Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
Admired when it was first unveiled, the 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe possessed a style and grace that is seldom seen in motor cars and that has aged extremely well, with the result that these cars have been among the most sought after Classics throughout the years. Just 3,100 were built, and sadly, most did not survive.
The bold, flat, chromed grille and domed hood dominated the new look. Two new styling concepts were introduced – a horizontal valance enclosing the space between the bodywork and bumpers and the front fender windsplit creases that began at the headlamps and extended horizontally back along each side of the body. A revised Goddess of Speed mascot was mounted on top, where she also serves as the hood release.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida, July of 2012 at The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan and for John Staluppi in December, 2012.
150 bhp, 346 cu. in. 90-degree L-head V8 engine with hydraulic lifters, Stromberg carburetor, automatic transmission, independent front suspension via coil springs and wishbones, and rear suspension via longitudinal semi-elliptic leaf springs and Hotchkiss semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Steve Giraud; Teddy Pieper