Cadillac Series 62 Coupe

It has been said that, in aesthetic terms, Cadillac was to 1941 what Cord was to 1936, what Duesenberg was to 1929 and what LaSalle was to 1927. Visually, the new-for-1941 Cadillac model range was simply a masterpiece of subtle, flowing curves, beginning with its bold and distinctive frontal treatment, featuring a massive horizontal-bar grille, and the debut of fender-mounted headlamps. The front-opening “alligator” hood was new as well, as was the fuel-tank inlet hidden beneath the left-rear taillight.

Mechanically, the 1941 Cadillac line was an even more remarkable achievement with its refined ride and carefully developed handling characteristics. Power was supplied by the 346-cubic inch flathead V-8. Cadillac buyers could also specify the new Hydra-Matic fully automatic transmission for the first time in 1941.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

150 bhp, 346 cu. in. V-8 engine, single two-barrel carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, semi-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126"

Source: RM Auctions

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