Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
Cadillac introduced new styling in 1941. For the first time, headlights were fully integrated into the front fenders, and a horizontal-theme grille stretched from side to side.
The following year, a new, bolder grille was added, and front fenders were extended into the doors, a GM hallmark that year that would last through the 1940s. A new fresh-air heating and ventilating system was introduced, ducted from the grille rather than a cowl-top ventilator. All models had improved brakes, and Series 62 and Sixty Special models received new instrument panels. The self-shifting Hydra-Matic transmission, introduced on Cadillacs the previous year, continued to gain favor. More than 60 percent of all 1942 Cadillacs were so equipped.
Just a single convertible was offered, a coupe style in the 62 Series. It had a full rear seat and retractable quarter glass in the rear, and the top raised and lowered electrically. Available only in Deluxe trim, body style 6267-D was built in just 308 units before World War II shut down the auto industry in February 1942.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in July of 2011 at The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan.
150 bhp, 346 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission, coil spring independent front suspension and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129”.
Source: RM Auctions
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