Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
For Cadillac, the Series 62 was a highly successful model. Styling was modern, with clean lines and a strong Cadillac identity. Interiors were well-appointed, offering the latest features and luxurious broadcloth or leather upholstery. Mechanically, the cars featured Cadillac’s well-proven 346-cubic inch V-8. Strong, quiet and reliable, these engines accounted in large part for Cadillac’s exemplary reputation.
The first postwar Cadillacs appeared in late 1945 and were virtually identical to those manufactured before the onset of war. Buyers had very little choice as to what they wanted, as the demand was so high that companies like Cadillac produced only single versions of a model. For 1947, nearly 90 percent of the cars sold were equipped with the smart new Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, just as the example offered here. While the new cars were about $200 more than the previous year’s models, they adopted subtle styling cues like the sombrero wheel covers and additional badges and scripts.
Part of the RM Auctions event for Ritz-Carlton in March, 2010, Hershey Lodge in October, 2011 and Charlie Thomas in October, 2012.
150 bhp, 346 cu. in. V-8 engine, Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent front coil spring suspension with rear semi-elliptic leaf springs and four-wheel hydraulic power assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel