hemmings Motor News Great Race. The car has been stored in a humidity-controlled environment under his ownership. This vehicle would be an excellent addition to any Cadillac collector’s portfolio or make an excellent cornerstone to build a luxury car collection around.
Evergreen Digital Showroom offers this rare pre-war Cadillac for sale at $74,900 USD. Pre-purchase inspection is both welcomed and encouraged. We will gladly arrange transportation at buyer’s expense or work with the shipping company of buyer’s choice to effect delivery. For additional information or to make an offer on this vehicle, contact sales manager Steve Russell at 417-532-8000.
Because of the number of vehicles we represent we cannot drive every vehicle for long distances. These vehicles have been part of static displays for long periods of time, in some cases for decades, and are subject to the flaws and imperfections consistent with that. While we do our best to disclose all issues we known about a vehicle in our advertising, these are old cars and something that has always worked in the past might not function properly today. Please check the requirements of your state regarding the licensing and registration of classic vehicles and make sure the vehicle you are looking at meets those if applicable. Unless otherwise noted, all vehicles represented by Evergreen Digital Showroom possess a clean (non-branded) title which will be provided the new buyer when purchase funds clear our financial institution. Virtually all our vehicles are sold as mileage exempt due to their age. We do not warranty any vehicle, nor any part of the vehicle including air conditioning systems, brake systems, electrical systems and gauges, fuel systems, accessories or powertrain components.
These are old vehicles and it is very common for them to require certain maintenance and upkeep for them to be operational. In many cases issues with leaks may develop when being driven after a long period of not being used. This is common, as classic cars at some point will leak fluids. For this reason, we do not encourage buyers to attempt driving their purchase home as we cannot guarantee functional reliability of these vehicles. We strongly encourage prospective buyers to be sure they are comfortable with these issues before purchasing a classic car.
Descriptions of vehicles represented by Evergreen Digital Showroom are intended to be informational in nature and do not in any way constitute any sort of warranty, expressed or implied. Again, these vehicles are presented “as-is, where-is” without guarantee or warranty. Vehicles manufactured prior to 1981 will likely not be included in the databases of companies such as CarFax and AutoCheck that provide vehicle history information to consumers. If you have specific questions regarding a vehicle we urge you to contact us at 417-532-8000.